[FIXED] Twitch is Just a Black Screen: 8 Easy Solutions

Lindsay Hayes

If Twitch is stuck on a black screen, you might be dealing with a faulty browser extension or corrupted cache data. Disabling your extensions, and clearing your browsing data can help.

Although I haven't faced the Twitch black screen problem in a while, it popped up on my old computer. I figured that this was due to a bad cache. Here are some solutions you can try.


How Do You Fix Twitch is Just a Black Screen Issue?

There are a couple of ways to fix the Twitch black screen error, but before we get started, make sure that Twitch's servers are not down. Visit their system status page for more information.

With that out of the way, here are some fixes to try:

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Solution 1: Get a Better Internet Connection (Network Issues)

The black screen problem might be due to having a bad internet connection. You may not have a strong signal, so move closer to your router and see if it helps.

In case you're dealing with stubborn router issues, restarting your network router, or connecting to another wireless network will help.

Solution 2: Restart Your Computer

You could be dealing with a system glitch. To fix this, all you have to do is reboot your computer.

Just press the Windows button, then click the Power button, and select Restart.

Solution 3: Disable Your Browser Extensions

Twitch may be stuck on a black screen due to faulty browser extensions. If you have multiple extensions running, you may not be able to figure out which one is broken.

Disable each of them one by one, then check Twitch each time.

To disable an extension on Google Chrome:

On Mozilla Firefox:

On the Opera browser:

Solution 4: Update Graphics Drivers

The black screen issue could pop up due to your graphic drivers being outdated. There are 2 ways to update them. You could use a third-party tool like the Avast Updater.

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Solution 5: Clear Internet Browser Cache and Cookies

Sites like Twitch won't work properly if your cache is corrupt. Your cache is a database of all the files your browser uses to display a website, so this is no surprise.

To clear your cache on the Google Chrome browser:

On Mozilla Firefox:

On Opera:

Solution 6: Disable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration is important when it comes to software rendering. However, it may clash with your browser modules. This will not only cause the Twitch black screen error but other problems too.

To fix this on Chrome:

On Mozilla Firefox:

On Opera:

Solution 7: Change DNS Settings [Faulty DNS Address]

The DNS server's configurations may be faulty. To work around this, you can switch to Google's DNS settings server.

Solution 8: Reset Network Configurations

Your network configurations may be wrong. This could stop Twitch from connecting to streaming servers. Just reset your network.

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Final Thoughts

There are many ways to fix the Twitch black screen problem. If it's a network issue, you can disconnect and reconnect to your internet, or simply connect to another network.

It could also be due to your browser cache being corrupt, your Domain Name System acting up, or a server issue.

Hopefully, you found all the points mentioned useful, and are able to watch your favorite Twitch stream 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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