Is Twitch Down? Streaming Website Crashes on Thursday August 2

by Calum Patterson


Twitch streams across the platform crashed simultaneously on August 2, with live channels showing nothing but a black screen.

Viewers started to think it was an issue on their on devices, but thanks to the power of Twitch chat everyone quickly realized it was occurring for all users.


It went live again for some users temporarily, but was intermittent and for some completely failed.

Update: Twitch Support has now confirmed they are looking into the issue.

Some streamers had to take to Twitter to notify fans they were cancelling streams until the issue is resolved.