How to Block Ads on Twitch without Using an Ad Blocker?
Who likes Ads? If you ask me it’s the last thing I want to see when I am watching a stream.
They say ads are a great source of earning for businesses. However, truth be told, they aren’t. Most ads are for baby boomers. Take a look at Facebook, the only social platform baby boomers use.
Many people have claimed on Reddit that they have stopped watching videos on social media platforms just because of these ads appearing everywhere in every video that they watch online.
Twitch is one of the largest online game streaming app which is massively used by online players from around the world. It helps educate individuals on how to play various games of their likings.
Not only is it a great platform for online gaming, but players streaming on Twitch are able to create a loyal fan following by offering free giveaways and amazing discount offers. They say advertising is an interesting way for streamers to earn. Actually, streamers have no particular control for ads on Twitch.
Streamers Do Not Own the Right to Decide What is Shown on Twitch
When it comes to Twitch, streamers have no control over what is shown to the consumers on their streaming channels. Previously, it could’ve been anything; from crappy game ads to movies to political candidates asking users to vote for them. It got out of hands and a real annoyance for daily viewers.
Things really turned an odd way for Twitch streamers when they started seeing ads for on-site events and other Twitch creators on the platform. The official team got some serious backlash for this.
As a result, during the month of January, Twitch released an announcement stating that they will no longer run advertisements promoting on-site events or other streamers across the platform.
Despite all the widespread criticism faced by the streamers who were part of the advertising campaign, some of them came out and expressed how such campaigns benefit the whole industry.
Here is Pokimane, one of the streamers expressing her happiness on the exposure brought by the ad.
However, at the same time, many creators feared that such advertising campaigns powered by Twitch can really draw the viewers away from their channels. Here’s what Sam “Strippin” Thorne has to say:
That sounds a bit harsh but what incentive do streamers have to run ads when Twitch tells their audience to go watch someone else?
Also, Streamers Make Almost Nothing with Ads
Now, I am not speaking my mind out here, but while I was doing my research, I came to this website called the PoopButt101. I learned that most Twitch streamers almost make too little by running ads.
Here is a snippet from the user’s Live Views for the month of February.
As you can see, the user easily falls into the 10k category.
Here is how much the user is earning through running different campaigns on the Twitch.
Do you see how less the user makes from running ads on his Twitch channel? Only $7.12. That’s a relatively bad bargain a user has got himself into, because every time a visitor visits, he/she is forced to watch an ad worth 30 seconds. Surprisingly, an average individual takes only 5 seconds to switch.
Another great way how Twitch users make a good viewership is by asking people for donations. The more the people donate, the more they are able to contribute to a cause and do something amazing.
Now when someone visits a streaming video where you are asking for let’s say, a $5 donation. The first thing that comes to their mind is, “Oh, this guy is already earning money from running ads.”
In fact, streamers nowadays earn through donations and ads are simply discouraging that option.
How Should One Remove Twitch Ads Permanently?
We have now concluded that Ads can be a real nuisance for both, the viewers as well as streamers.
Previously, people were considering good ad blockers to stop ads from trashing their experience. But, recently, Twitch has worked up its algorithm which can easily evade the bypasses of ad blockers.
It is using the circumvention software to subvert ad blockers.
If you want to stop ads from appearing in your Twitch videos, here’s what y’all need to do.
Method # 1
If you are using Google Chrome as a browser, make sure to visit chrome://flags/#network-service and then disable it. This will stop ads from appearing on your Twitch stream constantly troubling you.
Method # 2
Another way to avoid ads from appearing on your Twitch channel is to switch your Twitch desktop version to a mobile version. You can add an extension called the User-Agent switcher to the browser.
You can easily find the extension for this app on your browser extension store.
If the official website doesn’t work, activate the browsec extension for a private IP address in Chrome.
Also, make sure to add ublock origin or umatrix extensions to your browser for ad blocking.
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