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How to Block Ads on Twitch

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Twitch goes above and beyond to make it harder for ad blocker to block new Twitch ads. On the one hand, it is logical, as streamers and service itself need sponsorship but on the other, ads are nerve-wracking for viewers who also make donations to streamers. Twitch users often complain that even after switching streams they get the same adverts over and over again and it’s impossible to skip them. As a result, even a good product becomes repelling to a customer. For example, the constant promotion of actually fine movie “Ready Player One” led to viewers swore they would never watch it.
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Another video streaming service we all love with way too much advertising is YouTube. Find out whether YouTube ad-blocker for Android can remove all annoying ads.

Types of Twitch ads

All ads on Twitch can be grouped into three categories:

  1. ads that require no effort to disable;
  2. ads that are not easy but possible to disable;
  3. ads that are impossible to turn off.

The first type of ads are banners, you can easily get rid of them using any free Chrome ad-blocking extension or if using Mozilla or Opera adjusting your browser’s settings. The second type is pay per click advertisement that Twitch inserts into streams. Free ad-blockers can’t hide such advertising, and you will need AdLock to block it. And the third type of ads are promotions that streamers do themselves in their streams. Those promotions are sponsored directly by advertisers and can’t be blocked. Since the first and the third types are clear, we will talk about the second type and clarify how to get rid of ads on Twitch using AdLock.

How to Watch Twitch Without Ads on Windows

To stop Twitch ads in a browser, you need to download AdLock for Windows and install it. Basically, that’s it. AdLock will block ads on Twitch automatically when you start the application. Our app is set up by default to stop all types of commercial content on browsers and applications though you can adjust it to meet your needs. For example, if you don’t want a certain website to be ad free, you can add its URL to AdLock Domains Exclusions. Open an AdLocker tab in the application, click on Add domain name and type a URL in this format: Since then all websites will have no ads except that one.
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How to Block Twitch Ads on Android

If you use an android app to watch game streams, you know that ads can be ridiculously annoying. Sometimes, you get an ad before every single video you try to watch. To block Twitch ads on the app, you need to download AdLock and install it. Then follow instructions of the guide below to adjust AdLock:

1) Check for updates

Open an application, tap on the three dots on the top right corner and choose Check updates. In a new menu tap on UPDATE ALLhow to block twitch ads in 2018 on android adlock

2) Switch to the AdLocker tab and enable HTTPS filtering. In a pop-up window tap OK. Then you will be asked to set a drawing pattern to verify your identity for future actions. Draw a pattern you surely will remember.

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That’s it! From this moment you can skip Twitch ads on your smartphone.

UPDATE! Twitch ads not blocked in Prime!

In August 2018 Twitch came to us with good (not much) news. In its blog post, Twitch announced that, as of this autumn, Prime Twitch users would be no longer absolved from ads:

Twitch Prime members with monthly subscriptions will continue to get ad-free viewing until October 15. If you already have an annual subscription, or if you upgrade to an annual subscription before September 14, you will continue with ad-free viewing until your next renewal date.

So…how to block twitch ads in 2019?

Users who are not ready to tolerate twitch ads are left with two options: they can either subscribe to Turbo Twitch or stick to adblock for twitch.

Common questions:

How much is turbo on twitch?

Turbo Twitch costs $8.99 per month. For this price you get new emojis, chat badge and custom chat username colors, extended broadcast storage, and priority customer support. However, no free games or loot.

Does AdLock work on Twitch?

Indeed it does. AdLock is still good to block twitch ads.

How do I clear my cookies on twitch?

You clear cookies in your browser settings. Our guide on how to disable third-party cookies will help you to manage cookies in Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. To delete Twitch cookies in Microsoft Edge, go to Settings ⇒ Clear browsing data ⇒ Choose what to clear ⇒ select Cookies and saved website data. To clear Twitch cookies in Opera, go to Settings ⇒ Privacy&security ⇒ Privacy ⇒ Clear browsing data ⇒ select Cookies and other site data

How many people are partnered on twitch?

There are over 2 million active broadcasters, around 27,000 are Partners.

Adblock not working on twitch

Maybe you haven’t enabled filtration on secure websites. If you use Android smartphone ⇒ open AdLock ⇒ switch toggle next to Enable HTTPS filtration. If you use Windows PC ⇒ open AdLock ⇒ AdLocker ⇒ Enable HTTPS Filtering ⇒ Enable site filtering using EV certificates