Twitch Keeps Buffering: How Do I Fix It?


Twitch is a streaming service used by thousands of players, TV presenters and viewers around the world. You can use it to broadcast live games and communicate with other players and observers. With Twitch you can explore hundreds of feeds and games. You can even help your favorite streamers by watching them, chatting with them and subscribing to them, giving them a chance to win prizes and recognition. Unfortunately the sun and the rainbow don’t always shine with Twitch. Sometimes we end up with a creek getting wetter, or worse, with that awful black umbrella waving. So what can we do?

It is so annoying when you are dealing with a black screen on Twitch or Twitch streams that are not loaded. Above all, you have to go from forum to forum to find the ideal solution. Fortunately, we have devised a number of practical solutions for all Twitch users who suffer from this problem, so that you can watch your favourite streamer again in no time!

Let’s get started…

Change browser

The first (and easiest) step to finding a solution for the non-downloadable spam streams is to try a different browser than the one you are currently using. The problem may be that your current browser runs the update at the same time as Twitch, which can cause a number of problems.

Because most of us already have multiple browsers on our PC or Mac, this step is fortunately often almost effortless: It’s just a matter of switching from one browser to another. But even if you only have a browser installed, the correction will not take much time. For example, if Twitch doesn’t want to download to Chrome, you can simply download Firefox, Opera, or Microsoft Edge.

If you have problems not downloading Twitch in Chrome in particular, you can try changing some browser settings first. Indeed, hardware acceleration settings in Chrome can often cause problems for Twitch users. To find out more, simply go to the chrome settings by typing chrome:// settings in the address bar and then scroll to the system section. Disable the hardware acceleration setting and see if it solves the buffering problem.

The good news is that if Twitch doesn’t start because of browser problems, it’s usually not a permanent problem. Normally only a browser update or correction is needed; after installation you can view the feeds again with your old reliable browser.

Of course, if you still suffer from the fact that the spasm currents are not being charged or that the spasm site is not being charged at all, there are of course a few other quick steps to take before switching to more extreme methods

Checking browser extensions

Anything, from ad blockers to script blockers, can affect the flow of contraction. So the best way to solve this problem is to disable the extensions you have. If you don’t want to, you can also try viewing the feeds in twitch mode in incognito mode. If your data stream no longer works as a buffer, then you have solved your problem. If you still see the black screen vibration that we all hate so much, you should keep working with our solutions.


If you have special firewalls, they may be behind Twitch videos that aren’t loaded in your browser. In that case, you can decide to deactivate your firewalls and see if Twitch changes anything. In addition, your antivirus software may have a tendency to temporarily disrupt video streaming, for example. We also recommend that you regularly update your firewall or antivirus software.

Make sure the firmware is ready before thedate.

Twitch now offers HTML5, but some threads still work in Flash, so it’s useful to check if your Flash is up to date. Make sure you have Flash Player installed on your computer. If not, just install or activate it in the selected browser.

Still not loaded? It’s time to move on to the next section…

Your internet connection

No matter how fast you think, in nine out of ten cases it is easier to download videos that are not properly formatted. The best way to control the speed of the Internet is to perform a quick and easy speed test. For example, you can use to get an accurate picture of the speed of your internet.

When the test is complete, look at the results to see what needs to be done next. If your internet connection is much slower than expected, you can try a few things…

  • Use an Ethernet cable instead of WiFi; it may be more stable.
  • Get closer to your WiFi router.
  • Turn off other devices connected to the network.
  • Reboot your computer or router – it’s the oldest trick in the world, but you may want to try it first before stepping into more extreme methods.

If you’ve been living at a low internet speed for a while (and unfortunately don’t see any change in the short term), you can find the answer by changing the speed of the stream you choose. Some streamers offer the possibility to reduce transmission quality. Although this certainly reduces the quality of the flow, it can solve the problem of dampening shaking. You can also try to disable the HTML5 player.

Still no dice? You may need to contact your Internet Service Provider (ISP) directly. If they don’t find problems, changing service providers can be a more desperate solution.

DNS switch

The reason why Twitch buffers may also have to do with your DNS. Some ISPs – mainly campus and corporate networks – tend to block Twitch DNS servers. If this is true, you can try using a public DNS server such as Google or openDNS. This can help to solve possible download problems.

To switch to the public DNS, go to the Start menu, type ncpa.cpl and click the icon to open the network connection page. Then right-click on the network connection whose DNS you want to change and select the properties. On the Network Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4) tab, select Properties. You can then enter your desired DNS and alternative DNS addresses. You can choose to search for the most recent addresses or simply use the following:

Open DNS servers


GoogleDNS server


Using VPN

The reason that Twitch does not download for you may also be due to problems in a particular country or region. Fortunately, there’s a quick solution – just use a VPN. You can install the VPN browser extension or go directly to the VPN site. All you have to do is choose an address in another country and wait for the spell to be cast.

Or, if you are already using a VPN, this may be the reason why Twitch streams are not loading. So maybe you want to disable your current VPN and see if this changes anything for you.

Steam test

From 2013 steam users will be able to link their Twitch accounts to their Steam accounts. This was especially useful for Dota 2 fans, as it allowed them to download elements of the tournament while watching the twitch feeds (provided they had a ticket for the event). Users can therefore follow the events on DotaTV and Twitch without missing out on the in-game rewards. If you haven’t linked to your account yet, you can do so on the Links page in your Twitch account settings.

If you’re currently using steam, this could be one of the factors preventing Twitch from loading into Chrome – or any other browser of your choice. Steam (like many other ISPs) often updates games with downloadable patches. If your internet speed is not as high as you would like (when is that even possible?), this can lead to high buffering. So the first step is to check Steam and see if there are any downloads. If that’s the case, tell the program to stop and see if anything changes as you continue.

How do I know if it’s my fault or a tap?

The easiest thing you can do to keep Twitch buffered is to put him on Twitch. Unfortunately, in most cases this is not true. If you don’t see @TwitchSupport twitter about problems on your site, it’s probably a problem on your site. Twitch users are not the quietest group when it comes to streaming problems, so you would know if it is a bigger problem. This means that your only solution is to solve the problem yourself.

If you still don’t know what to do, you can ask Twitch for help. If you do, you should be willing to provide information that will help you understand what is going on. You may need the following information:

  • Your IP
  • Signed with the mouse.
  • your supplier
  • Download speed of

We hope we were able to help you find a solution for that black disk headache at Twitch. I hope you can watch your favorite streamers again! Have fun!

Why does it shrink while maintaining the buffer?

Spasms build up when you don’t connect properly. Check your WIFI or any of the solutions offered on your website.

Why is she so nervous?

Check out your DNS and other solutions on our blog.

Why is it shrinking so slowly?

Have you updated your Flash? Try updating or using the new html 5.0 reader.

Why is it shrinking so slowly?

Has your computer been updated? Try a solution or one of our solutions in GPUGames.