FIX: Twitch failed to load module errors

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Twitch.tv is one of the biggest live streaming platforms on the Internet. Known to be focusing around game streaming, Twitch also started giving more attention to IRL and eSport competition broadcasts.

Unfortunately, there is one frequent issue that often bugs Twitch users. The error message Failed to load module may sometimes prevent streams from loading.

We came up with a series of methods to fix this frustrating error. Since this issue is prevalent for Chrome users, we’ll refer specifically to this browser.

Twitch failed to load module on Chrome

  1. Disable all Chrome extensions
  2. Go Incognito
  3. Clear the cache, cookies and history in Google Chrome
  4. Change stream video quality
  5. Get the Twitch Desktop App

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If you prefer to stick to your good old Chrome browser, here’s what to do if Twitch failed to load modules.

1. Disable all Chrome extensions

Certain extensions that you enabled on your browser might be the culprits leaving you unable to load streams on the Twitch platform.

Try disabling them and see if you can successfully load the live broadcasts. To do so, you need to follow the next steps:

  • Press the three dots in the top right corner of Google Chrome > click More tools
  • Select Extensions > Select the boxes that accompany each extension – turning white and grey means they are now disabled

chrome extensions

  • Go to Twitch and check to see if the stream is now loading.

2. Go Incognito

Some users reported that opening Twitch in incognito mode allowed their stream to load. To open a page in incognito mode, you need to:

  • Press the three dots in the top right corner of Google Chrome
  • Click New Incognito Windowincognito window something went wrong
  • Open twitch.tv in Incognito Mode and see if the streams are now loading.

— RELATED: Use Browser Refresh to refresh caches of several browsers

3. Clear the cache, cookies and history in Google Chrome

Clearing your cache, cookies and history can improve the responsiveness of your browser. It can also fix certain browser loading issues.

To perform a cache, cookies and history clearance follow the next steps:

  • Press the three dots in the top right corner of Google Chrome
  • Expand More Tools > click Clear Browsing Data
  • Check the boxes next to Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files > click Clear Data

  • Go back to Twitch and try loading a stream.

4. Change stream video quality

Another fix that has been reported by users to work is changing the stream quality settings.

This solution is required to be performed in a quick manner. While the stream is loading, you will need to click the settings icon in the bottom right corner.

Then you need to expand the Quality setting and choose a different resolution. Complete this process before receiving the error message, otherwise it will not work.

If you are not able to perform this task fast enough, just refresh the stream and try it over again.

5. Get the Twitch Desktop App

If you can’t get the Twitch streams to open in Google Chrome, your last resort is to download the desktop app.

The Twitch Desktop App is known to have many improvements compared to the web version of Twitch.

As it is a stand-alone app, it has a better responsiveness and it offers some extra tools and features.

We hope that our simple solutions brought you a positive result. If our solutions worked out for you, leave us a comment in the comment section below.

FAQ: Learn more about Twitch

  • Why is Twitch video not loading?

There are three main reasons why Twitch videos fail to load: server issues on Twitch’s side, Internet and bandwidth issues on user’s side or 
browser issues.

  • Does clearing cache help Twitch buffering?

If you’re experiencing buffering issues on Twitch, a good idea is to clear your browser’s cache every two days as this will fix any browser cache memory problems.

  • Does Twitch support 4K?

Twitch does not support 4K due to bandwidth limitations. The platform is limited to a 3.5 Mbps bandwidth, while streaming 4K content requires more than double.

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