Twitch is the popular streaming service used by gamers and broadcasters. Twitch buffering problems can arise randomly even with people with a high-speed internet connection. This buffering problem makes the whole Twitch website unusable.
If you also facing buffering while using other streaming services then you need to check your internet connection. If Twitch is the only website that keeps buffering, then you’re in the right place. In this article, we’ve compiled several methods to solve twitch keep buffering and other streaming related issues.
- 1 Reasons For Twitch Buffering:-
- 2 How To Solve The Twitch Buffering Problem:-
- 3 Conclusion:-
Reasons For Twitch Buffering:-
Buffering is a frustrating problem while using Twitch. Here is the list of common reasons why Twitch keeps buffering.
- Sometimes Twitch is down to due to its server problem. You can follow the Twitch Twitter account so get stay updated with official news.
- The device you use to see Twitch can also cause buffering problems. Because of the low hardware configuration or maybe some software conflict.
- An unstable internet connection can also cause the buffering problem.
How To Solve The Twitch Buffering Problem:-
Here are the common solutions to solve your problem, go through these solutions one by one.
Solution: 1- Make Changes In Browser:-
Twitch buffering problem arises when a browser meets with problems. You can try another browser to check whether the problem persists or gets solved. If the problem gets solved while using another browser then needed to make some changes into your primary browser. But still, the issue persists then moves to another solution.
Here is some suggestion you can do with the browser:-
1. Disable Hardware Acceleration:-
The hardware acceleration feature helps to improve the browsing experience by utilizing GPU to process the data. But sometimes hardware acceleration can also cause the buffering problem. Go through the below stated steps, to disable hardware acceleration.
- Tap on the three-dot icon and select Settings.
- Click on the Advanced and choose System.
- Unselect Use hardware acceleration when available” option to disable the hardware acceleration feature.
2. Clear Browser Data:-
With the continuous use of the browser, a lot of data got stored. This browsing data may be a possible reason for Twitch buffering issue. To fix this, you need to delete browsing data from time to time. Here is how to clear browsing data:-
- Tap on the three-dot icon and head to More tools and click on Clear browsing data.
- Change the Time range to All-Time and select Cookies and site data along with the Cached images and files.
- Click the Clear button to remove browsing data.
3. Disable Browser Extension:-
Extensions added to the browser might be a possible reason for Twitch buffering issue. Disabling the browser extension can solve your issue. You can disable the active browser extension one by one to know which extension is causing the problem.
Solution: 2- Modify The DNS Server:-
If even after making the changes in the browser setting still, the buffering problem remains the same, then maybe your faulty DNS server is not accepted by the Twitch server. To fix this issue, try Google’s Public DNS.
- Right-click on the Network icon available in the Taskbar. And tap on Open Network and Internet setting.
- Choose the Networking section and select IP Version 4. And tap on Properties. Use the DNS server shown in the subsequent image.
Solution: 3- Disable Proxy Or VPN:-
Many users use proxy or VPN server to protect their privacy online. But the VPN server can bother you by causing the Twitch buffering issue. So it would be better to turn off the proxy. Simply disable the proxy server and go to the Setting> Network & Internet and choose Proxy. Disable all the showing in the panel.
Solution: 4- Block The Specific IP Range:-
Many users report that they have able to solve the Twitch keeps buffering problem simply by blocking the specific IP range in the firewall. It seems to be a little bit complicated but the following steps will help you to make it simple.
- Go to the Windows Defender Firewall. You can do this by pressing the Windows+S, and enter Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security.
- Click on the Scope screen and find out the IP address in Which remote IP address does this rule apply to? and tap on Add.
- Add the following IP address:-
- From: 126.96.36.199
- To: 188.8.131.52
- In the action window, select Block the connection. And try clicking on the Next to complete the process. When firewall configuration got completed, require to restart the computer to start using Twitch.
I hope this article helps you to get rid of the Twitch buffering problem. If yes then please let us know, which method helps you to fix this.
Even after going through these solutions if the buffering problems still exist then I suggest you connect with the Twitch support team.