So you’re trying to log into your Twitch account, but for some reason, you’re unable to do so. What should you do in this situation? Well read on to find out.
What To Do If Twitch Won’t Let You Log In?
If Twitch won’t let you log in, here are some things you can try:
- Make sure you have entered the correct username and password.
- Exit the page and try again.
- Rest your password.
- Check to see if the platform is down. Here is their Twitter.
- Use a different web browser.
- If all else fails, reach out to Twitch Support for help and to make sure you have not been hacked.
These things should work in most cases and I recommend trying these things before reaching out to Twitch. The reason being is that Twitch may not always be able to help you right away and so it is best to troubleshoot the best you can on your own.
However, if you suspect that your account has been hacked, you should definitely reach out to Twitch support immediately as well as reset your password.
I have read that in some cases Twitch has taken up to 7 days to respond to customer concerns and so be patient.
But I know being patient can be difficult, especially if there if something you are itching to participate in such as a Twitch drop or live event.
Now what if the reason you can’t login is because you forgot your password? Then what ?
What Do You Do If You Can’t Remember Your Password For Twitch?
If you can’t remember your password on Twitch, click on the “Trouble Logging In” button below the username and password of the login menu. You will then be asked to enter your email or phone number where Twitch will send you instructions to reset your password.
This is what it will look like.
The instructions for resetting your password are pretty straight forward and similar to a password recovery on any other website.
Twitch just wants to make sure that they are helping out the right person and not some imposter trying to hack into your account.
If you are concerned about you account’s security, then I recommend setting up Two-Factor Authentication in your “Security and Privacy” settings.
This will make it so that way you, or someone trying to be you, will have to enter your Twitch password AND the 6 digits that are currently in your authenticator app in order to log in to your account.
And these 6 digits are always changing and so it would be a pretty tough code to crack. In fact, Twitch Affiliates and Twitch Partners are required to have Two-Factor Authentication setup on their accounts.
Enabling Two-Factor Authentication is one of the best things that you can do to ensure the safety of your Twitch account and is what I recommend doing if you are concerned about hackers.
But now what if there is a stream you really want to watch and you don’t want to do all this password mumbo jumbo that I am going on about. Then what?
Can You Watch Twitch Without Logging In?
You can watch any Twitch streams you’d like without logging in. In fact you can watch any streamer you’d like without even having a Twitch account; however, if you want to do things like chat, sub and donate, you will need a Twitch account.
Depending on your circumstances you may be unable to create a Twitch account and so it is good to know that you can still enjoy watching Twitch, even if you can’t participate much on the platform.
But in order to really enjoy Twitch and all that it has to offer, you MUST create a Twitch account. Let me explain why below.
Why You Want to Be Logged In While Watching Twitch
Being logged into your Twitch account while watching Twitch allows you to sub, donate, private message and follow streamers. It also allows streamers to keep track of how long you have watched their streams for (watch time).
I like to follow a bunch of streamers on Twitch because it allows me to keep track of the streams that I really like. Rather than having to go search for streamers every time I go on Twitch the streamers I follow are right there for me. It’s easy.
And there are so many amazing and entertaining streamers on Twitch that you will never be bored. Trust me on that one.
Also, certain channels will offer rewards and prizes for people watching and participating in their streams.
Twitch drops have grown in popularity over the years and all you really have to do is watch Twitch and you can earn awesome in game rewards such as packs or skins. It’s great, but can only be done if you are logged into your Twitch account.
And the best part, creating a Twitch account is totally free !
Whenever possible, you should always be logged into your account while watching your favorite streams on Twitch. There are lots of free perks Twitch users get, even if you don’t plan on buying any bits or subscriptions.
And if you do want to sub to a channel, but don’t want to spend any extra money, you get one free Twitch sub with Amazon Prime. So if you have Amazon Prime then make sure to link to your Twitch in order to claim your free sub.
I hope this article was helpful to anyone needing help logging into Twitch.
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Eric streams 3 days a week on Twitch and uploads weekly to Youtube under the moniker, StreamersPlaybook. He loves gaming, PCs, and anything else related to tech. He’s the founder of the website StreamersPlaybook and loves helping people answer their streaming, gaming, and PC questions.