Microsoft's Xbox Live service is experiencing issues today that prevent a large number of users from signing in to Xbox consoles. The issues seem to have started around 15:00 ET, and many Xbox users say they can not log in to Xbox One consoles and access some apps and games.
Apps such as Spotify, Plex, or Amazon Video require this to be signed in to an Xbox One console, and The Verge could not access these apps during this Xbox Live outage. Netflix will continue to work, but games such as Fortnite and Destiny 2 will not work properly without being logged in to Xbox Live.
"It has been reported that users have problems logging in," says the Microsoft Xbox Support Team on Twitter . "We now have teams working on it! We will update you with additional details as soon as possible. "
This is the second time that Xbox Live has experienced major issues this year: In January, the Xbox Live service was unavailable for a few hours, causing many to black screens, so we turned to Microsoft for more information about this current Xbox Live outage, and will update you accordingly.