Microsoft’s Xbox Live service is experiencing issues today, preventing a large number of users from signing into Xbox consoles. The issues appear to have started around 3PM ET today, and many Xbox users report that they’re unable to sign in to Xbox One consoles and access some apps and games.
Apps like Spotify, Plex, or Amazon Video require you to be signed into an Xbox One console, and The Verge has been unable to access these apps during this Xbox Live outage. Netflix continues to work, but games like Fortnite and Destiny 2 won’t work correctly without being signed into Xbox Live.
“We’ve seen reports that users are having trouble signing in,” says Microsoft’s Xbox support team on Twitter. “We have teams working on it now! We’ll update you with additional details as soon as we can.”
This is the second time Xbox Live has experienced major issues this year. Back in January the Xbox Live service was down for a couple of hours, causing black screens for many. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for more information on this latest Xbox Live outage, and we’ll update you accordingly.