YouTube Down: Http/1.1 Service Unavailable

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Millions of YouTube users will be waking up to learn that the online video website is down, and has been since 7am Eastern Time this morning. When I first visited the site I was greeted with the message “Http/1.1 Service Unavailable”, that keeps changing back-and-fourth, just now it read “Service unavailable”.

Center Networks found that all embedded videos still work, but we cannot be certain of that. Go check your embedded YouTube Videos and let us know if yours are still up?

Twitter is on fire at the moment with this story, and we have not heard anything from YouTube about what the problem is and how long it will take to fix. This outage is sure to become a nightmare later when the U.S. start hitting the website.

Let us known if YouTube is down for you, add your comment below.

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  • Connor

    yes it is

  • Linguaspectrum

    It's down and the embedded videos don't work.

  • tw@tube

    use a direct link you a video then the site works fine.

  • Manuel

    Please help when I go to youtube it says service unavailable Help me

  • Mey

    it is down yeah ! but embedded videos still work. (Brest, France)

  • anon

    From the UK, Scotland, and we are also have heving the EXACT same problems. This may be global. Random thought but maybe this is the chinese retaliating after the censorship was lifted on their google?

  • merc

    Yeah it's down for me and I'm in Australia.

  • anon

    Youtube is down

    from the UK

  • Helder

    Embed videos are working fine…

  • Melissa

    Hi I'm in Bangor, Maine and Youtube isn't working for me here. It's really making me mad! I uploaded some videos on there last night and I want to see if I got comments! ARRFGGH!

  • steveNYC

    yeah this sucksss…

  • john

    Same for me, http/1.1 Service unvailable.

  • Joey Nater

    Been happening to me too. "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" is what I get every time I go to the website.

  • Nathan

    Youtube is down for me got this error Http/1.1 Service Unavailable what the fudge!!!!!

    welp might as well advertise

    GOOGLE a wreckless divine!!!

  • Hugh

    Yep, it's down for me too.

  • Guest

    I had a Youtube Tab already open and then closed it. After going back and receiving this error I reopened the closed tab and could access the site as usual from there.

  • saviour


  • nobody

    Only the homepage is down. Going to a video from history or favorites still shows the site, but clicking on the link to the home page gives the error agaiin.

  • ollie

    yeah its down for me it just says – Http/1.1 Service Unavailable. not good.

  • saviour
  • Arindam

    yaap…youtube is down….

  • ivor

    its down

  • Asik

    Strange that you haven't been able to get it working since 7:00, it was working fine for me untill about 7:45 est. Hopefully they fix soon.

  • Estonian

    Down for us – Estonia

  • Rich

    it's not working at 7:57 AM EDT :(

  • Tom

    Yes – mine says "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable"

  • Maad M. Abduljalil

    It is down here in Yemen as well and giving the same error message just when you try to open the home page of youtube, but if you try to open a link for a specific video it works fine..
    try opening this:

  • spiney

    I thought it was my chaotic networking at first – but, it really does appear that tube is ga-ga, all my embeds are ok, & I can view the page, but try & log-out or do anything, its that http://1.1………
    oh well – not a lot I can do about it…

  • saviour

    Please make my previous comments public soon. The World is going mad! And you are the only folks who can save it! (i dont have anyother way to make this public, just these comments.)

  • Harsh

    Yah was watching streaming video and din realize site is down….

  • 1st Amendment

    My channel has been down for about 1 hour and I am in St. Louis, Mo. Youtube and Google seem to be coming a pain in the but for the last 4 months now! When another good video site like Youtube used to be comes at me I am ditching Youtube totally… Nothing but false DMCA's and Youtube never answers your questions or addresses your complaints… If it was a real business they would go out of business for poor quality and ethics…Peace…

  • Ichan84

    Its down here too in Indonesia. Owww…what's happen actually ???!!!

  • Henry

    I can't get to my home page or, but I can get to videos if I have the url for the video and the youtube videos embeded in my web site all work. Pretty weird.

  • Patrick

    you cud still bypass it from google. Go to google and type '' and when da search result came out…press 'cached'….then type any video clips you want. It's still working. Just the home page is not working.

  • George Tibua

    AAAA!!! WE ALL DIE!!!

  • theonlyreallaz

    here in Italy it's down since 12:00

  • esgee

    For YouTube, have been getting the "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" message since about 7:15 AM ET here in NYC. What's going on ???

  • Jose

    I hate this. I just woke up wanting to to change something on my channel. But, it wouldn't let me. i can't wait until its back up.

  • smokeg13

    tried several times to open youtube …..i keep getting the same thing you do …..i want my morning youtube videos :(

  • animalbeta

    yes…… it shows the same…. there might be a cyber attack from china

  • alfy

    Omg, will it be fixed???

  • Brian

    Down for me too here in New York.

  • Sizar

    Embedded not working. It says "An error occured, please try again later"

  • Mark

    ttp/1.1 Service Unavailable!!!!!!!!!! whaaaaaaaaaaaatttt!!!!!!! I was uploading a video!!!!!! come on!!!!!!

