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[SOLVED] Twitch 2000 network error

Running into “2000: network error” on Twitch? Although it’s quite frustrating when you’re about to watch a live streaming on Twitch, you’re definitely not the only one that encounter this issue. Compared to some other errors on Twitch, this has affected good chunk of Twitch users.

The good news is, you can fix this issue quickly and easily after rading this article!

Possible causes of Twitch 2000: network error

According to the feedback from other Twitch users, the following factors would cause Twitch 2000: network error:

  • Insecure or unstable network connection
  • Ad blockers and extensions on your browser
  • Third-party Antivirus software
  • Twitch server issue
  • ….

After we knew the possible causes of this issue, let’s start troubleshooting!

Try these fixes

Here’s a list of fixes that have resolved the “2000: Network error” on Twitch. You don’t have to try them all. Just work your way through the list until you find the one that does the trick for you.

  1. Reboot your network
  2. Watch Twitch TV in incognito / private window
  3. Disable ad blockers and extensions
  4. Clear browser cache and cookies
  5. Temporarily disable the third-party antivirus software
  6. Visit Twitch site on another browser
  7. Try using a VPN

Fix 1: Reboot your network

Rebooting your network should be the frist option to try when your PC runs into network connection issues. By rebooting your network, your Internet connection may be back to normal. So, try this fix to see if you can resolve this issue:

  1. Unplug your modem (and your wireless router, if it’s a separate device) from power for 60 seconds.
  2. Plug in your network devices again and wait until the indicator lights are back to its normal state.
  3. Visit the Twitch site to see if this issue persists.

If the Twitch 2000: network error reappears, try the next fix, below.

Fix 2: Watch Twitch TV in the incognito / private window

Many Twitch users reported that this issue disappeared after they open the Twitch site in the incognito / private window. If you didn’t try this fix, just give it a shot. Here is how to do it:

  1. Launch your web browser and open a new incognito / private window:

    Tips: if you’re using Chrome or Edge, after you launched Chrome / Edge, use the keyboard combination “Ctrl + Shift + N” to open a new incognito / private window; for Firefox users, use the keyboard combination “Ctrl + Shift + P” instead.
  2. Visit the Twitch site and want a live steaming or a video clip to see if this issue persists.

If this issue reappears in the incognito / private window, try the next fix to disable the ad blockers and extensions.

Fix 3: Disable ad-blocker add-ons and extensions

If you’ve enabled ad blockers and extensions when watching the live streaming on Twitch, it may cause the Twitch 2000: network error. As a live stream platform, Twitch would definitely take measures to prevent users from being able to block the ads.

So, if you’re using some ad blocker add-ons or privacy and security extensions like Ghostery (many Twitch users reported that Ghostery may trigger this error), you should try disabling such add-ons and extensions on your broswer.

To disable extensions on Chrome:

  1. Launch Chrome and go to Menu > More tools > Extensions.
  2. Turn off the toggle next to those ad-blockers and extensions to disable them.

To disable add-ons on Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox and go to Menu > Add-ons.
  2. Turn off the toggle next to those ad-blockers and extensions to disable them.

To disable extensions on Edge:

  1. Launch Edge and go to Menu > Extensions.
  2. Turn off the toggle next to those ad-blockers and extensions to disable them.

If you can watch live streaming or on-demand videos on Twitch after you disabled those ad-blockers, congratulations! You’ve fixed this network error. If not, try the next fix, below.

Fix 4: Clear browser cache and cookies

Browser cache and cookies can also be the culprit that causes the Twitch 2000: network error. Some Twitch users said they resolved this issue by clearing browser cache and cookies. So, if you haven’t clear browser cache and cookie for a long time, you should give this fix a try.

To clear cache and cookies on Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Click Privacy and security on the left panel, then click Clear browsing data.
  3. Check the boxes next to Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files, then click Clear data.

To clear cache and cookies on Firefox:

  1. Launch Firefox and go to Menu > Options.
  2. Click Privacy & Security on the left panel, scroll down to locate the Cookies and Site Data section. Then click Clear Data….
    clear cache & cookies firefox
  3. Click Clear to clear all cookies & site data and cached web content.

To clear cache and cookies on Edge:

  1. Launch Edge and go to Menu > Settings.
  2. Click Privacy, search, and services from the left panel. Under Clear browsing data section, click Choose what to clear.
    Clear browsing data edge
  3. Make sure you only checked the boxes next to Cookies and other site data and Cached images and files.

See if you can watch the live streaming on Twitch. If not, read on and try the next fix below.

Fix 5: Temporarily disable the third-party antivirus software

Just like those ad-blockers and extensions on your web browser, the third-party antivirus software may also interfere with the Twitch site and even cause the Twitch 2000 network error.

If you’ve installed any third-party antivirus software on your PC, try disabling it temporarily. Then watch a live streaming on Twitch to see if this issue persists.

If this issue got fixed after you disabled the third-party antivirus software, it suggests the antivirus software was the cause of this issue. Then you may need to add the URL of the Twitch site (https://www.twitch.tv/) to the exception site (URL) list of that antivirus software.

Fix 6: Visit Twitch site on another browser

If you have more than one web browsers on your PC, try visiting Twitch site on another browser. Some Twtich users reported that after swtiching their browser from Chrome to Firefox, they got rid of the Twitch 2000 network issue.

Fix 7: Try using a VPN

As we mentioned above, insecure network connection would also trigger the Twitch 2000 network issue. If none of the fixes above works for you, try using a VPN to secure your network connection and then visit the Twitch site again to see if you can watch the live streaming on Twitch.

We don’t recommend using those “free” VPNs, as free things always come with a price. If you don’t know which VPN to use, here we recommend NordVPN.
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Hopefully, you fixed this issue after reading this article! If you have any questions or suggestions on this issue, feel free to leave us a comment below. Thanks for reading!

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