Twitch experiences outage for the second time in a week – TechCrunch
Popular live streaming service Twitch is experiencing an outage for the second time this week. Around 3 p.m. ET on Thursday afternoon, many creators who were live on Twitch were cut off in the middle of their streams.
“We are aware of the issues with the site and our teams are actively working on a resolution”, Twitch Support tweeted. “Thank you for your reports and your patience while we work on it – we’ll update you here.”
Throughout the incident, the Twitch status page indicated that all systems were operational.
Not all streamers were affected and some were able to restart their streams within twenty minutes of the outage. But the timing of these issues has sparked frustration among fans.
Just two days prior, on January 3, a Twitch outage temporarily looked like some creators had deleted their accounts. This was because Twitch was having trouble loading followed channels on both desktop and mobile.
Twitch confirmed on its status page that the outage “could manifest as chat not working, connection difficulties, impaired search, etc.”
As of press time, it appears some affected creators are restarting their streams, but Twitch hasn’t indicated via Twitter or its website that Thursday’s issue is fully resolved.
Twitch did not immediately respond to comment on the cause of these issues.