  • Amy

    It was down for me for about an hour, and then it was active again. I was in the process of uploading a video – forty five minutes down the line I had one and a half minutes left to go and Youtube decided to stop working again. Typical. Hope all is fixed soon, or at least an offer of an explanation!

  • Tracy

    Grrrrrrrr, I wonder if it is Obama, shutting down the protesters of this healthcare bill!

  • Angel

    Mine's been out for a while. It just went to 'service unavailable' while I was typing. It's so bloody annoying. Get your act together youtube, or some other geeks will come up with something a dozen times better and far more efficient. Way too many problems.

    • Angel

      Mine's been out for a while. I got the error while typing. Get your act together youtube, or some other geeks with come up with something far more efficient. Way too many problems.

  • tracy

    youtube down here, Wanaque, New Jersey 8:07 am Thursday.

  • JAZ


  • Guest

    actually i dont think youtube is actually down, it does says its unavailable when you visit, but if you search youtube videos on google it will actually take you to youtube and you'll be able to search and play other videos aswell.

  • whodatdaddy

    Yes it's been down since I tried to upload a video at 6:30 AM est.

  • Lucy

    I'd like to know how long it will take to fix!!!!!!! Been waiting way too long :(

  • JV1

    It works for my videos…

  • JazzieCat

    Youtube says service unavailable for me also. I'm in canada and i got on around 7:30-8am and it seems it still does not want to work. D: im going nuts!

  • Simao

    I get the Http/1.1 Service Unavailable

  • Allan F

    I'm from the Philippines, and YouTube is down here as well. Got this message for the nth time: Http/1.1 Service Unavailable.

  • guest

    i got in to the site by googling the name of the video then entering the site through google

  • watehfreak

    Heads up, embedded videos still work.

  • zoriel

    same her in Philippines.. Http/1.1 Service Unavailable

  • Joe

    Worked after a little while, then went to sign in and it did it again /:

  • Nathan

    Whats going on?

  • Dee

    Yes, I woke up to find out Youtube isn't working. I was worried that it was only me at first. Though, I found out videos in my bookmarks work.
    It gave me one chance to log on, but then when I tried I got that "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" message.

    Thanks for posting this!

  • ToM

    Neither does it work here in France. That's what we call global crap.

  • Jtweezy

    Yes Youtube is down

  • Keran


  • ramraj

    Yes, about 1800 in Malaysia the youtube was still working. But now about 2000 i tried the same above message appreared, i do not know why.

  • Lizzie

    I'm British and YouTube has been down since I logged on an hour ago – I think we might be hit harder as we wil be arriving home from work/school in three hours aprox. I hope it'snot too serious.

  • JhieMxr

    yes its down, i dont know if its just me, im living in schywz switzerland.

  • Thomas

    Http/1.1 Service Unavailable
    I get the same error every time.

  • alruken!!!

    probably the damn chinese hacking them again.

  • jmm1233

    i smell China's hand in this ever since google pulled out from the great firewall ,

  • Raphael Swiss
  • Kim

    No luck here in England.

    ……Hold on, just tried again and it's working now! (but for how long?)

  • Chris

    An embedded vid on my site looks to be still there, until you try to play it…
    Then the "error try later" message pops up.

    Hmmm… is this really Chinese attack?

  • Ethel Bustamante

    Also here in Switzerland is not working since early this morning!!!

  • dany_100

    ive seen youtube since its beginning and this is new to me.
    join my group

  • nas

    Been down since 7am…. Http/1.1 Service Unavailable…. Israel

  • MikiRiasBackUpAccnt

    I tried to check on a video i uploaded 5 hours ago to see if it had finished processing and got the error message. I went googling and saw one article saying that China has a problem with youtube and that they attacked youtube once before. It is down here in Fukuoka Japan as well

  • Jose

    Its back up.

  • Paul

    If you have link directly to a video you can get to it for example

    This one works! Then you can use the search function and find other videos and watch them!

    It is just and that are not working directly!

  • ccamp

    after clicking around for 10min its up now

  • lilie

    Same in Brazil…. I also cannot access my youtube's account

  • hyun

    me also!!!! in seoul!korea!!!!

  • StonedOne

    It's all fine and well here. works like normal.

  • Mother Lode

    YT's outage caused me to have a major bowel outage

  • bouncinglat

    strangely works on IE8 but not on mozilla

  • Joseph

    Ahhh… so that's the problem. Glad it isn't my computer.

  • Robert

    working fine now/
    was down about 5 seconds ago. Weird

  • someone

    When I try to log in I get this "Sorry, service is currently not available. Please try again later."
    Everything else works fine, the videos and stuff…it's just the home page :S

  • neutrino876

    Im from the UK, and yes it is down! :(

  • singinglawnchair

    I live in Michigan, USA and Youtube is down =(

  • chris naranjo

    It wont let me on at all

  • Tim Meddick

    You-Tube, here in London, is also down…
    You-Tube emmbedded links posted on BBC iplayer website do still work okay. So, from what you’ve said, I suppose ALL embedded links still work.

  • Drew B.

    its march 28th, and now im a little worried… and on the 26th, my account was deleted! ah! SOS!

