FIX: AdBlock not working on Twitch

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
Deputy Editor
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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.

What to do if Twitch ads keep showing up?

1. Try a different browser

UR browser getting ads on twitch with adblock

One way to deal with this issue is to try out a different browser. Unlike many other browsers on the marker, UR Browser comes with built-in adblock, 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 UR Browser 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 user privacy and has no ads by default, we suggest you try out UR Browser.

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2. Change advanced settings in Chrome

  1. Open Chrome and in the address bar enter 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

adblock update install getting ads on twitch with adblock

  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

alternate player for twitch tv extension getting ads on twitch with adblock

  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. Twitch streamers can control only when and how long midroll ads will be. Streamers don’t control pre-roll ads nor their content.

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