You are on Twitch are your AdBlock is not working? Here is a set of all the available fixes to the Twitch AdBlock not working issue.
If you are looking for live online entertainment Twitch is one of the leading platforms. However, one major setback on the platform is the intrusion by advertisements that often interrupt and spoil your viewing experience.
Being coerced into being a spectator to a rather long promotional video whilst you were caught up in an intense match is quite frustrating, to say the least. Unfortunately, this is the reality of Twitch.
The hassle to find a way around these ads or watch stream highlights on YouTube takes away all the kick of witnessing live stream entertainment.
The revenue generation on Twitch is crucial when maintaining such a large entertainment platform. But, there should be a fine line between how frequently to show these ads and run them on low-intensity/action moments.
Sadly, Twitch is unlikely not to take such advice.
AdBlock extension often fails to block ads on Twitch, this guide will surely help you to fix it.
5 Reasons Your AdBlock might Not be Working On Twitch & Solutions
There are numerous advertisement-blocking solutions out there, but one of the most popularly used ones is AdBlock.
The most reliable solution according to the users is the AdBlock browser extension, which usually works flawlessly. However, there are times when technology fails on odd days and you can’t seem to find the reason why? Here, is the guide.
If your AdBlock can’t function properly, here are some of the probable reasons that might be hindering the working-
- Twitch updated its anti-ad-blocking measures, and AdBlock hasn’t been updated
- Your AdBlock might need the latest version update
- The setting of your AdBlock is not configured properly
- An arise of conflict with another, possibly similar, browser extension
- Application of the “more advanced” settings in your AdBlock is not done
Some of these possibilities might sound out of the blue and way too complex but you need not worry.
Fix 1: Use the “Video Ad-Block for Twitch” Extension
The effects of the Video Ad-Block extension are most effective from the latest solution available. It handles accordingly against Twitch’s new ad-displaying methods.
It works well and is compatible with both Chrome and Firefox, the two most popular browsers among Twitch users.
The working of this browser extension is simple. The stream quality from your current setting, while playing the advertisements reduces to 480p (you won’t see it), and then switches it back to the highest quality setting.
Many users find trading a few pixels for an uninterrupted viewing experience, effective and a great deal in the eyes of many Twitch users.
Fix 2: Update Your AdBlock to Its Latest Version
This might seem like stating the obvious but there is no effective solution like this one.
Some users can’t keep up the pace of updating their AdBlock extension compared to Twitch and other websites, which are constantly changing their ad-displaying methods. You can easily solve this.
Updating AdBlock to the latest version is no fuss. Here is how you update.
Open your Chrome browser.
- In the URL (address) bar, enter “chrome://extensions”
- In the top right corner, you will find “Developer Mode” click on it. After so, click on “Update” on the far left, and all of your extensions will be updated to their latest versions.
- For the changes to take effect restart your Chrome.
- Visit Twitch and see if your problem is resolved.
Fix 3: Configure Your AdBlock Settings
A setting called “Allow Acceptable Ads” on your AdBlock might be the reason these ads still get played while you watch for hours.
You can very easily disable them:
- Open AdBlock by clicking the icon in the top right corner of your Chrome Browser.
- When the pop-up displays, click on the cogwheel (gear icon), which takes you to Settings.
- In the Settings menu, on the left side, there’s a “General” tab. Click it.
- Once you’re in the “General” tab, untick “Allow Acceptable Ads” and then restart Chrome.
- After restarting Chrome, visit Twitch and see if the problem is gone.
If this still doesn’t work, meaning your AdBlock is conflicting with other Chrome extensions.
Fix 4: Conflicts With Other Extensions
Having more than one AdBlock extension seems helpful to some users. But it is only a myth and will lead to you to more problems only. The ad-blockers conflict with each other resulting in none of them actually working to your benefit or for the cause they were enabled.
If you have existing multiple ad-blockers or similar extensions active on your Chrome browser, it’s best to disable all of them except AdBlock. After disabling, restart Chrome and visit Twitch with only AdBlock enabled in your extensions.
Fix 5: Advanced Solutions In AdBlock, try them
For someone who is using AdBlock for the first time or still settling around the idea of it, the idea of using whitelisting and blacklisting can sound daunting. But if you ask an AdBlock user they would call using these features excellent.
Although these settings are considered advanced, we’ve steered clear from complex and provided a simple configuration to block Twitch ads and hopefully solve your problem once and for all!
- Open your Chrome browser.
- In the top right, click the AdBlock icon.
- When the pop-up appears, click the cogwheel (gear icon), which will take you to Settings.
- On the left side, click the “Advanced” tab, then scroll down to the “My Filter” section and click it.
- Add the following commands, with one on each line:
- Save your settings and restart the Chrome browser.
- After restarting Chrome, visit Twitch and see if the problem is resolved.
If the problem persists and you keep seeing advertisements when you aren’t supposed to, the problem might not be you AdBlock and you might want to consider some other alternative solution entirely.
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