Twitch is trying hard to get rid of Ad-blockers and allow ads to circulate freely throughout the Platform. However, if you find it annoying to watch dozens of ads on a daily basis, We have found a few solutions that might work for you and block ads on Twitch.
Twitch is an online live streaming platform where hundreds of thousands of Gamers live stream their gameplay. The platform is relatively new and was recently acquired by Microsoft. If you are a regular Twitch user who loves watching Live Gaming streams of their favorite players, you must have noticed ads filled up all over the platform. They are the only way to make money for streamers apart from accepting donations on Twitch.
There are many ways to monetize a platform, you can offer a paid subscriptions like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Free (Ad-supported) Platform where you can see the in-video ads on Youtube, Search-based ads on Google, or even the ads labeled as Sponsored posts on Facebook. Ads bring in a huge chunk of income for such online platforms. We go through dozens of ads per day, They say “When you don’t pay for the product, You are the Product”, This quote comes true when we see platforms like Twitch filled with dozens of ads.
If you find these ads interrupting your watch or annoying, Disable them using the Ad-blocker extension or any other method mentioned in this article.
How to block Twitch Ads using AdBlock
With more than 10 Million Active installs on Chrome alone, Adblock is the most trusted ad blocking extension. The extension is available for almost every browser including Chrome, Firefox, or Micrsoft Edge. Below are the steps required to block the ads on Twitch using Adblock.
Download the latest Adblock extension available for Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. After visiting the respective URL, Click “Get Adblock for Yourbrowsername” button and continue with your selection. On the following window, Click the Add to Chrome or if you are using any other browser then click the button which will allow you to add the extension to your browser.
Once, you have successfully installed the extension. Click on the Extension icon near the URL bar and select the Cog gear icon to explore options.
Under General Options, Click the Checkbox besides “Enable hiding of steaming ads on Twitch”.
After You’ve enabled the ad blocking on Twitch, Close your Browser completely and restart it.
Visit Twitch.com and start streaming your favorite content without any problem. Unfortunately, Twitch is smart and some ads might bypass the ad-blocker. However, our next method might solve this problem completely.
How to Block Twitch ads using uBlock?
Another great option to block Twitch ads is through uBlock. uBlock is similar to Adblocker, However, users have reported that uBlock works better than Adblock in terms of blocking twitch ads. Here’s how to do it properly.
The very first step is to download and install the uBlock extension on your browser. Visit the given link and click the “Add to Chrome” button to add uBlock extension to your browser.
After installing the extension on your browser, head over to the uBlock icon given near the URL bar and click the cog gear icon as shown in the image to enter Options tab.
On the following screen, click the checkbox next to “I am an advanced user” option. Click the gear icon that has just appeared near the text.
On the next tab, scroll down to bottom and look for “userResourcesLocation”, Replace unset with https://ttv-ublock.vercel.app/twitch-videoad.js.
Click the Apply Changes button at the top.
Go back to uBlock Origin Dashboard. Click on the Filter List option, Click Purge all cache and then Update Now button.
Finally, Restart your browser and head over to twitch.tv to experience ad-free streaming on the platform.
The most common way for any Twitch streamer to make money is through ads. If ads are not bothering you too much then we suggest you to Keep them at minimal or use extensions such as Adblock where you get an option to enable ads on your Favorite Streamers channel.
Twitch is smart and they are constantly making changes in their Ads engine to unblock the restrictions set by these adblockers. If you find it difficult to block ads on Twitch or have any questions then feel free to ask them by commenting below.