Over years, Twitch has been one of the most popular streaming platforms. For both streamers and watchers, this platform has been popular. There are millions of users worldwide who use Twitch to watch gaming streams of their favorite gamers. There are mainly two ways to watch your favorite streams on Twitch. You can either get the Twitch app, which is available for almost all the popular platforms, or you can use Twitch on a browser as well. However, while using Twitch on a browser, users have faced problems. Specially when they use it on Google Chrome web browser. So, if you are also facing the issue, then you can read this guide to know how you can fix Twitch not working on Chrome.
Google Chrome is probably the most popular web browser that people use to browse the Internet. And for Twitch also, many people use Google Chrome. But, it’s annoying when you want to watch the gaming stream of your favorite gamer and then Twitch is not working on your Chrome browser. If you are facing the issue, don’t worry. You can just follow the methods below to fix the issue easily. There are different fixes that you can try. And we have described them below.
But, before that, let me tell you why you face this issue on Google Chrome browser.
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Twitch is a video streaming platform. This platform is mainly used by esports gamers and streamers. There are many popular streamers who has move from other streaming platforms like YouTube and streams on Twitch. Twitch is currently own by Amazon, one of the tech giants in the world right now. On Twitch, you can watch the streams of your favorite streamers for free. But, it is a freemium platform. Compared to YouTube, people has chosen Twitch because of it’s features and seamless interface.
Twitch is currently available for Windows, macOS, Android, iOS and other platforms. However, people mainly use Twitch on their browser and watch the streams. For streamers, the Twitch app is preferred. You can just open the official website of Twitch in a web browser on your PC, and watch the streams easily. There are various features available in Twitch that you can use even if you use it on a web browser. But, sometimes, people have complained that Twitch not working on Chrome browser. If you are facing this issue, you can solve it by following the below steps.
What is Twitch Not Working on Chrome?
Many people complained that while watching streams on Twitch, they are facing stream lag or freeze issue. Or some people may have faced Twitch black screen issue. For some people, Twitch website is not opening or it’s redirecting to another website.
In many ways, the problem of Twitch can occur on Chrome. No matter what the problem is, you can follow the methods below and fix it easily on your Chrome web browser. Below, we have described step by step process to do that. So, you can just follow and solve it easily.
Why you Face Twitch not Working on Google Chrome?
Well, it depends. There could be various reasons why you face this issue in your Chrome web browser. Below, we have described some of the top reasons why people face Twitch not working on Google Chrome web browser.
- Twitch is Down: If Twitch itself is down, then you can face the issue. It’s not fixed that Twitch won’t be down anytime. As it is a streaming platform, it can be down due to server issue. So, this can be one reason why you are facing the issue.
- Chrome is outdated: If the Google Chrome browser that you are using is outdated, then you can also face the issue. Nowadays, Chrome uses advanced technology to play videos on it. So, if you are using an old version of Google Chrome, it probably won’t be able to play Twitch streams.
- Chrome extensions blocking: If you are using a Chrome extension which is malicious or adware, then you can face the issue. The extension probably redirecting Twitch to another website. So, the culprit behind Twitch not working on Chrome could also be the Chrome extension you are using.
- Malware: If you have malware or adware on your PC, then you can also face the issue. Malwares can block you from getting access to some websites. And Twitch could be one of them. So, it could be the malware that can block you from accessing Twitch.
- DNS: DNS or Domain name servers plays a big role while browsing websites. So, the DNS that you are using may block Twitch and because of that, you are facing the issue. So, DNS could be the issue why you are facing Twitch not working.
- Cache issue: Browser cache could also be the issue why you are facing this problem.
How to Fix Twitch not Working on Chrome Browser?
1. Check Twitch Server
The first thing that you need to check when you are facing any issue in Twitch is, you have to check Twitch itself is working or not. If the Twitch servers are down, then you’ll face problem getting access to the platform. So, you have to check if Twitch is down or not.
Twitch officially has a page from where you can check if it’s down or not. You can simply go to https://status.twitch.tv/ and check if all the servers are operational or not. If any server is down, you’ll face problems related to it.
