Twitch experienced a partial outage on Thursday afternoon. During the outage, I was able to navigate to the site’s homepage, but often, the carousel of featured streams didn’t load. In a few instances, when I clicked into a stream, it briefly loaded before the site showed an error message.
While the outage was going on, the Twitch status page said that the company had “identified an issue causing Twitch to fail to load in some cases.” While the status page only noted “degraded performance” for the web, I was also seeing errors while navigating the iOS app, but I’m not seeing those errors anymore.
Today’s issue was related to an earlier AWS disruption, a Twitch spokesperson tells The Verge. The Twitch status page now says that the incident was resolved at 5:04PM ET and that all systems are operational. The @TwitchSupport account tweeted at 5:24PM ET to say that things have been fixed.
️ We have recovered from the issue causing features on Twitch to not load. Thank you for your patience.— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) January 7, 2021
Update January 7th, 5:37PM ET: The issue affecting Twitch has been fixed, and we have updated this article to reflect that.