Fix Twitch error code 5000 with these simple steps

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Twitch is one of the most popular video streaming platform and the main tool for video game streamers. While the streaming service works fine most of the time, sometimes you encounter Twitch error code 5000. This error is mostly caused by issues at the user end like cached data, extensions, etc.

If you are also troubled by the Twitch error code 5000 content not available error, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve the issue.

How to Fix Twitch Error Code 5000

1. Clear Cookies and Cache

  1. Old and corrupted cached browser data can create issues with Twitch streaming resulting in Twitch error code 5000.
  2. However, users have reported that clearing the browser cache has helped them resolve the error. Follow the steps to clear browser cache for Chrome.
  3. From the Chrome browser click the Menu.
  4. Click on Settings.
  5. Click on Advanced and scroll down to the Privacy and Security section.
  6. Click on the “Clear browsing data” option.
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  7. Select the time range and then check the “Cookies and other site data” and “cached images and files”  option.
  8. Click on the Clear data button.Twitch Error Code 5000 
  9. Close and relaunch Chrome browser. Try to stream the twitch video with 5000 error and check for any improvements.

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2. Check Extension Compatibility

  1. The Twitch Error code 5000 can also occur due to a third-party extension conflict in Chrome.
  2. Check your Chrome browser for any plugin that may not be compatible with the Twitch service.
  3. From Chrome, click on the menu and select More Tools > Extensions.
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  4. From the list of extensions, disable all the extensions one by one.
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  5. If you have the Ghostery extension installed, disable it as well. It is a known culprit behind the Twitch error content not available issue.
  6. Now open Twitch again and try to play the video. If the video plays without any error, start enabling all the extensions one by one until you find the problematic extension.

3. Flush the DNS

  1. Click the search bar and type cmd.
  2. Right-click on the Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
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  3. In the Command Prompt, type the following command and press enter.
    ipconfig/flushdns
  4. Close the command prompt and relaunch the Chrome browser. Try to stream the Twitch video again and check for any improvements.

And this is how you can fix this annoying Twitch error.

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