[Update: Fix applied] Twitch not working or throwing Error 503 message? You're not alone
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…
Original story (published on June 08, 2021) follows:
Just in case you’re trying to get your head around why Twitch isn’t working for you, find solace in the fact that you aren’t the only one facing issues lately.
A quick look at micro-blogging site Twitter reveals that there are many other affected by the same issue. As per reports, while some say the service isn’t working or broken for them, others say it throws an error 503.
For a quick glance, here’s how some of the complainants word the problem:
whole tl screaming about how twitch is down I didn’t even notice i’ve been playing sudokus with my phone on airplane mode this whole time LMFAO
Strange error when trying to access Twitch this morning which appears to be down a lot!
Twitch is not working, my computer is suddenly slow af, I’m probably not gonna get my assignment done in time cause I can’t focus on it
Downdetector – a popular service that gives information about live outages – also conveys that Twitch is indeed going through a glitch in regions like the US and quite possibly across the globe as can be seen in the image below.
Any official word on the matter? Nope, nothing as of now. We’re yet to locate a word from the official service channels or their social media handles.
Rest assured, we’re keeping tabs on related developments, and will update this page with relevant info as and when we come across any. So in case you’re encountering the problem discussed here, stay hooked for updates.
Update 1 (June 08)
03:59 pm (IST): Turns out that the outage is due to downtime in the Fastly CDN. Numerous popular websites like Reddit, Spotify, Twitch, GitHub, Stack Overflow, Hulu, Vimeo, HBO Max, Quora, PayPal, gov.uk, Shopify are facing an outage.
Several news outlets like BBC, CNN, the Guardian, the New York Times, and Financial Times are also currently down.
The Fastly Service Status site indicated as of now that the service is still down but investigation is underway:
04:23 pm (IST): Fastly CDN has now indicated on their status page that the cause behind Global CDN disruption has been identified and that they’re working on a fix:
Identified – The issue has been identified and a fix is being implemented.
Jun 8, 10:44 UTC
04:35 pm (IST): Fastly has now applied a fix to their service and are currently monitoring it:
Monitoring – The issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.
Jun 8, 10:57 UTC
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