Twitch could not verify Minecraft version [EXPERT GUIDE]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Many users tried to launch Twitch with Minecraft, and have encountered the Twitch could not verify Minecraft version message error.

Even though the Minecraft or Twitch developers haven’t released any fixes for this specific error, users across the web have worked together to fix the issue.

If you are also troubled by this issue, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve this annoying error.

How do I fix the Twitch can’t verify Minecraft version error?

  1. Run software with admin privileges
  2. Disable antivirus software
  3. Use Jar Launcher instead

1. Run software with admin privileges

For Minecraft:Twitch could not verify Minecraft version run as administrator

  1. Navigate to the installation folder of Minecraft on your PC.
  2. Find the Minecraft.exe (or any other variations of this name), and right click on it.
  3. Select Run as administrator.

Note: If you want to avoid doing this every time you want to run Minecraft as an administrator, you can follow next steps:

run this program as an administrator compatibility

  1. Right-click on the Minecraft.exe.
  2. Select Properties, and click on the Compatibility tab.
  3. Tick the box next to Run this program as an administrator, and click OK.

For Twitch:run twitch as administrator Twitch could not verify Minecraft version

  1. Open Twitch.
  2. Click on File, and select Settings.
  3. In the General tab, scroll down and toggle on the Run Twitch as Administrator option. (It should be purple if toggled on).

2. Disable antivirus software

Some issues with Twitch have been reportedly caused by a conflict between different antivirus software and firewalls with the software.

If the first method didn’t solve the error, then try disabling both firewall and antivirus services for a limited amount of time, and then, try to open Twitch with Minecraft again.

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3. Use Jar Launcher instead

  1. Open the Twitch app, and click on File.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. In the Minecraft tab, scroll down to the option Launch Method.
  4. Change the launcher from Native Launcher to Jar Launcher.
  5. Try out whichever Java version you are using.
  6. In case this doesn’t work, try updating your Java app.
  7. Also try with a 64-bit version.

In this article, we explored some of the best methods to fix the error Twitch could not verify Minecraft version. Please make sure to follow the steps carefully.

We hope this guide helped you fix your issue, and that you started live-streaming Minecraft gameplay again. If you found this guide helpful, please feel free to let us know in the comments section below.

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

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