Windows 11 livestream crashes as Microsoft decides to not use YouTube

Microsoft chose to not use YouTube to stream its own event, and it didn’t go well.

What you need to know

  • Microsoft’s stream to announce Windows 11 buffered and crashed for many.
  • The Twitter stream for the event still seems to work.
  • Microsoft did not stream the event on YouTube.

Microsoft’s stream to announce Windows 11 crashed before it got rolling. Panos Panay’s face buffered and went away entirely for many trying to watch the stream. Notably, Microsoft decided to stream the event on its own platform and decided to not use YouTube.

While Microsoft’s stream on its website stopped working, the Twitter stream still works.

This is a developing story and we’ll add more details as they come in.

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