Fans started seeing issues connecting to YouTube servers earlier tonight, around 2am in the UK.
Since then, users have seen error messages appear instead of video content, confirming problems with the service.
There’s been a steady stream of comments on social media sites tonight asking why YouTube is not working worldwide.
And now a YouTube support team on Twitter have provided the latest update on what is happening with the Google Video Service tonight.
“Thanks for your reports about YouTube, YouTube TV and YouTube Music access issues,” it reads.
“We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will keep you updated.”
No further information has been provided on what is causing tonight’s outage, how long it will last.
YouTube users in both the US and UK are confirming that the Google-owned site and service is not currently functioning properly.
“Still down in Raleigh, the site loads but nothing is displayed. Search works, but videos won’t load,” one user from the United States confirms.
While another adds: “It will just let me click on a video but won’t let me go back to the YouTube main page, so I’m stuck on a broken vid. Good times.”
Instead of clicking through to the content they want, users have been seeing YouTube Internal 500 Error messages instead.
These appear with a line of code and a purple monkey holding a hammer, with the message: “Sorry something went wrong,” a message from YouTube reads.
“A team of highly trained monkeys are has been dispatched to deal with the situation.
“If you see them, send them this information as text (screenshots frighten them).”