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Twitch error loading data: Quick Fix

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Twitch is one of the most popular game streaming platforms where streamers and viewers from around the world come together to have a great time. However, as good as the platform is, it isn’t perfect and runs into the occasional bug or glitch from time to time. 

In this article, we’re talking about the Twitch error loading data issue, its causes and what you can do to fix the problem.


What causes the Twitch error loading data issue?

There are a number of reasons why you might experience this error on Twitch. Some of the most common causes include:

  • Intrusive browser extensions
  • Internet connectivity issues
  • Server outage at Twitch
  • Corrupt browser cookies or data

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How to fix the Twitch error loading data issue?

Here are six fixes you can try out. 

Restart your router

Power cycling your network equipment is the fix to more issues than you think. More often than not, connectivity issues can be caused by an underlying bug in your router and can be fixed by rebooting.


Try another browser

Another quick workaround for the problem is that you can try a different browser for the time being. This won’t fix the problem with your primary browser but can help you get the job done.


Disable antivirus and any third-party firewalls

One thing that should be on your diagnostics list is to temporarily disable your antivirus and check if you can share files through your network. If you’re using any third-party firewalls, they can also cause conflict with network communications under the pretext of keeping you safe. 


Disable extensions

Corrupt or malfunctioning extensions often cause a lot of problems, including this one. 

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Head over to chrome://extensions and try disabling all your extensions to check if the browser starts functioning as normal again; if it does, enable them one by one until you have all the essential extensions working again.


Clear your browser’s data

Corrupt files in your cache or otherwise can cause this error as well. Clear them out to see if you can get Twitch to work.

Step 1: Type in chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in your browser’s address bar and hit Enter.

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Step 2: Select the cache and cookies options and ensure the Time range is set to All time. Click on the Clear now button to clear out all the data. 

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Restart your browser and try visiting Twitch again. 


Enable third-party cookies

Twitch also uses cookies to deliver video content and track its user’s activity, and if you’ve disabled third-party settings on your browser, the platform might cause issues.

Step 1: Click on the three-dot menu icon at the top-right and select Settings.

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Step 2: On the next page, click on the Privacy and security option from the sidebar menu to the left and select Security.

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Step 3: Then make sure that the box beside Block third-party cookies is and so is Block all cookies is unselected.

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If you’re streaming Twitch in Chrome’s incognito mode, also ensure that the box beside Block third-party cookies in incognito isn’t selected either. If nothing else, this should resolve the error.

Also read: How to activate Twitch? How to enable Bits on Twitch?

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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