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

The platform grew exponentially to such a level whereby, Twitch now organizes a huge twice-yearly event called Twitchcon. Not to mention, the number of regular users on the website is in the many millions and counting!

Twitch has its app as well, which is quite useful and user-friendly.

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

This article focuses on solving that problem for you.

Fix 1: Reinstall The App

Numerous users reported that reinstalling the Twitch app helped them solve the problem. So, here’s how you can do that.

  1. Click the Search icon in the top-left corner on your screen. Next, type in “Apps” and press “Enter” on your keyboard. See the images below for more information.

  2. In the panel that opens, select “Apps” again to access the list of installed programs on your PC. Here, you’ll need to find the Twitch app and uninstall it.
  3. If you still keep the installation file, simply install the app again upon deleting it from your system.

You can download the Twitch app here.

Upon reinstalling the app, the problem should no longer persist.

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

Fix 2: Run The Twitch App As Administrator  

Running an App with administrator privileges seems to solve any unexpected issues on Windows 10. But, of course, this doesn’t only apply to Twitch, but many other apps as well, including Steam and Discord as some examples.

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

To do this, follow the steps below.

  1. Locate the shortcut for the Twitch app on your System.
  2. Then, right-click the shortcut and choose “Run as Administrator” to start the app.

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

Fix 3: Use The Refresh Function In The App

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

You can find this upon opening the app 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 is not a “direct fix” related to the Twitch app, it can still solve your problem in a different way.

Opera GX’s built-in Twitch section.

Accessing Twitch through Opera GX can help you enjoy the platform’s features, but it won’t fully solve your “Twitch App Not Finding Games” problem.

However, if you’re having other troubles with the app, this can be 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, but happily, for every problem, there’s a solution.

The methods in the article above are easy to apply and don’t take much time. So, hopefully, you’ll solve the problem by trying all of them.

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Bojan Veselinovikj

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.