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This YouTube video is causing Google Pixel phones to abruptly crash

Over 40 years later, Alien is giving viewers a new kind of scare

Something in this particular clip (don’t click if you’re reading this on a Google Pixel) of the 1979 sci-fi/horror masterpiece Alien hides something even more terrifying than the Xenomorph stalking our heroes: a phone crash.

Originally reported on the Google Pixel subreddit, users has confirmed that watching this specific YouTube clip on their phone causes it to instantly crash. While the exact reasoning isn’t clear, some speculate that it has something to do with the video’s 4K formatting. Some users even report that their cell service won’t work after the crash, requiring even further reboots to get things working properly again.

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The good news is that some users are reporting that, even though there has been no official software update from Google, the problem seems to be fixed. Still, this isn’t the same for everyone, so I’d encourage those with a Google Pixel 6, 6a, or 7 to stay away from the iconic scene for now.

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