Talk about bad timing.
YouTube TV, the live-TV streaming service from YouTube, just went down — right in the middle of the World Cup semi-final England versus Croatia match.
According to the YouTube TV Twitter account, the service is having “streaming issues.”
Hey everyone — sincere apologies for streaming issues with YouTube TV. The timing is horrible but we’re working to be up and running again ASAP!
— YouTube TV (@YouTubeTV) July 11, 2018
DownDetector suggests that those issues are limited to the United States. In other words, everyone at their desk trying to secretly watch the game is SOL.
Those counting on YouTube TV are understandably frustrated.
ETA on when service will be back? Missing out on the England World Cup game and not happy about it :c
— Coder Fox (@CoderFoxButt) July 11, 2018
But hey, maybe there’s a silver lining? If YouTube TV doesn’t come back online before the game is over, you won’t have to see your team lose.