Top streaming service Twitch.tv has been mostly offline for hours now with only intermittent connections sporadically becoming available for some users. Twitch went down approximately seven hours ago from the time of this writing with official social accounts addressing the outage and making light of the situation as they work to bring it back online for everyone.
Though the potential loss of revenue for thousands upon thousands of ad impressions on video pre-rolls, it’s a costly downtime for a site and application that has over 10 million active users daily. It’s also of course potentially problematic for fulltime streamers relying on donations and subscriptions.
Twitch’s Support channel reported the issue on Twitter right away and thought they had it partly resolved shortly thereafter until it went dark again for a long time:
? We've resolved the recent issue preventing the site from loading for users. Please enjoy the streams! ^RSS— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) August 30, 2017
Update: Engineering teams are working hard to resolve site wide outages. Apologies for the disruption in service. ^AK— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) August 30, 2017
Update: We're still jammed. Somebody gave us the raspberry ^LS pic.twitter.com/6TSOMzRp5b— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) August 31, 2017
If you’re looking to stream or browse for content yourself, keep checking. We’ve gotten it to work in recent minutes and full service should be restored shortly.
Update: Service appears to be back up although Twitch Support has yet to confirm if everything’s back at 100%.
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