Twitch is a very popular live streaming service with over 10M daily active users. Gamers from all around the world use Twitch to share their live streams from various platforms including Android, iPhone, PS4, Xbox One/360 and more. This way it allows you to watch and chat with your favorite gamers as well. It was acquired by Amazon for $970M in 2014 and then after it grew more and more.
If you are a gamer and use this service to watch or stream different games, then you probably have faced the Twitch black screen or Twitch white screen problem. This might happen when the Twitch video won’t load and you will be waiting to be able to finally start watching it after this screen goes off. I have found some working fixes for this issue which I would like to share so that it helps you solve it easily.
What is Twitch Black Screen Problem?
Basically users when try to login to the Twitch app on their mobile or desktop, all they see is a black screen with a loading icon. This usually occurs due to some server problems or because of some technical stuff gone wrong in your device. Your screen will somehow look like shown in the below image.
What is Twitch White Screen Problem?
When sometimes you will try to load or browse different pages on Twitch, you will get a white screen of death. Twitch says that it’s likely a Google Chrome (browser) related issue but there maybe other issues as well as nothing was confirmed. This is what you may be seeing if your Twitch App is opening to a blank white window.
6 Ways to Solve Twitch Black or White Screen Issue
So how are you gonna fix these issues? Well, be rest assured I have 6 different ways you can try to solve and get rid of the black or white screen on Twitch. If you are unable to watch Twitch channel stream and facing problems with the interface, try out the below solutions.
These solutions have been tested and have worked for a lot of people in the online communities. So any one of them should do the magic for you as well. Without any further ado, let’s get started!
1. Use Twitch Pop Out Player
There is a way out in which you will be able to watch the Twitch stream without the chat window and without any kind of screen problems. Just replace the “channelname” in the below URL and open it on your browser. Now the stream should work and the pages will load as well.
2. Watch Stream on an External Website
Another thing you can try out is watching the stream on an external website which allows Twitch streams to be played. Go to the below URL by changing the “channelname” and this might work for you as a charm.
3. Flush your DNS (Worked for Me!)
As you all, even I faced the Twitch black screen issue and what I did is flushed the DNS from the command prompt on my Windows PC. If that sounds to complicated, don’t worry. Just follow the simple steps given below and you will be good to go.
- Quit Google Chrome
- Search for Command Prompt (type ‘cmd‘) on your PC by clicking on the ‘Windows’ or ‘Start’ button
- Type “ipconfig /flushdns” and just hit Enter
It should say “Successfully flushed the DNS Resolver Cache” and once you complete doing this, re-launch the Chrome browser and open the Twitch website. Now you shouldn’t face the problem.
4. Change your DNS to Google DNS
There might be an issue with your ISP settings, so changing your default DNS settings to Google Public DNS can help you solve the Twitch screen problems. Now there are different procedures to do so for different devices & OS. I recommend you to go through this guide by Google itself which shows everything to do in a detailed way.
5. Use Twitch Beta Version
Twitch itself shared this fix on one of their help pages to solve the Twitch white screen issue. Just go on and ditch the norma version and use the Beta version (access it from the below given link) and you will be able to enjoy Twitch stream all day long without any interruptions or errors.
6. Clear Browser Cache & Update Flash Player
Twitch support on Twitter shared this small tip which you guys can try out as well. It did work for some people while it didn’t for others. Also make sure that the Adobe flash player is updated to the latest version.
Check out the video below that shows how to clear cache in Google Chrome by following simple steps in just a minute.
Solved it? You are welcome! Hope you did not face any difficulties at all since the methods are really easy to follow. If you got rid of the Twitch black screen or Twitch white screen problem by following this guide, do share it along so it can help other gamers as well.
I look forward to your next visit on Mr. DeTechTive. There are a lot more guides lined up, so make sure you don’t miss out on them. Cheers!