Since yesterday (Sep 26 2023), Twitch.tv has been having multiple issues related to basic functionality of the website, and this has happened before but I did not report … (read more)
Since yesterday (Sep 26 2023), Twitch.tv has been having multiple issues related to basic functionality of the website, and this has happened before but I did not report it because I was able to fix it.
I can not purchase or use bits despite Twitch having a stored payment method on file that I have confirmed has sufficient funds, I can not subscribe or gift subscriptions despite Twitch having that same sufficiently funded payment method on file, I can not redeem or earn channel points, I can not send or receive Twitch Whispers (a form of DM), I can not follow or unfollow channels, and I am convinced that if I was to log out, I would not be able to log back in. I can chat in stream chat, and I can watch streams, that's all I can do.
But I enjoy using the other features that are currently blocked, I am over 18, and I am the only person that uses this computer, so there should be no parental controls problems either.
Yesterday, I restarted my browser, which did NOT alert me that it had updated, and all of this functionality was broken.
Roughly 6 months ago I was having the exact same issues, but I was able to fix it by disabling many of the anti-tracking protections on my browser (had to disable them universally except for blocking cryptominers, not just with the shield icon).
However, now, even with those settings unchanged, roughly 75% of the features of the website Twitch.tv are nonfunctional.
I have included a cropped screenshot of me attempting to redeem something using channel points, the purple box is the button, and the spinner icon stays there for over a minute with nothing happening, which is not how that is supposed to work.
I enjoy watching streams and interacting with people on Twitch.tv, and I wish to continue doing so in the way I am accustomed to. However, it would appear that Firefox has other plans. If this continues, I will be forced to switch to a less secure browser for specifically that site, which is an idea I do not look forward to.