Have you ever been watching your favourite streamer, they’re in a really intense, exciting moment and then boom, an ad pops on your screen. You completely miss the play of the game or exciting cut scene you have been waiting for.
Or even if you’re just flicking through Twitch channels trying to find someone new to watch, a 30 second ad plays before you can even check them out. This can get really annoying.
So, how can you stop ads on Twitch? Well, luckily there is multiple ways to go about it. Let’s jump in and take a look at the best methods.
How To Block Ads On Twitch
Below are some of the most popular ways to block ads on Twitch.
How To Block Ads On Twitch Using An Ad Blocker
The most popular Adblocker, AdBlock plus is currently not able to block ads on Twitch. They state that they are currently trying to find a workaround for this. In the mean time there is a new extension that does a good job of blocking ads on Twitch.
The app is called video ad block, For Twitch. Click here to install it on chrome.
Once installed, the app will start to work immediately. This app works by swapping the ad with a 480p – 1080p ad free version of the stream while the ad plays. Once the ad is finished it will swap back to the normal version of the stream.
This extension will not block display ads however they aren’t nearly as annoying as the pre-roll and mid-roll ads.
So far this is the best option we have found to block ads on Twitch for Free.
How To Block Ads On Twitch By Signing Up To Twitch Turbo
If you want to continue to support Twitch and the streamers on the platform, the best way to disable ads on Twitch is by signing up to Twitch Turbo. Twitch turbo gives you ad free viewing on Twitch.
It means you will have no pre-rolls, no mid-rolls, no companions, and no display ads. Twitch do state that on rare occasions you may still see an ad embedded in a stream.
What else do you get with Twitch Turbo?
Twitch turbo gets your more than just ad block. With Twitch turbo you get access to:
- Ad Free Viewing
- Chat Badge
- Expanded Emote Set
- Custom Chat Username Colors
- Extended Broadcast Storage
How Much Does Twitch Turbo Cost?
Twitch Turbo costs $8.99/month.
How To Block Ads On Twitch By Subscribing To A Streamer
Another way to support Twitch and your favourite streamers, while blocking ads, is by subscribing to them.
You can subscribe to streamers for $4.99/month. Twitch gets half and the streamer gets half. You will get access to some emotes and extra features on their channel. You will also get ad free viewing on their specific channel.
If you are subscribing specifically to remove ads it’s likely a better option to purchase Twitch turbo unless you only watch one streamer.
To subscribe to a streamer go their channel and click on the subscribe button. You can then pay with your credit/debit card and select whether you want your subscription to be a one off or monthly.
You can also use a Twitch Prime subscription to get a free sub to one channel per month, which means no ads on that channel, for free.
Block Ads By Using A VPN
You can also use a VPN to block ads on Twitch. A VPN makes it appear that your computer is in a different country. You may be asking why this is useful for blocking ads? Well, in countries like Poland Twitch does not currently run any ads so if you can make it appear as if you live in Poland you can avoid ads on your stream.
If you want to use a VPN to avoid ads on Twitch we recommend using a high-quality VPN such as NordVPN. Some VPNs will slow your connection down when enabled which can cause lag and stuttering when watching a stream.
You can now enjoy watching your favourite stream ad-free. You won’t be missing any of those important plays or cut scenes anymore. Enjoy!
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