If you’ve been having trouble accessing iTunes and the App Store or listening to Beats 1 today, know that at least you’re not alone.
Both services appear to be down at the moment – or at least loading very slowly. The outage happens as Apple and MTV partnered to announce nominations for the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Beats 1.
Is Apple Music down for anyone else? @Beats1
— Andy Odom (@AndyOdom7) July 21, 2015
oh cool, now the entire apple music is down :( @Beats1
— Alejandro Martinez (@alexito4) July 21, 2015
— Michael Dewalt (@mmdewalt) July 21, 2015
Apple Music also seems to be experiencing some trouble, with streams taking an unusually long time to load or not doing so at all.
We’ve contacted Apple for more information and will update this post if we hear back.
Update: 12:10 PM EST
Apple has confirmed the outage on their system status page. It’s currently listing “all store services” as being down, including Apple TV, and as well as Beats 1.
Here’s Apple’s full support statement:
All Store Services – Some users are affected
Users are experiencing a problem with the services listed above. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available.
Update: 1:52 PM EST
We’re back! Apple’s system status page now shows all services running: