Twitch has slowly found it’s niche with live streaming and On-demand Video, where it accumulates dozens of millions of daily viewers. Beyond that, Twitch.tv is a reliable service and errors are quite uncommon.
However, occasional issues occur, like the network error which bears the 2000 code. In comparison to some other errors, this was a widespread issue and affected a good chunk of users.
We provided some steps to address this below so make sure to follow them through.
How can I fix the network error 2000 on Twitch:
- Refresh the stream
- Check the connection
- Install UR Browser [QUICK SOLUTION]
- Disable a third-party antivirus temporarily
- Clear browser’s cache
- Disable extensions
- Try the desktop client
1: Refresh the stream
Let’s start with the simplest one. This might be as well caused by something on your side, but that’s not a rule. Sometimes the mildest stall or discrepancy in the stream can cause a network error “2000”. Just refresh the stream multiple times until the error is gone.
On the other hand, if the error is still present, we suggest following the additional steps we provided below.
2: Check the connection
The next step we recommend following through concerns your network. If you’re able to navigate through the internet without any issues and the problem appears only while streaming Twitch content, just disable VPN or Proxy temporarily.
On the other hand, if you have global issues with the network in general, there are some troubleshooting steps you can try.
Here are some steps which should help you resolve network issues:
- Restart your router and PC.
- Disable VPN or Proxy temporary
- Flush DNS
- Run Connection troubleshooter from the Troubleshoot menu.
3. Install UR Browser
Alternatively, we can quite openly suggest trying an alternative browser. Our weapon of choice is the emerging bug-free and a rather stable UR Browser.
With so many things going on for it, especially privacy and stability, this browser should provide you with the seamless streaming experience.
As the game streaming aficionado and an avid follower of Apex Legends streams, the UR Browser worked amazingly well and, along with the rest of the WindowsReport team, I highly suggest giving it a go.
It won’t cost you a thing and you’ll well sure avoid Twitch error 2000.
4: Disable a third-party antivirus temporarily
Some users find out that the web-based protection some antivirus solutions offer was the cause of the problem. They resolved the error by disabling the module within the client options and Twitch started working again.
However, since there are so many different antivirus suits, we can’t say with certainty which exact part was blocking the stream and invoking the aforementioned error.
For that reason, we suggest disabling your antivirus temporarily. Of course, we can’t suggest to keep on going without a valid protection for an extended period of time.
Nonetheless, this way you’ll at least have an insight on whether the antivirus is causing the error “2000”, or something else is at hand.
5: Clear browser’s cache
Clearing the browser‘s cache is another viable solution. All browsers tend to pile up and store lots of data, including cookies and cached site versions.
This is, of course, a necessary evil, as basically all sites collect your data (including Twitch) and the browser itself gathers everything to speed up the loading process.
However, they tend to do just the opposite and slow down the connection or even completely disturb it.
In order to resolve this, we suggest clearing all the data your browser stored. With passwords being an exception, of course. Here’s how to do it on 3 major browsers:
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
- Press Shift + Ctrl + Delete to open the “Clear browsing data” menu.
- Select “All time” as the time range.
- Focus on deleting ‘Cookies’, ‘Cached Images and Files‘, and other site data.
- Click on the Clear Data button.
6: Disable extensions
Besides the stored data, your browser will most likely have a few extensions with various uses. However, even though most of them have nothing to do with the Twitch network error, some of them just might.
Before you start removing extensions, we suggest opening Twitch in the Incognito mode.
That way, you’ll see whether the error is indeed caused by some of the extensions or something completely different is at hand. Just click on the main menu and choose the Incognito mode (InPrivate window on Edge).
Navigate to Twitch and sign in if needed. After that, the error shouldn’t bother you anymore. If Twitch doesn’t let you sign up, you may want to take a look at this article to solve the problem quickly.
7: Try the desktop client
Finally, if you just can’t cope with the error appearing in the browser-based Twitch client, we suggest trying the desktop version. This is, in my own experience, a much more stable choice.
This dedicated client works in a similar manner but offers a better overall experience and a fair share of additional features.
If you decide to give it a try, you can find the installer, here.
That’s it for today. We hope these steps provided you with a resolution for the Twitch network error “2000”.
In the end, be so nice to share your thoughts, alternative solutions, or questions in the comment section below.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2018 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.