The world’s biggest platform for streaming video is trying to figure out why no videos are playing.
The world’s biggest platform for streaming video is trying to figure out why no videos are playing.

YouTube suffers global outage

YouTube is experiencing technical difficulties, with videos on the site not playing for users around the world.

A spike in reports of problems on the website began flooding in at around 10.45am AEDT, with thousands of reports being collated by the website status monitor DownDetector.

YouTube confirmed the issue and said it was working to fix it.

RELATED: Fury at JB Hi-Fi as PS5s sell out

RELATED: Telstra refunds $2.5m after 'clear breach'

"One video started working, ended up finishing it and now they all just error out," one user wrote on DownDetector. "Hope they fix it soon!"

"How many people do y'all think called the local police because YouTube is down?" Another asked.

A spike in reports began just before 11am.
A spike in reports began just before 11am.

YouTube users have been complaining on Twitter as well.

By 12.50pm a test by news.com.au found the site was again able to load and play videos.

The company is yet to confirm that on the Twitter page where it confirmed the issue but other users of the social media site have reported it's also back online for them.

Originally published as YouTube suffers global outage



Horrific spate of Gladstone dog attacks continues

Premium Content Horrific spate of Gladstone dog attacks continues

“I just did what anyone else would do.”

SEE THE PHOTOS: Rugby league stars fish at Awoonga

Premium Content SEE THE PHOTOS: Rugby league stars fish at Awoonga

Two Canberra Raiders players took to Central Queensland waters last weekend.

Woman refused to take drug test because her ‘mouth hurt’

Premium Content Woman refused to take drug test because her ‘mouth hurt’

Sheree Ann Bennett-Wood said she wasn’t sure how the drugs got into her system.