Fix: Twitch App Not Finding Games

Is your Twitch app not finding games? Don't worry, you are not the only one with problem. Fortunately, the fix is rather easy. Here is how you fix it!

Twitch is the world’s most popular online streaming and live entertainment website.

The platform has grown exponentially, to such an extent that Twitch now organizes a twice-yearly event called Twitchcon. The number of regular users on the website is counted in the tens of millions and continues to rise!

Twitchcon

Twitch also has an application, which is straightforward and user-friendly.

However, sometimes the app doesn’t work as intended. One of the most well-known errors is the Twitch app not finding games.

Twitch app

This article is focused on helping you solve that problem.

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Fix 1: Reinstall The App

Many users have reported that reinstalling the Twitch app helped them solve the problem. Here’s how you can do that.

  1. Click the Search icon in the bottom-left corner of your screen. Type “Apps” and press “Enter” on your keyboard. See the images below for more information.
    Windows 10 Search icon
    Windows 10 Settings
  2. In the panel that appears, select “Apps” again to access a list of programs installed on your PC. Here, you’ll need to find the Twitch app and uninstall it.
    Windows 10 Settings Apps
  3. If you still have the installation file, simply reinstall Twitch after removing the app from your system.

You can download the Twitch app here.

After reinstalling the app, the problem should be resolved.

According to this Reddit thread and comments from Twitch staff, this problem sometimes occurs when users download a new version (update) for the app.

Fix 2: Run The Twitch App As Administrator  

Running an app with administrator privileges can solve many unexpected issues on Windows 10. This doesn’t only apply to Twitch, but also to many other apps, including Steam and Discord.

A user in this Reddit thread stated that running the Twitch app with administrator privileges made it able to find games again.

To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Find the shortcut for the Twitch app on your system.
  2. Right-click the shortcut and select “Run as administrator” to start the app.

You should now be able to find games again without any further issues.

Fix 3: Use The Refresh Function In The App

Twitch’s app has a built-in refresh function that can help you overcome many problems and errors, including this one.

Twitch app refresh function

After opening the app, you can find the refresh button in the top-left corner of your screen. By refreshing the app, you should be able to find games again.

Fix 4: Use Opera GX With The Built-In Twitch Feature

Although this isn’t a direct fix for the Twitch app, it can still solve your issue in a roundabout way.

Opera GX built in Twitch feature
Opera GX’s built-in Twitch section.

Accessing Twitch via Opera GX will allow you to enjoy the platform’s features, but it won’t truly solve your “Twitch App Not Finding Games” problem.

However, if you’re encountering other issues with the app, this is a good alternative way to enjoy watching streams in an optimized gaming browser.

Conclusion

Sometimes the latest updates for the Twitch app don’t work as intended. Fortunately, for every problem, there’s a solution.

The methods in this article are quick and easy to apply. You should be able to solve the problem by trying each of them.

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Bojan is a video-game developer and a tech enthusiast. Combining these two passions allow him to keep you informed on everything that's new in this fast-paced digital world.