Twitch has slowly found it to be a niche with live streaming and video on demand, where dozens of millions of daily viewers are accumulating. Twitch.tv is also a reliable service and errors are quite rare. Sometimes, however, there are problems, such as the network error that bears the 2000 code. This was a widespread problem compared to some other errors and affected a good chunk of users.
We have provided some steps to address this below so be sure to follow them.
How to fix the network error 2000 on Twitch
1: Refresh the stream
Let’s begin with the simplest. This could be caused by something on your side, but it’s not a rule. The mildest stall or discrepancy in the stream can sometimes cause a “2000” network error. Refresh the stream several times until the error has disappeared.
If the error is still present, on the other hand, we suggest following the following steps.
2: Check the connection
The next step we recommend is for your network. If you can navigate the internet without any problems and the problem only appears when you stream Twitch content, only temporarily disable VPN or Proxy. On the other hand, if you generally have global problems with the network, you can try some troubleshooting steps.
Here are some steps to help you solve network problems:
- Restart your router and PC.
- Disable VPN or Proxy temporary
- Flush DNS
- Run Troubleshoot Connection from the Troubleshoot menu.
3: Disable a third-party antivirus temporarily
Some users find that some antivirus solutions offered by web-based protection were the cause of the problem. They solved the error by disabling the client options module and Twitch started working again. Since there are so many different antivirus suits, however, we cannot be sure which exact part blocked the stream and invoked the above error.
For this reason, we suggest you temporarily disable your antivirus. Of course, we can’t suggest going on for a longer period without valid protection. However, you will have at least an insight into whether the antivirus causes the “2000” error or something else.
4: Clear browser’s cache
Another viable solution is to clear the cache of the browser. All browsers tend to store a lot of data, including cookies and versions of the cached website. This is a necessary evil, of course, because essentially all sites collect your data (including Twitch) and the browser itself collects everything to speed up the loading process. They tend to do the opposite, however, and slow down the connection or even disrupt it completely.
Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
- To open the “Clear browsing data” menu, press Shift + Ctrl + Delete.
- Select “All time” as the time range.
- Focus on removing’ Cookies,” Cached Images and Files,’ and other data from the site.
- Click on the Clear Data button.
- Open Edge.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Delete.
- Check all the boxes and click Clear.
5: Disable extensions
Your browser will most likely have a few extensions with different uses in addition to the stored data. Although most of them have nothing to do with the network error in Twitch, some of them could. We suggest that you open Twitch in Incognito mode before you start removing extensions.
This way, you’ll see if some of the extensions actually cause the error or something completely different is at hand. Click on the main menu and select Incognito mode (Edge InPrivate window). Browse to Twitch and sign in if necessary. The mistake shouldn’t bother you anymore after that.
6: Try the desktop client
Finally, if you can’t handle the error in the Twitch client based on the browser, we suggest that you try the desktop version. This is a much more stable choice in my own experience. This dedicated customer works in a similar way but offers a better overall experience and a fair share of other features.
If you decide to try it, the installer can be found here.
For today, that’s it. We hope you have a resolution for the Twitch network error “2000” in these steps, In the end, be so nice to share your thoughts, alternatives or questions in the following comment section.