Fix: Twitch Login Error “Something went wrong”

Twitch is leading in the domain of live video streaming services. For video games, esports competitions, music broadcasts, or creative content, users from all these domains prefer to stream their content over Twitch. But recently, there have been reports of login issues with Twitch. If you can’t log in to your Twitch account, there is no way you can stream content on it.

To fix this, people have tried out different solutions. Some have even reset their passwords, but that didn’t help. However, some solutions have worked for different users, and here in this article, we will discuss them. So if you are one of these troubled Twitch users, this article will help you. Now without any further ado, let’s get into it.

Fix: Twitch Login Error "Something went wrong"

How to fix Twitch Login Error “Something went wrong”?

We will start with the simple solutions and then move on to the more complex ones.

Refresh the Page:

Sometimes the scripts don’t run properly when your internet connection is inconsistent. So refresh your browser tab, which should result in the scripts executing correctly this time. Click on the menu option at the top and choose Reload on your browser, or press and hold Ctrl+F5, and your webpage will be refreshed.

Switch to the Incognito Mode:

Extensions sometimes block Twitch functionalities. If you have several extensions and most of them are helpful to you, then removing all the extensions won’t be a solution for you. In that case, you should open up Twitch in an incognito or private window. All the extensions are default disabled in a tab in incognito mode.

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If you use the Firefox browser, press and hold Shift + Ctrl + P, and it will open up a private window. If you are using the Chrome browser, press and hold Shift + Ctrl + N, which will open up a new incognito window. Now open Twitch on this tab, and you won’t have to worry about any extension causing an issue with your Twitch login.

If you use any other browser, you can open up the Menu settings and choose the Private tab or window option from the list. All the browsers have it in their menu option.

Try a different browser:

If incognito did not work out for you, you could try using a different browser all together. Be sure not to install any extension to this new browser, and later try opening your Twitch account on this new browser. Then check and see whether you can log in to your Twitch account or not. If you can, stay assured that your older browser was the culprit. You can still use your old browser, but keep using this new different browser for Twitch.

But if even a different browser does not work for you, try the next fix.

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Clear your cache:

Sometimes corrupted cache data can be the root cause of many websites not functioning properly. Cache data is the data stored by our browsers for all the sites that we visit so that the next time we visit that site, it will load faster. This is because it will already have some data on loading from the last time. But this backfires too in certain situations, which could also be a reason your Twitch login is not working correctly. So you have to clear out the cache data on your browser.

For Chrome Browser,

  • Click on the Menu icon in the top right corner and choose the option Settings.
  • Then click on the “Privacy and Security” tab on the left pane.
  • On the center of your screen, you will see “Clear Browsing Data.” Click on it.
  • The clear browsing window will pop up. Choose “All time” from the drop-down menu in the time range.
  • Then click on the Clear Data option below.

For the Firefox Browser,

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  • Click on the Menu icon in the top right corner and choose “Options.”
  • Then click on the “Privacy & Security” tab on the left pane.
  • Scroll down now, and you will find a section that reads “Cookies and Site Data.” Click on the “Clear Data” button right next to it.
  • Then in the next pop-up window, choose the option “Clear.”

This should clear out your Twitch issues if your browser cache data were the problem. If you see the login error again, try the next fix.

Disable browser extensions:

Sometimes an extension could be the root behind all your issues. So try removing the extensions one by one and see if removing or disabling which one works for you.

On a Chrome browser,

  • Click on the Menu icon in the top right corner.
  • Then choose More tools > Extensions.
  • You will see a list of all the extensions on your browser. Turn the toggle off for all the extensions one by one and see if disabling a particular one solves your Twitch login or not. If it does, then you have found your issue. Remove that extension from your browser. To remove an extension, click on the remove button.

On a Firefox browser,

  • Click on the Menu icon in the top right corner and choose “Add-ons.”
  • Then click on the “Extensions” tab on the left pane.
  • You will see a list of all the extensions on your browser. Turn the toggle off for all the extensions one by one and see if disabling a particular one solves your Twitch login or not. If it does, then you have found your issue. Remove that extension from your browser. To remove an extension, click on the three-dot button and choose the option “Remove.”

If disabling extensions does not solve your issue, move on to the next fix.

