The Amazon-owned streaming service and a go-to place for millions of gamers around the world is currently either completely unavailable or the website is loading really slowly, with numerous elements failing to load.
Why is Twitch not working?
When users try to open Twitch, instead of the front page with recommendations tailored to their interest, numerous users are currently receiving a message that "something went wrong", similarly to the message you will see when trying to watch a suspended or banned streamer.
"We couldn't find your recommendations," reads the message where your recommended channels should normally be.
While for some users Twitch loads only partially, for others the platform is not loading at all, indicating that the servers might be down.
Twitch was quick to acknowledge the issue and the official Twitch Support Twitter account tweed about the current situation and their next steps.
🔎 We are aware of several issues affecting Twitch services.— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) December 15, 2021
Our team is aware and hard at work fixing them - we'll continue to update you, here.
"We are aware of several issues affecting Twitch services," the tweet reads, "Our team is aware and hard at work fixing them - we'll continue to update you, here."
While Twitch hasn't disclosed what's the issue that is causing these problems, a week ago Amazon Web Services (AWS) went down, causing several of the biggest online games to go offline for hours, including Amazon's MMO New World.
According to the Down Detector website, Amazon Web Services (AWS) are again at the centre of the problem, causing popular online games and services to go offline, including League of Legends, Apex Legends, Valorant, and others. We will update the story as soon as we have more info.
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