Yes, Hulu had an outage Thursday night

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Two major streamers appear to have experienced downtime Thursday, April 22, 2022.

Hulu saw big spikes in downtime reports via starting around 7:55 p.m. eastern. The reports climbed to more than 60,000 at one point but began to scale back around 10 p.m.

Apple TV and Apple TV+ also began registering issues Thursday evening, but it didn’t amount to nearly the number associated with Hulu.

Most of the reports for both services appeared to center around major cities on the east coast, but there were scattered ones from across the country.

Hulu would later confirm the outage but did not specify a reason.

It’s not clear if the two outages were related, though it’s not uncommon for streamers to use third-party companies to help store video files and the technical infrastructure needed to stream high-quality video to thousands of customers at once. In many cases, some of these providers may service more than one streaming service.