How to Fix Hosting Not Working on Twitch

Can’t figure out why hosting is not working on Twitch?

Channel hosting is one of the best features on Twitch. If you’re about to sign off after a day of streaming, you can lend a hand to fellow streamers to boost their viewer count by featuring them on your channel. 

While this feature works great for promoting other channels, there are instances when it’s not working properly. 

If you’re reading this, you are probably having a hard time hosting other channels on your profile. 

Based on what we know, server-related issues are the main reasons hosting is not working on Twitch. However, it can also be due to third-party bots on your channel or improper user configurations. 

In this guide, we will show you what to do if hosting is not working on Twitch. 

Let’s begin!

1. Check Twitch Servers. 

If you can’t use the hosting feature on Twitch, one of the first things you should do is check the platform’s status. There might be an ongoing issue with Twitch’s servers, or their team is performing system maintenance. 

To verify this, go to Twitch’s status page and see if there’s a problem with the servers. 

hosting not working on Twitch

Unfortunately, server-related problems can’t be resolved on your end. If there’s an ongoing issue on the platform, the only thing you can do is wait. 

On the other hand, you can proceed to the following solutions below if Twitch’s servers are online to start troubleshooting the problem on your end. 

2. Remove Bots on Your Channel. 

Back in the day, streamers would hire moderators for their channels. However, bots were introduced on Twitch. With these tools, you can manage your streams faster, and it can fill the roles of multiple moderators. 

However, some bots can also cause issues if you’re trying to use multiple features on the platform. 

If you can’t use hosting on your channel, see the guide below to disable bots: 

  1. On your channel, type ‘!bots’ in the chat to see the list of active bots. 
  2. Next, type ‘!removebots’ to remove all the bots on your channel. 
  3. You can also use ‘@(botname) stop’ to manually remove individual bots from your channel. 

Once done, try hosting another channel to check if the problem is solved. 

3. Remove Privileges for Moderators.

For unknown reasons, removing all moderators from your channel has been found effective for solving hosting issues on Twitch. If you’re having a hard time using the feature, it wouldn’t hurt trying this out. 

Here’s what you need to do: 

  1. First, open your Twitch account. 
  2. After that, access the chat and type ‘/mods’ to view the list of moderators on your channel. 
  3. Lastly, type ‘/unmod (name of user)’ and hit Enter to remove moderator privileges from the user. 

Try using hosting or auto-hosting on your channel again to check if the problem is solved. 

4. Wait It Out. 

If none of the solutions above worked for you, the last thing you can do is wait it out. 

There might be an ongoing issue with the servers that is currently being addressed by Twitch’s team. In this case, try checking in after a few hours if the hosting or auto-hosting feature is now working. 

That ends our guide for fixing the hosting feature if it’s not working on Twitch. If you have questions, leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to answer them. 

If this guide helped you, please share it. 🙂 


  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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