Twitch is a very popular online service for watching and streaming digital video broadcasts. However, you may encounter some issues when you use it on Google Chrome. Don’t worry. This post from MiniTool provides some feasible methods for you to fix the issue.

Method 1: Clear the Cache and Cookies

Sometimes, the corrupted Chrome cache can cause the “Twitch stream black screen” issue. So, you can try clearing cache and cookies to fix the problem. Here is a guideline below for you.

Step 1:  Open Google Chrome and click the three dots icon. Click More tools and go to Clear browsing data.

Step 2: Go to the Advanced tab and select All time from the drop-down menu.

Step 3: Check the Browsing history, Download history, Cookies and other site data, and Cached images and files boxes.

clear cache and cookies

Step 4: Click the Clear data button to apply this change. Then, check to see if the “Twitch black screen” error message has gone. If not, try the following methods.

Also see: Google Chrome Is Waiting for Cache – How to Fix

Method 2: Try Incognito Mode in Google Chrome

You can also try to browse in Incognito mode in Google Chrome when you meet the “Twitch black screen with sound” error. Just click the three dots icon on the top right corner of Google Chrome. Then select the New incognito window from the drop-down menu. This post - How to Turn On/Off Incognito Mode Chrome/Firefox Browser provides more details for you.

Method 3: Release IP address

Hopefully, releasing the IP address from the host is useful to fix the “Twitch black screen” issue. To do this, follow the steps described below:

Step 1: Press the Windows key + R key to launch the Run application. Type cmd and then click the OK button.

Step 2: Type ipconfig /release and press Enter. Then, type ipconfig /renew and press Enter.

Restart your PC and check to see if the “Twitch stream is black” issue still exists.

Method 4: Disable All Extensions and Plugins

Disabling all extensions and plugins will fix the “Twitch black screen” issue. The steps to remove Chrome extensions are very simple. If you don't know how to remove extensions from Chrome, try the steps below:

Step 1: Open Chrome, click the three dots on the upper right corner of the window and then choose More tools from the pop-up window.

Step 2: Then select Extensions from a list of options.

Step 3: Scroll down to find the extension and click the Remove button of the extension. Then, remove them one by one.

Then the Chrome extension should be successfully removed and the “Twitch stream black screen” issue should be fixed.

Method 5: Enable TLS

If TLS is disabled, Twitch will not stream in the browser. To enable TLS for your browser, follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open Control Panel and click the Internet Options part.

Step 2: Select the Advanced tab and check all TLS options and then press OK to enable TLS.

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Maybe you are interested in this post - What Is TLS and How to Enable It on Windows Server. Besides, you can also try updating, reinstalling or resetting your Google Chrome to fix the “Twitch showing black screen” error.

The End

To sum up, this post introduced 5 feasible methods to fix the “Twitch black screen” issue. If you encounter the same error, you can refer to this post. Besides, if you have better methods to fix the error, you can share it in the comment zone.

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