  • Charly

    just got it TODAY! ITS DOWN AGAIN RAWR

  • craig

    down in wales at the moment 22:46

  • giggle

    nope its not working still for me and its three days after!!!

  • Jade

    i got this error message just now and it's still there

  • Dylan

    Not working today at 4:45. 1.1 Service Unavailable.

  • Jsn

    Yes, looking from Australia, QLD, Youtube is effectively down.
    - Embedded videos and direct linked addresses – DOWN
    - Youtube home – DOWN

    It's the third day now.
    Eaten by the bugs. R.I.P

  • Methebest

    Down here in The Greates Russian Federation!

  • Jonathan

    It doesn't work.

  • R3ILLY

    mines on and off.
    my youtube has just changed layout could that be the problem?

  • R3ILLY

    mines on and off.
    my youtube has just changed layout could that be the problem?

  • nick

    strange… it is now 2 am GMT+1 time. It worked fine the whole day and just about 5 mins ago, it went down…

  • Captain

    I'm getting the Http/1.1 Service Unavailable over and over again… this sucks. :(

  • dan

    mines down

  • JustAGirl [:

    this is soo stupid!
    its not working ]:

  • daniel

    im pretty sure its down again?

  • ILYHS!!!

    Its not working rite now . . . :(

  • moussette

    it is down again on 3-31-10 @ 8:05 pm est.

  • selene

    mine is down now :(
    i did everything :(

  • fegf

    crap i hate having to resort to the great outdoors

  • freddy

    you tube is down 4 me.

  • A person

    It is starting, meaning the shit is about to kickstart the fan. Most likely the Chinese as they have the ability to hack our systems and other as well. I wish you all a very fond farewell. See you on the other side.

  • thebahamian

    This is so not fair to viewers i wont complain or comment if Google were to strike back at who ever did this

  • evergreentree

    yesterday, youtube was fine for me but today it said, Http/1.1 Service Unavailable. i restarted my computer but it's still the same.

  • It's Down

    Down for me… Gotta keep hitting refresh to get to the page…

  • domenic

    hahaha you guys they got us good, APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!! xd

  • Eric

    i don't get it….sometimes it works and sometimes it has the error Http/1.1 Service Unavailable

  • Kevin

    1st of April 2010, having the same problem. (UK)

  • I R O N I K

    Yup, it's still showing "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable" here in Japan – 0915 – 1 APR 2010 :{

  • Andrew

    Even if you go from a direct link the site still gives the Http/1.1 Service Unavailable .. Youtube FAILS

  • Heroliscious

    Down for me in Pakistan.

  • filip

    it was down earlier, but now i get same message when i wanna open inbox.

  • boo

    its was not working today and its the 2nd

  • muahh

    if you google a song and a direct link comes u you can view songs on your channel, favorites, playlist etc

  • Jose

    For me neither.

  • margo

    yt not available for the moment, it happens many times the last weeks, what is going on

  • BamBoy88

    Http/1.1 Service Unavailable… its down again on 18th april (12:30 UK time)

  • darren

    Youtubes down for me Http/1.1 Service Unavailable

  • Lisa

    LoL its april 18 and I get this only on my channel weird

  • sikandar

    not working – pakistan

  • Elvis

    When I try to go on, the message is "Http/1.1 Service Unavailable".
    But, if I type adress with user name, it`s fine.
    For example:—your-username—-
    Problem appeared: 2010.04.18. 13:40h
    Location: Bosnia

  • Luis

    Youtube is down today May 4th, 2010

    8:35 P.M. (UTC -07:00 Arizona)

  • Prince

    Youtube is down FROM ISTANBUL

  • David

    7 OF may 2010 im geting this error right now

  • brad

    I'ts down but the youtube on the Ipod still works fine.

  • Danset

    UK. its down

  • devonray75

    I hate it when I see the "http/1.1 Service Unavailable" message everytime I go to a different YouTube page! Man, could this get any worse?! I hope this problem gets fixed soon. And don't even get me started on the maintenance thing.

  • Runescape

    down in new york

  • Daniel

    also down in Buzau, Romania

  • Mee

    I scratched my bum, now I'm picking my nose. I may, or may not, wash my hands.
    Oh, and YT is down for me now :(

  • http://YouTube AJ Harlow

    It’s down for me:-(

  • http://youtube maria a cuevas

    My u tube is not working on my phone

  • JandJ

    Not working right now, all of a sudden –> Http/1.1 Service Unavailable
    Wednesday February 16 2011 12:53 am

  • rob

    it was working like 2min ago. Canada

  • jaleesa

    I'm in the caribbean-jamaica more specifically and its been down since friday night.

  • Finland

    everything on youtube works just fine for me

  • chris

    its down right now.

  • Welshboii

    still not in wales

  • wowee

    Just unable to check my inbox and messages but the videos are fine.

  • wowee

    Just unable to check my inbox and messages but the videos are fine.

  • Siske

    youtube internet is down November 3, 2012

    • Stevos999

      Down here at 8:15 AM Eastern, Nov. 3, 2012