How To Clear Recommendations On Twitch
Last Updated: December 16, 2020
Twitch recommendations initially seem like a great idea. The platform automatically gives you channel, category, and video suggestions, depending on what they think you like and a few other factors. In turn, you get to enjoy more of the content you watch and discover new streamers in the process. However, the algorithm might not always work in your favor. If that’s the case, follow our guide below to clear Twitch recommendations from your computer or Android device.
For those who don’t know, Twitch uses learning algorithms to assess what you watch and spend time on, which streamers you follow, and content that you like. It then identifies other streamers or categories with similar characteristics and shows them to you in recommendations.
But the thing is, the recommendations are different for each unique user. As such, some people get suggestions about content or a streamer that they don’t like. There’s no algorithm or AI out there that can accurately tell what each user wants to see on their account.
Fortunately, you can remove any streamer, section, or category that isn’t to your liking from the front page. Although using this option won’t remove the Twitch recommendations entirely, it can help improve content suggestions every time you access your account.
If you’re not familiar with the features you can use on the platform, don’t worry, since we got you covered. Follow our guide below to learn how to clear content recommendations on Twitch.
How to remove a recommendation on Twitch
For those that think that the algorithm doesn’t work in their favor, you can choose to influence what recommendations you see on Twitch. You have the option to select one and tell Twitch you’re not interested.
Like Netflix and other streaming services, this builds up a picture of what you like and what you don’t. In theory, this should offer you more targeted recommendations that you actually might want to see.
Without further ado, here below is our step-by-step tutorial on how to remove a recommendation on Twitch.
On your computer:
- Open the Twitch web browser client or desktop app and sign-in.
- On the front page, browse the recommended channels and categories from Twitch.
- If you find one that you don’t want to watch, click the three vertical dots near its name.
- Select ‘I am not interested in this recommendation.’
Repeat these steps above until you remove all the unwanted suggestions on the front page. When you refresh the page, you’ll find new recommendations to replace the ones you removed.
On your Android device:
- Launch the Twitch app from your home screen or app drawer and sign-in to your account.
- On the front page, scroll down and browse the channels. If you find a recommendation that you don’t want to see, tap the three vertical dots and select ‘I am not interested in this recommendation.’
That’s it! Just remember that removing a lot of recommendations can make your Twitch experience a lot worse. You might find yourself encounter videos with content or categories that you haven’t searched in the past.
Also, please note that using the ‘not interested’ feature only hides the content from the front page. You can still search, access, and watch them all on Twitch.
How to manage recommendation feedback on Twitch
In case you accidentally marked a video, channel, or category as ‘not interested,’ you can always manage your feedbacks on the Settings page of your account. Navigate to the Recommendations tab to view all the marked content.
To remove a channel, category, or video feedback on the platform, all you have to do is click the ‘X’ mark beside the recommendation. After removing your feedback, the content may appear on your front page again in the future.
To wrap things up
Twitch, just like most of the popular streaming services out there, uses an AI or algorithm that tries to identify channels, videos, and other content that you might want to watch. While the feature sounds great, the users of the platform have mixed reactions.
While some might find the recommendations useful and working in their favor, that’s not the case for everyone. Since the feature affects each user differently, some people may see channels, videos, or categories they don’t want to watch or prefer.
Fortunately, you can remove these recommendations from your home page so that you won’t encounter them in the future. While this method won’t remove all the suggested content entirely, it can improve your streaming experience on the platform.
That’s all on our guide about clearing recommendations on Twitch. If you want to see more of our tutorials, don’t forget to visit us regularly for our daily updates.