ITV DOWN: App and website issues stop thousands watching football and Love Island online

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UPDATE: There are reports of ITV Hub beginning to come back online as the France vs Switzerland game hit half time.

Down Detector UK reports of ITV Hub down have also begun to drop significantly.

Footie fans – as well as reality TV viewers – will be hoping the ITV Hub players have been resolved once and for all.

Besides France vs Switzerland taking place tonight, the new season of Love Island is also kicking off today. 

ORIGINAL: ITV Hub down issues are surging in today with footie fans experiencing significant issues trying to stream the France vs Switzlerland game at Euro 2020.

Independent outage monitor Down Detector has recorded a huge spike in ITV Hub down reports today not long after the latest Euro 2020 game kicked off.

At the time of writing Down Detector UK has recorded a peak of more than 12,000 reports of ITV Hub down.

While ITV Hub users have also taken to Twitter to report the ITV Player as freezing and not working for them properly.

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The surge of ITV Hub down reports came in just after 8pm today – which is when France Switzerland kicked off.

The reported issues with ITV Hub kicked in ahead of the first episode of the new season of Love Island airing.

The latest season of Love Island kicks off later today on ITV 2 at 9pm UK time.

As the ITV Hub issues hit users took to social networking site Twitter to report the issues they were facing.

One tweeted: “ITV hub ceased at 3:23 in the France match… still waiting to see the first half! Nearly half time and nearly time for Love Island to start! 42 minutes of fault and only noticed 6m ago! Get it sorted!”

While another posted: “@itvhub This is ridiculous. It’s 2021. Sort out a proper streaming service. “

One added: “ITV hub broke. Been watching this corner for half an hour. Reminds me of the time Gerrard scored v USA and ITV decided to play an advert instead. #itvhub #shambles #ITVFootball”

And another wrote: “Why are so many people watching on ITV Hub. Do people not own TVs anymore?”

ITV Hub going down early on during the France vs Switzerland game meant those using ITV Player missed the Swiss side taking a shock lead against the 2018 World Cup winners.

After 15 minutes Haris Seferovic headed in to give the underdogs a 1-0 lead, which going into half time they still have.

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