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Is Apple TV+ down? Some users are reporting errors when watching content

Apple TV+ Severance
Apple TV+ Severance (Image credit: Apple TV+)

What you need to know

  • Some people are currently unable to watch Apple TV+ content.
  • Some people are receiving errors when they try to start a show.
  • Others are being kicked out of shows that they are already in the middle of.

Some users are finding it difficult to watch Apple TV+ right now, with multiple people reporting that they are receiving an error when they try to get their Severance fix.

Downdetector currently shows a spike in the number of people reporting an issue when trying to access Apple TV+, with some people even being shown an error when in the middle of watching a TV show.

Apple Tv Plus Downdetector Graph

Apple Tv Plus Downdetector Graph (Image credit: Downdetector)

People reporting issues are trying to watch a wide range of content including For All Mankind, Shining Girls, and more. Issues include an error message that simply says "there's a problem loading this content."

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Apple TV+ has been surprisingly stable since its launch a couple of years ago, but things definitely aren't behaving as they should be right now. Those who are stuffing from the outage could try restarting their devices or using a different one entirely, but given the number of reports Downdetector appears to be receiving, that seems unlikely to get things back up and running.

It currently isn't clear whether this is an issue specifically impacting Apple TV+, or a wider problem. LastPass, Salesforce, and Indeed.com are all reporting a similar spike in user complaints right now, but other services appear to be working as expected.

If you want to enjoy Apple TV+ (when it's working again!) in style, be sure to check out our list of the Prime Day Apple deals in the run up to Prime Day for a chance at some money off Apple TV.

This story is developing, check back for updates.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.

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  • Quick, everybody get enraged and accuse Apple of not caring about QA anymore!