2. Check in Other Browser
The next thing that you need to do is, you have to check Twitch in another web browser. Maybe Google Chrome has issues and because of it, Twitch is not working. So, you can simply download a web browser like Mozilla Firefox and check Twitch on the browser.
If Twitch is working in the other browser, then there are issues with your Chrome browser. In that case, you can follow the next steps to fix the issues. If it’s not working in another browser, you can follow the other steps as well.
3. Update Google Chrome
If you are using a outdated version of Google Chrome, then it could create problems playing Twitch live streams. So, you have to update the Chrome browser and then check if Twitch is working or not. Updating the browser might solve the problem and you can watch your favorite live streams of your favorite gamers on Twitch.
To update Google Chrome, you can follow these simple steps. First, you have to open Chrome browser on your PC. Then, just click on the three dots from the upper right corner and go to Settings>About Chrome option. There, you’ll see that it’s checking for updates. So, you have to wait and see if it’s showing any update or not. If it’s showing for update, you have to update the browser and then check if Twitch is working or not.
4. Disable Chrome Extensions
This is a very effective method that you can follow to fix Twitch is not working on Google Chrome web browser. You can disable chrome extensions, and the check if it’s working or not. Chrome extensions are really useful as they allows you to do several things while browsing the Internet in Chrome.
However, there are many adware or malware infected Chrome extensions that installs in your Chrome browser without your consent. These extensions can block you from accessing a website. Or they can redirect you to adware websites. So, Chrome extensions could be the issue why you are not able to get access to Twitch.
So, to solve Twitch not working problem, you have to disable the Chrome extensions on your browser, and then check. There are many users who has reported that they are able to get access to Twitch after they disable the infected Chrome extension on their PC.
To disable the extension, you can open Google Chrome browser, click on the three dots from the upper right corner, and go to More Tools>Extensions. There, you’ll see all the Chrome extensions available on your browser. You can disable or remove those extensions from there.
Now, if you see any suspicious extension, you can disable it from there and the check. If you don’t see an extension that can create problem, you have to disable all the extensions and then check. After disabling the extensions, just open Twitch, and see if it’s working or not.
5. Scan for Malware
If you don’t have a malware extension on Chrome browser, but has malware in your PC, then you can face the Twitch not working problem. For that, you can download an antimalware software on your PC, and then check for malware or adware. There are many free malware scanner and removal tools are available for Windows PC. So, you can use any of them and scan your PC for malware. If it finds malware on your PC, you can remove them, and then open Google Chrome. After that, just open Twitch on Chrome, and check if it’s working or not.
6. Clear DNS Cache/Change DNS
DNS is one of the most important things when it comes to Internet browsing. So, the DNS cache can create issues and you can face problem getting access to some websites because of that. To fix the issue, you can simply clear the DNS cache on your Windows PC or laptop and then check if Twitch is working or not. You can follow the below steps to clear the DNS cache.
- First of all, open command prompt on your Windows PC. You can open it by searching in the search box or you can type ‘CMD’ in the run box and open it.
- In the command prompt, just type ipconfig /flushdns and hit enter.
- That’s it. Now, it’ll clear the DNS cache on your Windows PC. Now, you can check if Twitch is working or not on your PC.
If clearing the DNS cache doesn’t work for you, you can change the DNS address on your PC. There are many public DNS are available that you can set as the default DNS server. To set DNS, you can set it directly from the network option of your Windows PC. Or if you want it permanently, you can set or update the DNS in your router setting.
7. Clear Chrome Cache
Chrome cache also can create problems and because of that, you can face the Twitch not working on Chrome issue. So, you can try clearing the Chrome cache and check if you are able to get access to Twitch or not.
To clear Chrome cache, you have to open Google Chrome on your PC first. Then, just click on the three dots from the right corner and go to Settiings option. There, you’ll find ‘Clear browsing data’ option. Now, set the time range to ‘All time’ and clear the cookies, site data and cached images. Then, just restart the Chrome browser and then check if you are able to access Twitch or not.
8. Try Twitch App
Last but, not the least step that you can try is, you can try Twitch app on your PC. Just head towards the download page of Twitch and then download the program on your PC. Then, install it on your PC and see if you are able to watch the streams or not. The app version of Twitch is more stable than the browser version. So, you can once try using the Twitch app and see if its working or not.
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