How To Block Twitch Ads?

Block Twitch Ads


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Are you looking for a way to block ads on Twitch? Who are you to blame? On Twitch, the Amazon-owned video streaming service that has grown in popularity in recent years, ads are a hot topic. 

Twitch ads are too loud, appear too frequently, and frequently advertise for the same products and services repeatedly, according to many of the tens of millions of users who visit Twitch each month.

However, blocking ads on Twitch is a difficult task. This is mainly due to Twitch’s design: when you’re watching a live video from your favorite Twitch streamer, Twitch serves up its ads in the same stream as the video you’re watching. 

That makes determining what an ad is and what is part of the video stream nearly impossible for AdBlock. In a nutshell, this means that rather than blocking the ads outright (as AdBlock does), we’ll have to develop a more inventive way to get rid of these annoying Twitch ads.

AdBlock’s approach to blocking ads in Twitch is to hide and mute them when we can detect them, most of the time.

One of the most common complaints about Twitch ads is that they can be much louder than the video streams that Twitch users are watching. AdBlock will not only silence Twitch ads, but it will also remove the Twitch ad itself, so instead of being bombarded with 30-second ads for the latest season of Jack Ryan, you’ll be treated to a blank screen and some peace. Isn’t it possible that things could be worse?

To use AdBlock’s Twitch ad-blocking feature, go to the AdBlock Options page and check the box next to “Enable hiding of streaming ads on Twitch.”

(Please note that AdBlock for Chrome, AdBlock for Firefox, and AdBlock for the new Edge browser are the only browsers with this feature.) You’ll need to restart your browser after enabling Twitch adblocking.

After enabling the feature and restarting your browser, head over to Twitch and give it a shot! Remember that blocking ads on Twitch, like blocking ads on YouTube or Facebook, is an inexact science. Ads will get through on occasion, but AdBlock should mute and hide most Twitch ads. If you have any problems, please refer to our Help Center or contact our Support team for assistance.

Few Easy Ways to Unblock Twitch Ads

The six methods listed below are the most effective ways to block Twitch pre-roll and mid-roll ads so you can continue to stream without interruption.

Here’s a table that compares the advantages and disadvantages of each method:

1. Make use of an ad-blocking extension.

The simplest and fastest way to block on-page advertisements on Twitch is to use an ad-blocking browser extension. It’s free, secure, and takes only a few minutes. Ad blockers, on the other hand, are frequently disabled by Twitch, and they will not work to block pre-roll or mid-roll video ads

2. Set up a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) allows you to change your online location by connecting to a server in another country and obtaining a different IP address.

Twitch’s advertising policy varies by country, with some countries, such as Poland, banning all types of ads.

You can use a VPN to change your IP address to one of these countries and permanently block all Twitch ads.

Depending on which country you’ve connected to, your recommendations tab may change, but you’ll still be able to watch live twitch stream from anywhere on the planet.

When connected to a server located far away from your location, your stream may buffer; however, we only experienced this when loading the Livestream for the first time.

VPNs also provide increased privacy and security when browsing the internet. This is the most effective way to block all Twitch ads, but it usually comes with a small monthly fee.

How to Use a VPN to Block On-Page Twitch Ads?

One of the features of some VPNs is a built-in ad blocker. These VPN ad blockers do not block Pre-roll and mid-roll ads, but they effectively block on-page ads like front-page banners.

Both NordVPN and Private Internet Access have proprietary ad blockers ideal for blocking Twitch ads while keeping your online security intact.

Ad blockers from NordVPN and Private Internet Access are available for Windows, macOS, Android, and iPhone.

While a VPN ad blocker will not block Twitch ads embedded in the stream, it will block on-page ads like the Homepage carousel and ad banners.

CyberSec and Threat Protection, NordVPN’s built-in ad blockers, do not effectively block all ads because they only use DNS filtering to block domains and do not remove ad content from the page.

This method does not require you to change your location, so you can choose a local server and avoid any noticeable stream quality loss.

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