FIXED: Twitch 5000 Content Not Available Error [5 Easy Solutions]

Lindsay Hayes

If you're dealing with Twitch error 5000, your browser's cache has most likely become corrupt. Fixing this is easy, as all you do is clear your cache and cookies.

Or else, your extensions may be faulty. Try enabling and then disabling them.

I haven't faced the error message in a while, but it used to pop up on the computer that I owned. I figured that the problem was due to faulty browser extensions and disabled them to fix the Twitch error code.

I not only showed you how to do this, but all the other solutions you can try.


How Do You Fix Twitch 5000 Content Not Available Error?

There are many fixes to try, and they include:

Twitch 5000 Error Code

Solution 1: Reconnect to the Internet

The problem might be due to your internet connection being poor. All you have to do is move closer to your router, or disconnect and reconnect back to it.

You can check whether your internet is the cause of the issue by connecting other devices to it, then see if you can watch videos on Twitch.

Enabling and disabling Airplane Mode would be a pro-tip that you can try. Your connection would be cleared. This might get rid of glitches that are stopping you from having a proper WiFi connection.

Solution 2: Disabling Extensions

As mentioned, I was able to fix Twitch error code 5000 by disabling extensions. Some of them ended up being faulty.

Disable each of your extensions one by one, then check your Twitch live stream. You'll know you have an extension problem if you're not stuck with a blank screen when one of them is disabled.

On Google Chrome:

On Mozilla Firefox:

On Opera browser:

Solution 3: Clear Browsing Data

Your browser may not be able to open Twitch because its cache and cookies have become corrupt. You won't be able to load other sites too if this is what you're dealing with.

Once again, the process to follow will differ depending on your web browser.

On Chrome:

On Mozilla Firefox:

On the Opera Browser:

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Solution 4: Flush the DNS Cache

Your DNS settings are what connects your IP to specific websites. If the above fixes didn't work, your computer's DNS settings may be faulty.

To fix this:

  1. Click on the Search bar at the bottom of your screen
  2. Type in Command Prompt and press Enter
  3. Right click on the Command Prompt icon
  4. Select Run as Administrator button
  5. Wait for a special command prompt window to open
  6. Type in ipconfig/flushdns into the menu
  7. Wait for your DNS cache to be reinitialized
  8. Launch your browser again and load up Twitch. You should have no trouble watching videos now

Solution 5: Contact the Twitch Team

Lastly, you can try contacting the Twitch team. The error might be due to a bug that they haven't released a patch for yet.

You can either contact them directly through their support channel, or through their social media pages.

What Do You Do if the Above Fixes Didn't Work?

If the problem persists, you can switch to a different browser. As discussed, a lot of browser problems can cause the issue, so changing browser might help if you're not able to clear the problem.


Answered below are some popular questions.

Why Does Twitch Keep Saying Error?

Whether you're dealing with Twitch error 5000 or some other error, there are many reasons why you may be stuck in this situation. Usually, it's your internet that's the culprit. I recommend that you disconnect and reconnect back to it.

You can also enable and disable Airplane Mode. This will halt your cellular connection which would get rid of bugs and glitches that are not letting you establish a proper connection.

You might also be dealing with other errors as your browser history is corrupt. See if clearing it will help.

Lastly, the Twitch app might just be acting up. You should contact the app team and tell them about what you're facing. They might be dealing with a bug that they have not realized yet. You can expect a patch soon.

How Do I fix Twitch Video Not Loading?

This is an annoying issue that even I've faced before. You videos may not load because once again, you don't have a good connection.

The only way around this would be to move closer to your router, or disconnect and reconnect to it.

In case you have another wireless network, like a mobile hotspot, connecting to it might help.

Apart from this, the problem could be due to a glitch. Twitch has a special settings menu that you can go to report this type of issue.

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Final Thoughts

There are many ways to fix Twitch Error 5000. Sometimes, you may be dealing with a faulty internet connection. All you have to do to get your Twitch stream back is move closer to your router or disconnect and reconnect to the internet.

You can tell that your internet is acting up if your loading times aren't that good. Many users complain about this causing the Twitch error code 5000. The DNS issue I mentioned earlier could also be the culprit.

As mentioned, I was able to fix Twitch Error 5000 by disabling all the extensions, then re-enabling them one by one and checking if Twitch error 5000 content not available was still popping up.

Hopefully you found all the points discussed useful and are able to watch content again.

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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