Twitch is one of the world’s most popular live-streaming app. Now, applications like Twitch, which are essentially free to use, generate revenue, and profit from advertisements. So, it’s fairly expected that ads will pop up during one of those intense horror game live streams or a celeb QnA Livestream that you’re glued on to. And you can’t blame Twitch for it. But that is also pretty irritating, which is why free-to-use extensions for blocking ads like uBlock have come up and have gained massive popularity. Sometimes, you’ll come across Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch.
As of late, it’s been seen that uBlock is failing or not efficiently blocking out advertisements on Twitch to the dismay of many millions of Twitch users. But can you blame uBlock for it? Not really.
The thing is that its Twitch that is the main culprit. Every day, Twitch developers develop more innovative and foolproof ways to display ads and trick the ad blockers. And the next day, the ad blockers are updated to see through Twitch’s practices and block ads again to provide you a seamless experience. So every once in a while, Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch issue will happen.
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Fix Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch
uBlock is facing the same issues. It’s at the mercy of Twitch developers developing ways to circumvent it and render it useless. However, till the time uBlock fixes Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch issue, here are some other fixes you can run through to block/avoid ads and enjoy that Livestream of yours.
Use a VPN
VPN is private, secure, and safe, and it effectively filters out any potential ad, malware, pop-ups, etc. What you need to do is the following-
- Install any VPN (there are many like Nord VPN, Surfshark, Express VPN, etc.)
- Set the VPN location to a country where Twitch doesn’t run ads. (Russia, Ukraine, Serbia, Costa Rica, etc.)
This will surely help you fix the Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch issue.
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Install Video Ad-Block
There’s a very popular browser extension for blocking Twitch ads called Video Ad-Block. You can add it to your browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to block Twitch ads.
The video streaming quality will drop to 480p while the ad is running and then go back to normal when it’s finished. So you’ve fixed the Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch issue through another extension.
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In this fix, you just need to use another website and add “ls” before “.tv” and replace “.tv” with “.com” in the address bar once you come across an ad.
Switch to Twitch Turbo
Twitch Turbo is like a paid premium version of Twitch which, according to its statement, helps avoid “pre-rolls, mid-rolls, companions, and display ads.”
You don’t even to think Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch issues if you’re paying for Turbo. However, this does not remove the ads altogether, and certain promotions and all may still pop up.
Install the Twitch HLS AdBlock
Enable developer mode on your Google Chrome. Go to Github and search for Twitch HLS Adblock or just follow this link here. This is not exactly a fix for Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch but an alternative.
Download the zip file available on the website. Then follow these steps.
- Open Chrome and go to settings.
- From there, select ‘Extensions’ from the left side list.
- The extensions tab opens.
- Click on the ‘Load unpacked’ button on the top left corner.
- Browse to the location of the extracted files.
- Open the folder, then select the ‘extension’ folder.
- Click on ‘Select folder.’
You have now installed Twitch HLS AdBlock.
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Hopefully, this guide will help you in fixing the Ublock Origin Not Working on Twitch issue. There is, however, no sure-shot way to completely remove Twitch ads, so unless you want to consider switching to Twitch alternatives, then you can use these methods to get rid of most of the ads and enjoy a seamless streaming experience.
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Gravit Sinha is the founder of ValidEdge. Ever since he was a kid, he has been a problem fixer and that passion is what inspired him to start and grow this website! 🙂