FIX: Twitch failed to load module errors

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
Former Managing Editor
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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.

This article also covers the 4 following issues:

  • Twitch failed to load module
  • Failed to load module twitch
  • Twitch could not load plugins
  • Failed to load module

Table of contents:

  1. Switch to Opera GX
  2. Disable all Chrome extensions
  3. Go Incognito
  4. Clear the cache, cookies and history in Google Chrome
  5. Change stream video quality
  6. Get the Twitch desktop app

How can I fix the Twitch failed module error on Chrome?

1. Switch to Opera GX

Before you start doing any troubleshooting, as the Failed to load module error is specific to Chrome, ask yourself if you wouldn’t prefer a dedicated gaming and streaming browser like Opera GX.

For starters, Opera GX comes with built-in Twitch feature waiting for you on the sidebar so you will keep up with all the live streams conveniently, with just a click.

What do you want when you’re streaming? A fast browser! Opera GX blocks cookies and trackers automatically to get you superior browsing speeds.

Opera GX is not only an ideal choice for streaming but it was also designed with gaming in mind. And when it comes to gaming, it’s all about tweaking.

Try the GX Control feature that lets you manage how much resources your browser can access. You can decide exactly how much CPU power, RAM, and bandwidth your Opera GX will use.

In other words, you can create ideal conditions for your gaming experience in a browser with radical UI and design.

Just give it a try because it’s free. You will convince yourself about all these and more.

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2. Disable all Chrome extensions

  1. Press the three dots in the top right corner of Google Chrome and click on More tools
  2. Select Extensions, then select the boxes that accompany each extension – turning white and grey means they are now disabledchrome extensions
  3. Go to Twitch and check to see if the stream is now loading.

3. Go Incognito

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

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

  1. Press the three dots in the top right corner of Google Chrome
  2. Expand More Tools and click on Clear Browsing Data
  3. Check the boxes next to Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files, then click on Clear Data

5. Change stream video quality

  1. While the stream is loading, you will need to click the Settings icon in the bottom right corner.
  2. 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.

6. 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 its web version.

As it is a stand-alone app, it has 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 either server issues on Twitch’s side, Internet and bandwidth issues on user’s side, or browser issues. We can help you fix the Twitch network error with an excellent guide.

  • 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 March 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in May 2019 and was revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.