The reason why millions of viewers visit Twitch daily is the highly entertaining and intense live streams. When it comes to quality gameplay and interesting personas, nothing does it quite well as Twitch.
But, although this is the world-leading online streaming platform, it’s not flawless. This means that users will sometimes encounter errors and bugs that will prevent them from enjoying the content they’re trying to watch.
One of those errors is the infamous “Failed To Load Module” one, which often leaves members of the Twitch community confused and frustrated.
Luckily, we’re solving it in the guide below.
The “Twitch Failed To Load Module” Problem Explained
To solve a problem on Twitch, it’s first important to fully understand its origin.
One of the main complaints from the Twitch community regarding bugs and problems is that none of the error codes on the platform are self-explanatory.
For the average computer user, a random combination of characters with a vague error message only brings more confusion.
So, what should users do upon seeing the “Failed To Load Module” error on their screens?
According to multiple Reddit threads, and the opinions of other users that experienced the same problem, there are a few causes for this occurrence.
- Extensions are conflicting with some of Twitch’s features
- Weak internet connection
- A pileup of corrupt cache data and cookies
What’s even worse is the fact that this error can show up in different “forms” and the message can vary. Users reported seeing the following messages as well:
- Twitch could not load plugins
- Twitch failed to load channel properties
- Twitch failed to load video
The solutions in the guide below are listed in order, starting with the quickest and least complex ones.
Fix 1: Use Incognito / Private Browsing Mode
Many users confirmed that going into incognito or private browsing mode helped them solve the issue. This is the quickest and easiest fix which is why you should try it first.
To use incognito in Chrome, press CTRL + SHIFT + N on your keyboard at the same time.
To use private browsing in Firefox, press CTRL + SHIFT + P on your keyboard at the same time.
Fix 2: Clear Your Browsing Cache, History, And Cookies
This method has been the solution for multiple problems on Twitch, and unsurprisingly, it helps with the Failed To Load Module problem as well.
To do this in Chrome, follow the steps and images below:
- Open Chrome on your PC and click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
- From the dropdown menu, choose Settings to open the configuration panel.
- Scroll down a bit until you see the Privacy and Security section. Choose Clear Browsing Data to access the final window where you’ll be doing the cleanup.
- Here, tick all the boxes next to the three options available, as shown in the image below. Then, finish by clicking on Clear Data in the bottom-right corner. Make sure to select All-Time in the time range field.
Exit your browser and re-open it again. Load up Twitch and see if the problem is now gone. If it’s not, there’s a bit more troubleshooting you can do.
Fix 3: Disable All Extensions Related To Twitch
It’s not a secret that extensions can make Twitch better than it originally is. But, it’s also well-known that extensions can sometimes interfere with some of Twitch’s features, causing bugs and errors.
Different viewers use different extensions, so to know which one is causing the problem, it’s recommended that you disable all of them.
Upon disabling your extensions, load up Twitch and try watching a stream. See if the problem persists. Chances are you won’t encounter the error anymore.
If you do, there are a few more options you can try.
Fix 4: Use A Different Browser
If you’re only getting this error on Chrome or Firefox, perhaps it’s time to switch things up a little and use a different browser, at least temporarily.
There are many browsers compatible with Twitch, but in case you are unable to make the right choice due to the overwhelming number of choices, you can take a look at one of our guides where we cover this topic thoroughly.
Users reported that switching over from Chrome and Firefox to a different browser fixed the problem.
Fix 5: Download And Use Twitch’s Desktop App
If you can’t seem to find a way around the Failed To Load Module problem, maybe you should try Twitch’s desktop app.
According to the experience of many Twitch users, the app seems to be a lot more stable in terms of encountering crashes and errors.
The layout of the desktop app is very similar to what you see while watching Twitch in your browser, so it shouldn’t be a problem to adapt to the interface at all.