Twitch error while loading followed channels [Expert Fix]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • The first method which could possibly fix the problems involves running Twitch as an administrator. Similar solutions are found below.
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Fix Twitch error while loading followed channels

If you’ve tried logging into Twitch and even though you managed to sign in, you couldn’t see the content of any channel that you’re following, you came to the right place.

This error is pretty common among users of Twitch, and once it has been reported enough, the developers at Twitch Interactive intervened and solved the issue.

Their reports suggest that the error was caused by a server-side issue. Even though this issue was fixed, because of its random nature, it is recommended that you follow this guide if the error pops up again.

These are a few troubleshooting steps that helped other users in the past.

How can I fix Twitch error while loading followed channels?

  1. Run Twitch as administrator
  2. Reinstall Twitch application
  3. Check for app updates

1. Run Twitch as administrator

  1. Right-click the Twitch shortcut on your PC’s desktop.
  2. Click on Run as administrator.run as administrator Twitch error while loading followed channels

If you’re getting an error while trying to view followed channels, you might want to try running the application as an administrator.

Are things any better? If not, move on to the next solution.


2. Reinstall Twitch application

  1. Press Windows + X keyboard shortcut and select Apps and Features.apps and features Twitch error while loading followed channels
  2. Inside the Apps and features window, scroll through the list until you find Twitch, select it, and click Uninstall.twitch uninstall Twitch error while loading followed channels
  3. This will start the process of uninstalling Twitch.
  4. While the process is completing, you can visit the official Twitch website to download the latest version.
  5. Please make sure to finish the uninstall process before starting the installer you just downloaded.

In some instances, error while loading followed channels can appear if your installation is corrupted. To fix that, do as described above.

You can also remove Twitch completely from your PC by using a quick uninstaller software tool such as Revo Uninstaller.

All it takes is a free download of this utility and you’ll ensure that all files and registry entries related to Twitch are completely removed from your PC.

Therefore, you’ll prevent future issues from appearing once you reinstall the application.

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3. Check for app updates

  1. Open up the Twitch application.
  2. Click on the three lines Settings button.
  3. Go to Help > Check for updates. check for updates error while loading followed channels

Sometimes you can get an error while loading followed channels on Twitch simply because your app is out of date. To fix that, do as described above.

In this article, we explored some of the best troubleshooting options to try when Twitch won’t load the followed channels.

Please feel free to let us know in the comments section below if this guide helped you solve your issue.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in July 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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