YouTube is down. YouTube TV is down. YouTube Music is down. This is how the apocalypse starts. Or, at least, there are a bunch of people who don't know how to entertain themselves right now.
Late Tuesday night, YouTube videos began showing the error screen seen above instead of the usual selection of clips from The Office and YouTubers doing important work like building giant rat traps for humans. At 8:41pm EST, YouTube responded to the spreading complaints, saying the company is "working on resolving" the issue. At the time, there was no update on what might have caused the outage or how many people the outage has impacted.
However, judging from reports logged with Down Detector, the issues appear to widespread. Some reports on Twitter indicate the issues are being felt in countries around the world.