Twitch is a well-known streaming service used by the most popular gamers and viewers. One of the most common issues Twitch users face is “twitch error 3000”.
This issue can occur due to various reasons and can be difficult to solve.
Numbers of viewers reported this problem and really get frustrated with this error message while watching the stream.
Recently there was a network issue on twitch with several errors which was due to the Twitch outage. In this guide, we will discuss the major cause of error 3000 in twitch and how you can quickly fix it.
What is Twitch Network Error 3000
This error message arises when a user tries to connect to Twitch, but the connection timeouts and cannot be established between Twitch and the internet.
So basically the browser fails to decode the video from twitch and so results in an error of
Error 3000 mostly occurs on the Google Chrome browser and sometimes also on other browsers like Mozilla Firefox.
You may get a black screen with a buffering icon moving while opening the twitch stream,
What Causes Twitch Error 3000
Twitch error mainly occurs on the browser when the user wishes to enjoy streaming on the Twitch website.
Many viewers have a question why does twitch keep saying network error. A few major causes that this error occurs are
- Browser Cache, Cookies and Data
- Browser Extension
- Chrome Hardware Acceleration
- Blocked Third Party Cookies
- Corrupted IP
Few of them also become a cause for twitch network error 2000. Let’s have a look at how to fix this error with the complete list of solutions.
How to Fix Twitch Error 3000
Below are the fixes for the Chrome browser and in case you have this issue on another browser like Firefox then skip below to the firefox solution.
Solution 1 – Clear Browser Cache, Cookies and Reset Browser
Cache and Cookies are useful stuff but most of the time they also become the cause of such errors.
Follow the below steps to clear the cache, cookies, and all temporary data on your Chrome browser.
- Open Google Chrome, click on the 3 dots at the very right-hand top and choose Settings.
- From the left-hand menu click on Privacy and security and then click on “Clear browsing data”.
- Click on the Advanced tab and set the time range to All time.
- Uncheck the box of Password and Autofill form data. Rest make sure all the boxes are checked and then click on Clear data.
This may take some time to clear the data depending on the storage. Wait until it’s been done and then Reset your browser as well by following the below steps.
- From the chrome settings on the left-hand side click on Advanced and then on Reset and Clean up.
- Click on Restore settings to their original defaults and then on Reset settings.
Now restart your browser and then open twitch again to check if the problem is fixed. I am pretty sure this first step will surely fix the problem and if not then move to the next step.
Solution 2 – Allow Third-Party Cookies
The website asks you to allow cookies so that the next time it can load quickly on your browser with a little information that basically increases user experience.
- Open the twitch website and then click on the lock icon at the left-hand top in the web address box.
- Choose the option Cookies and then click on the Blocked tab.
- Now here make sure twitch is not on the block list. If yes then click on it and then click on Allow.
Once done restart your browser and I am sure the error of 3000 on twitch will be resolved.
Solution 3 – Disable Browser Extension
Extensions like Adblocker and VPN are made to enhance browser features and user experience but sometimes they even cause issues with the browser.
Many users have reported that they had twitch network error 3000 because of the Adblocker extension.
Once they disabled the extension and restarted the browser, the issue was resolved. Now in your case, it can be adblocker or any other extension, so just try disabling all the extensions.
- Open Google Chrome and then click on the 3 dots at the right-hand top to bring up the options.
- Hover up to More tools and then click on Extensions.
- Now here you will see all the installed extensions on your browser. Remove extensions that you need or you don’t identify as this will also increase the browser performance.
- Rest disable all other extensions and then open the twitch website. If the issue seems to be fixed then the problem was with the extension.
You can enable the extension again one by one to find out which extension was creating the problem.
Solution 4 – Disable Hardware Acceleration
Google Chrome hardware acceleration is basically meant to use device GPU to handle intensive tasks like games and flash. But sometimes they can also create issues if enough GPU is not available or in the case of low-end PC.
So try disabling hardware acceleration on the Chrome browser and check if this resolves the 3000 error on twitch.
- Open your Google Chrome browser, click on the 3 dots at the right-hand top and choose Settings.
- From the left-hand menu click on Advanced and then on System.
- Now here you will see “Use hardware acceleration when available”. If this is toggled on with blue color then click on it again to toggle off and make it grey.
Once done restart your browser and open the twitch website again to check if this resolved the issue on twitch.
Solution 5 – Update Google Chrome
An outdated Google Chrome browser can also such issues due to outdated browser or bug. Updating your apps and browser is always a good decision.
- Open the Google Chrome browser, click on the 3 dots at the right-hand top, hover up to Help, and choose About Google Chrome.
- Once you come to this page Chrome will automatically start updating the browser if the updates are available.
- You can also click on “Check for updates” to find the updates.
Once updated restart your browser and check if the issue is resolved.
Solution 6 – Flush DNS settings
I am not sure but as this error 3000 occurs due to a network where the browser fails to connect to twitch, I would recommend flushing your DNS.
- On Windows PC, type CMD in the search box and choose Run as Administrator.
- Command prompt black window will now be up. Type ipconfig /flushdns and hit the enter key.
- Now type another command netsh winsock reset and hit the enter key again to reset the network settings.
Now restart your PC and router as well. Once restarted check back again if the issue is resolved. Additionally, you can also contact your ISP provider for help. Type your internet service name on the internet like Mediacom customer service.
How do I fix Twitch Error 3000 on Firefox?
Many users complained that they have this twitch black constantly buffering screen with 3000 errors on their Firefox browser.
Clearing browser cache and cookies are the best fixes that you can apply to get rid of this error.
Caches and cookies can cause issues not only on the Google Chrome browser but also on Firefox.
Follow the below steps to clear cache and cookies on Firefox.
- Open the Firefox browser, click on ≡ the hamburger icon at the right-hand top and choose Settings.
- From the left-hand menu click on Privacy & Security.
- Scroll down to Cookies and Site Data and then click on Clear Data.
Make sure Cookies & Site Data and Cached web content boxes are checked, now click on Clear.
Once done restart the browser and check if the issue is resolved.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you are getting twitch error 3000 on only 1 stream then try changing the resolution of that stream from higher to lower.
Switch from 1080p60 to 720p or from 720p to 480p.
Apart from this, you can also try clearing your browser cache and cookies.
Yes, if you are connected with a VPN and trying to connect to any twitch stream then you may have issues and you may get an error message “Twitch your browser encountered an error while decoding”.
Disconnect the VPN, restart the browser and your issue will be resolved.
Twitch network issues are mostly because of network, browser issues, and twitch video resolution.
This is the reason twitch keeps saying network error as the network may fluctuate giving poor connection and browser cache needs to be cleared regularly.
As discussed above this twitch error 3000 mostly occurs on the Chrome browser. So for an instant fix, you can try opening twitch stream in Incognito mode or from a different browser.
If you want to continue from the Chrome browser only then apply all the above solutions on your windows PC.
Finally, keep in mind your poor-performing PC can also cause such issues. Keep optimizing your PC at least every month for the best performance.
Let me know in the comment if you still have the problem or if you have any other suggestions.
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