FIX: AdBlock not working on Twitch

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Many Windows 10 users reported getting ads on Twitch with Adblock. This is an unusual problem, but in today’s article, we’ll show you how to fix it with ease.

The following solutions are also helpful if you encounter the following issues:

  • Adblock not working on Twitch

What do I do if Twitch ads keep showing up?

1. Try a different browser

One way to deal with this issue is to try out a different browser. Unlike many other browsers on the market, Opera GX comes with a built-in ad-blocker, so it will block all ads, even the ones of Twitch.

We should mention that this browser is built on Chromium, so all extensions that you use in Chrome will work in Opera GX as well. In addition, there’s a malware scanner so you’ll be warned if you visit a malicious website or if you download a malicious file.

If you’re looking for a browser that is focused heavily on making your life as a gamer and a fan of streaming a whole lost easier, then Opera GX is the web browser for you.

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Opera GX

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2. Change advanced settings in Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and in the address bar enter this line:
    • chrome://flags/#network-service.
  2. Set Enable network service to Disabled and save changes.
    enable network service flags chrome getting ads on twitch with adblock
  3. Restart Chrome and check if the problem is resolved.

3. Make sure that your Adblock extension is up to date

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  1. If this error started appearing recently, be sure to update your Adblock extension.
  2. Once the app is updated, restart your browser and check if the problem is still there.

4. Try Alternate Player for Twitch.tv

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  1. If you have problems with ads on Twitch, try using Alternate Player for Twitch.tv extension.
  2. Download the extension from the following links:

There you go, four simple solutions that might help you if you’re still getting ads on Twitch. If you found our solutions helpful, let us know in the comments section below.


FAQ: Learn more about Twitch and ads

  • Why does Twitch have ads now?

Twitch introduced ads as a means to further support the video creators who make Twitch possible.

By running ads, streamers can get additional financial support from their viewers and fans so that they may dedicate more time to building their Twitch channels and improve the quality of their broadcasts.

  • Does subscribing on Twitch remove ads?

Not all Twitch subscribers get to enjoy an ad-free Twitch experience. Twitch Prime subscriptions do not remove ads.

An ad-free viewing experience is available by subscribing to Twitch Turbo.

  • Do Twitch streamers control ads?

Twitch ads are tailored to each user based on user interests and location, so using a VPN can help customize the content.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in July 2019 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.