How to Block Ads on Twitch [October 2019 Update]

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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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New Twitch advertising formats 2019

Twitch has the most loyal viewers comparing to any other video platform. Most of the viewers appreciate the work of the streamers and service itself and willingly watch ads to support all of them. But Twitch began to abuse its privilege with too many new advertising formats.

Unskippable ads

Following YouTube Twitch also has adopted non-skippable ads politics but unlike YouTube Twitch doesn’t control the length of the ads. Viewers complain about unskippable 5-minute music videos in languages they don’t speak. This ad format pushes Twitch users to stick to ad-blockers or even leave the stream-service for other stream-services. Most of them don’t provide the same experience as Twitch as most of them don’t have chat rooms but if you just want to watch streams you can find a good alternative to Twitch.

Too loud ads

Jumpscare advertising is the worst especially for viewers who are used to watch Twitch on the background while working or falling asleep. To be fair a significant volume difference between a commercial and a stream is caused by the streamers themselves who have their sounds set to low. So viewers have to up their volume to comfortably listen to the stream but when an ad starts it plays on full blast. Anyway, it’s not the viewers’ problem that Twitch can’t autotune advertising sound to a comfortable level.

Commercial break in progress

It’s more of a glitch but many Twitch viewers have faced it so we decided to include it to our list. It looks like a pre-roll but instead of commercial viewers see a blank screen with a single sentence “commercial break in progress”. That screen is unskippable and has no end. This issue is only curable by using an ad-blocker or an ad-blocking extension.

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 four 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.
  4. ads in videos on demand (VoD)

The first type of ads are banners, you can easily get rid of them using any free Chrome ad-blocking extension like AdLock 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. 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. And the fourth type is ads you get when watching VoDs. Since the first and the third types are clear, we will talk about the second and the fourth types and clarify how to get rid of them.

How to block Twitch 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 not only ads on Twitch but all kind of ads in all your favorite browsers and in all computer programs. 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.

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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.

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How to block Twitch ads on VoDs

Video on demand is a past streamed content on Twitch. If you can’t catch live an interesting stream, you will watch it later. It’s a useful option for both streamers and users because it allows streamers to grow their channels and to users to watch content they may have missed. But VoDs are infested with ads. Some streamers choose to avoid ads in their live streams and put them into their VoDs, so they don’t repel their broadcast watchers and still get income from ads later. But Twitch service itself can put to many ads in VoDs, too.

Earlier ads on a video on demand were only at the beginning, but now they appear every 5-10 minutes of the stream. Twitch users complain that ads are louder than the actual video and they can’t mute them. Sometimes ads take too much time to buffer which is infuriating. The buffering is annoying itself but when you wait for an ad to buffer you go berserk.  

To get rid of ads on Twitch videos on demand you should use the report feature. If you report “this ad has played too many times” and the “this ad can’t be muted or is too loud” 5 or 6 times, you get to actually skip ads. The queue for the ad happens every 15 minutes, but when you report it actually plays a black screen for 2 seconds and then you are back to your VoD. This trick works for live streams advertising, too.

Eventually, you’ll get to see ads again then you repeat the procedure. If you want a solution here and now and on an ongoing basis, use AdLock to block all Twitch ads. 

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