How to Fix Twitch Purple Screen? 5+ Quick and Easy Tricks

Lindsay Hayes

If you're dealing with a purple Twitch screen, you might have some kind of glitch on your hands. It can pop up if you have more than one tab open. These other websites might be interfering with what you're watching, so close them and try again.

Also, your Adblocker might be the culprit. Disable it, and then check whether the Twitch purple screen is still there. I've touched on what you can do later.

If you're a newbie, I can understand how intimidating the Twitch purple screen error can be. The first time it popped up for me, I was scared and thought I was dealing with something major. But it almost always pops up for minor issues, like the tab issue that I mentioned earlier.

So, if you want to know how to fix Twitch purple screen, I've touched on all the fixes that I mentioned, and everything else that you can try too.


How Do I Get Rid of the Purple Screen On Twitch?

There are a few ways to get rid of the Twitch purple screen error, and I've run through them below.

Twitch Error Screen on the Gaming PC

Solution 1: Close Twitch Tabs

The purple screen of death can appear if you have a bunch of tabs open while on stream. This all comes down to another website interfering with what you're watching. So, my first solution would be to close these tabs and only keep Twitch open.

Solution 2: Use Incognito Mode

I've heard of users being able to work around the Twitch purple screen by watching streams on incognito mode. Definitely give it a try, and move on to my other fixes if the purple screen of death doesn't go away.

Solution 3: Restart Computer

You might be able to fix the problem by restarting your computer. This can clear up any minor bug or glitch that's causing Twitch to act up. Also, if it's a system glitch that's responsible, you probably already know cause you'll be facing all kinds of other problems.

While on the topic of system problems, it wouldn't hurt to try and update your OS. If it's a system bug that's causing the purple screen of death, this should help. Check these guides out to find out what to do on Windows and MacOS.

Solution 4: Change Your Web Browser

Sometimes, browser issues can cause a purple screen. This usually is due to some kind of stubborn software problem. You can try ditching your browser for another one. There are a bunch of different options out there, so it's completely up to you. You just go to the new browser's site, and then click on the Download button to get a hold of it.

Solution 5: Reinstall Your Browser

If you're up for it, you can also try uninstalling and then reinstalling your browser. This can potentially get rid of any stubborn software problem on it, and clear the purple screen.

Here's how you can uninstall Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or any other third-party browser on Windows:

Here's how you can uninstall on Mac:

Once done, launch your default browser (Microsoft Edge or Safari), and then go to the Chrome, Firefox, or Opera sites and re-download them. When you launch specific Twitch channels now, the purple screen should be gone.

Man with the Headphones Running a Live Gaming Stream

Solution 6: Get a New Adblocker

While blocking Twitch ads, your ad block extension might be acting up and causing the purple screen. I'd recommend switching to another ad-blocker.

Here's how you can disable an ad-blocker browser extension on Google Chrome:

Here's what you do on Mozilla Firefox:

Here's what you do on Opera:

uBlock Origin extension is one of the most popular ad blockers out there. If you're not already using it, I'd recommend trying it out. All you have to do is go to the uBlock Origin website, download it, and then open Twitch, and wait for it to work its magic.

If switching to another ad-blocker didn't work, then it might be time to watch Twitch without ads. But to worry - there are 2 tricks that can still help you have an ad-free experience. I've touched on them below.

1. Watch Same Stream on VOD

Twitch's Video on Demand (VOD) feature lets you watch the same stream after it has aired. When you use it, you don't have to worry about ads, as the stream isn't live anymore.

However, if you like interacting with other viewers in the chat, you won't be able to do this while on VOD.

Here's how you use it:

2. Use a VPN

Instead of using video on demand, you can use a VPN to skip to a region that doesn't have ads. Yes, you heard that right, some countries like Costa Rica, Russia, and Ukraine don't have Twitch ads.

There are a couple of VPNs out there, but I'd recommend using a good option like NordVPN.

Here's how you use it:

Woman Connecting to VPN

Solution 7: Use the Twitch app

Lastly, I'd recommend using the Twitch app on your phone, or even an alternate player. Also, if you have multiple devices, you can try watching live streams on another computer. This should let you avoid what's causing the issue but still access Twitch channels.

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Final Thoughts

If you keep getting stuck with the Twitch purple screen of death, you might be having trouble with your ad blocker. Try and use another, like uBlock Origin and see whether this gets rid of the purple screen on Twitch.

Instead of some kind of ad-block issue, you might be dealing with the purple screen of death because of a glitch on your browser. You may have a bunch of different tabs open that are interfering with the stream. So, close them and see whether the purple screen appears still.

Hopefully you found all of the points that were run through useful, and are able to access Twitch channels without the purple screen now.

Lindsay Hayes

Hi, I’m Lindsay, a techie from Kansas City. That’s right; I’m a born and bred Midwesterner. I learned to take electronics apart at my dad’s GameStop way back when, and I haven’t stopped since. I spend most of my time checking out new gadgets.
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