Facebook, Ring, Alexa, Disney+, and more are all down thanks to an Amazon AWS outage

Disney+ on iPhone 11 ProSource: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore

If you're wondering why you can't access Facebook, Ring, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, and more online services, you aren't the only one. At the time of writing Downdetector lists a whole raft of services as experiencing issues — and it all seems to be thanks to Amazon Web Services.

Amazon has confirmed that it experiencing an issue and that some customers might be able to access region-specific consoles to try and work around the issue while things are fixed properly.

We are experiencing API and console issues in the US-EAST-1 Region. We have identified root cause and we are actively working towards recovery. This issue is affecting the global console landing page, which is also hosted in US-EAST-1. Customers may be able to access region-specific consoles going to https://console.aws.amazon.com/. So, to access the US-WEST-2 console, try https://us-west-2.console.aws.amazon.com/

That might suggest that those who aren't impacted are already accessing services via other geographic locations and it's likely these outages aren't impacting 100% of users as a result.

It sure doesn't look great, though!

Fingers crossed for a quick fix here. You can follow along on the AWS Service Health Dashboard to see how things are progressing.

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