Disable your Proxy:

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If you are connected on a Proxy network, that might be blocking or causing issues with your connection to Twitch. So, try disabling your Proxy and see if that resolves your Twitch login issue.

Firstly, disable proxy on your Windows.

  • Press and hold Windows Key + I keys and click on “Network & Internet.”
  • Then click on the “Proxy” tab on the left pane and disable every toggle on the right pane of that window.

Now, if you are a Firefox user,

  • Open Firefox, click on the Menu icon in the top right corner, and choose “Options.”
  • Then click on the “General” tab on the left pane. On the right pane, scroll down to the bottom, where you will find “Network Settings.”
  • Click on “Settings” here.
  • Now choose “No proxy” or “Use system Proxy” and click on Ok.

Check and see if disabling your proxy solved your issue. Many users have reported that turning off proxy instantly fixed their problems with Twitch. If the same happens to you, then you should keep it disabled.

Make sure that Twitch is added to the whitelist in AdBlock:

Adblocker is a popular browser extension that many people use to disable ads from showing up on their visited pages. Sometimes a page can flood your browser window with ads, which cannot be very pleasant. So in that sense, Adblock is a must-have extension. But when you are using Twitch, the Adblock can be an issue too. Now when you open Twitch, simply click on the Adblock extension at the top and disable it for that Twitch. That is, add Twitch to your whitelist on Adblock.

If you don’t use Adblock or if this does not work for you, move on to the next fix mentioned below.

Restart your router:

Sometimes the router you use for your internet connection could be the root of your problem with Twitch login too. So try restarting it.

  • Press the power button of your modem and router and turn both off.
  • Wait for a few minutes.
  • Press that same button again, and then both on again.

The turning-on process might take a minute or two, but your Twitch login issue should be resolved after it is done.

Performing a Power Cycling Procedure for Xbox and PS4 users:

As mentioned above, an OS inconsistency can also cause this issue, showing up on your Xbox or PS4. This is easily solvable as any temporary data inconsistency can be cleared by performing a power cycling procedure.

The procedure is different for both PS4 and Xbox One. So depending on your device, follow any of the Power Cycling procedures mentioned below.

For PS4 users:
Before going ahead, ensure your device is not in hibernation mode. Once you have confirmed that it is not, then go ahead and follow the steps below.

  • Press and hold the power button on the console. Don’t let go of the button until the console powers down completely.
  • You will hear a second beep, and the fans will stop spinning inside. After that, let go of that button.
  • Then remove the console’s power plug from the socket and keep it like that for one minute. After that, put it into the plug again and turn it on.
  • Once it is up and running like normal again, open Twitch and check whether the login error is resolved or not.

For Xbox One users:

Before going ahead, ensure your device is not in hibernation mode. Once you have confirmed that it is not, then go ahead and follow the steps below.

  • Press and hold the Xbox button on the console until the console turns off completely, and the sound of the fans coming from the back end of the console stops.
  • Then remove the console’s power plug from the socket and keep it like that for two minutes. After that, put it into the plug again and turn it on.
  • Once it is up and running like normal again, open Twitch and check whether the login error is resolved or not.

This power cycling procedure will clear any temporary data saved between system restarts. On top of that, it is a quick way to eliminate any firmware glitches. So this should work with your login error too.

Disable VPN:

Keeping your connection secure with a VPN is almost a necessity these days. But with Twitch, it can work against you. Twitch is not available in every part of the world, and if your VPN connects you to a location that is not available for Twitch, you won’t be able to log in to your account.

Even if you connect to a country that has Twitch, there is a chance that Twitch servers might block the login attempt if they witness suspicious login from your end, which can be the case if you frequently use VPNs with different locations.

So disable VPN on your device entirely and then try logging into your account again. If it still does not work, try the final solution mentioned below.

Update Browser:

Twitch supports only four browsers: Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari. On top of this, only the latest versions of these browsers are fully functional with Twitch. So if you are using an older browser version, you need to update the browser right away.

You can find the option to update your browser right from your browser’s settings page.

So these are the solutions to fix Twitch Login Error “Something went wrong” issue. If you have any questions or queries about this article, comment below, and we will get back to you. Also, check out our other articles on iPhone tips and tricks, Android tips and tricks, PC tips and tricks, and much more for more helpful information.

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