YouTube has a problem video playback. Angela Lang /
YouTube n 'wasn't technically down, but during a period of Wednesday people certainly had a hard time viewing the site's content.
Users reported that thumbnail images appeared on the site, but when they try to play a video all they have is the spinning wheel, some have also seen a message saying that an error has occurred. Please try again later. "The issue has also appeared on platforms such as YouTube TV and in Movies and TV Showspurchased through Google TV.
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People in the US and Europe started reporting the issue around 3:45 p.m. PT, according to Down Detector .
"If you are having trouble watching videos on YouTube right now, you are not alone - our team is aware of the problem and is working on a fix, "TeamYouTube declared in a tweet . "We will follow up here with any updates.
The site appeared to be back up and running around 6 pm PT, but the cause of the outage was 'has yet to be publicly disclosed. Some users are still reporting issues, but for themost of the problem seems to have been resolved.
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