Steam has a separate feature called the “Interactive Recommender” which uses machine learning to suggest a list of Steam games based on what you are playing, how, much you are playing, etc.
While the feature is really helpful for Steam users to get top-of-the-line recommendations, the feature may not work properly for everyone.
In this fixing guide, we are going to take a dive into the solutions and tips to resolve the issue if Steam, Interactive Recommender is not working.
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Fix Steam Interactive Recommender Not Working
If the Interactive Recommender is not recommending games or showing glitched, here are 7 proven solutions to get the issue resolved.
1. Make sure you’ve played enough games
As I have already told you, the Interactive recommender recommends game titles based on your current game-playing track record.
So, it is a must to have enough playtime and activities of yours on the Steam app to provide enough data for the machine learning to process.
For example, in my case, I have played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II for about 7 hours last played 3 months ago. And since this is not enough data for the machine learning to process and recommend me games, my Interactive Recommender list is empty.
2. Zoom in on the Interactive Recommender webpage
This may sound a bit odd but this workaround has proven to be working in my case. As I told you in the previous fix above, there is no recommended game on my Interactive Recommender webpage.
But as soon as I zoomed in on the webpage to about 175% I was able to see the list of game recommendations.
3. Restart the Web browser
It is possible that your Web browser is experiencing some glitch and hence it is advised to close your browser completely. And after that relaunch the web browser and visit the Steam Interactive Recommender webpage, log in to your Steam account, and check if the games are being recommended there or not.
4. Clear Browser Cache
Saved cache files can sometimes pose issues in the web browser. Hence it is advised to clear the cache of your web browser. Here’s how to do so on Google Chrome.
1. Open Chrome and click on the three dots in the top-right corner of the browser.
2. From the list, select “More tools,” and then go to“Clear Browsing Data.”
2. On the Clear browsing data popup, select the “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files” options, and hit the “Clear data” button.
Once the cache and cookies are cleared, relaunch the browser and check if the issue is resolved.
5. Disable Browser extensions
Chromium-based web browsers, like Google Chrome, support extensions that expand their functionality. But these extensions can also pose issues at times. Hence you should consider disabling them if you are experiencing some issue with your browser e.g. Steam Interactive Recommender not working.
To disable extensions on Google Chrome:
1. Open Google Chrome and enter the following URL into its address bar:
2. This will open up your Chrome Extensions page. Here, toggle off the switch associated with each and every extension.
Once done, try opening the Interactive Recommender page and see if it is not opening fine.
6. Try another web browser
It is also convenient to switch to some other web browser and open the Interactive Recommender page there.
This will make sure to bypass the issue posed by your previous browser and should work fine. You can browsers like Opera, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, etc. as all of these are Chromium-based web browsers.
7. Contact Steam Support
If none of the aforementioned solutions work for you, then it is highly recommended to reach Steam Support. Explain the issue there and they should provide you with a more to-the-point solution.