How to Block Ads on Twitch in 2022


Twitch is serving more ads on its platform than ever before so its no wonder users want to learn how to get no ads on Twitch, The good news is, that it is possible to block ads on twitch and improve your viewing experience.

The best way to block Ads on Twitch is to subscribe to the Twitch channel while also using one of the following; Ad-blocking software, VPN, or Twitch Turbo. These methods are the most reliable way of reducing the number of Ads on Twitch.

There are a few different methods that allow you to avoid seeing Ads on Twitch;

how to get no ads on twitch

  • Subscribing to Twitch Channel
  • Subscribing to Twitch Turbo
  • Ad-blocking software
  • Using a VPN

We have tested all these methods to see which is the best to consistently reduce the number of Ads on Twitch, some of the methods are free, however, the most reliable methods will cost money.

Let’s go through the methods in more detail.

How to block Ads on Twitch by subscribing to their channel.

Blocking Ads on Twitch by subscribing to the Twitch channel is the most reliable way to stop seeing Ads while watching a specific channel, however, you will still see Ads when browsing Twitch or watching other channels.

Subscribing to a Twitch channel will directly support the Streamer and allow them to provide more content for you to watch, so it’s a win-win.

Twitch subscriptions cost $4.99 for a Tier One Sub or are free for Amazon Prime customers by using a Prime Gaming Sub.

Learn more about Twitch Subscriptions.

How to block Ads on Twitch using Twitch Turbo

Twitch recently introduced the Twitch Turbo subscription which offers users some additional features which work across the whole of Twitch.

Twitch Turbo costs $8.99 / month which is cheaper than subscribing to two different Twitch streamers.

The additional features included with a Twitch Turbo subscription are;

  • Ad-Free Viewing (with limited exceptions)
  • Chat Badge
  • Expanded Emote Set
  • Custom Chat Username Colors
  • Extended Broadcast Storage
Block ads on Twitch using Twitch Turbo Features

Does Twitch turbo support streamers?

The revenue for Twitch Turbo subscriptions is paid directly to Twitch and doesn’t support a Streamer like subscribing to a Twitch channel does, however, streamers still receive revenue on Ads that Twitch Turbo subscribers would have seen, thus, no reducing their Ads revenue.

Learn more about Twitch Turbo.

How to block Ads on Twitch using Ad-blocking software

Using Ad Blocking software to block Ads on Twitch does work, however, there can be reliability issues when Twitch updates its site, which causes the software to stop working until its also updated.

It’s also possible that the Ad blocking software is unable to detect the Ads running which will mean you will still see the Ads running.

There are a few different options that we have tried and all seem to work the same

We have tested the different Ad blocking software and found that they all generally work as well as each other, and the free versions are good enough most of the time.

NamePriceDevice / BrowserNotes
uBlock OriginFreeChrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera.Free and Open Source.
AdblockFreeChrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Android, iOS.This is the most popular Ad blocking software.
Adblock PlusPaidChrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Android, iOS.No fixed price, You pay what you can afford.
AdGuardFreeWindows, Mac, Android, IOS.This is a standalone application.
AdGuard Premium$2.49+ VAT per monthWindows, Mac, Android, IOS.Billed annually

How to block Ads on Twitch using a VPN

Using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) is another good option for blocking Ads on Twitch. The VPN allows you to change your IP Address to make Twitch think you are in a different country.

The idea of using a VPN is to change your IP Address to a country that has little to no Ads being served by Twitch.

Non-English speaking countries appear to work best for this, however, it’s always best to test out different countries to see what’s working.

One advantage to using a VPN is that you can also use it for other platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, this would allow you to watch material only available in a different country.

There is one drawback to using a VPN, which is that it can slow down your internet speed and in some cases make the video buffer, so again it’s best you test these to see what works best for you.

We have done some testing and found that the following countries appear to have very little to no Ads being served.

  • Russia
  • Israel
  • Ukraine
  • Other non-English speaking countries

There are a few different VPN services that we have tested that provide decent speeds and a good selection of countries.

Although there are some free VPN services available, we have found none of those worked reliably, so the only real option would be to pay for a premium VPN.

VPNPriceCountriesCompatibility
Windscribe$9 / month63+ countriesWindows, Mac, Android, IOS, Linux & more.
NordVPN$11 / month60+ countriesWindows, Mac, Android, IOS, Linux & more.
ExpressVPN$12.95 / month94 countriesWindows, Mac, Android, IOS, Linux & more.

Conclusion

Using a combination of the outlined methods is the best way to block Ads on Twitch.

Subscribing to a Twitch channel is the best way to avoid seeing Ads while still supporting the streamer, and the addition of using Twitch Turbo, Ad-blocking software, or a VPN will help reduce the number of Ads to a bare minimum.

Did you find the methods listed in this article helpful? Is there anything we can improve? Let us know!

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