Fix: Twitch Keeps Buffering (Chrome/Firefox)

Fix: Twitch Keeps Buffering (Chrome/Firefox)

If you’re having issues with Twitch buffering, then this blog post is for you. We’ll discuss the problem, suggest possible solutions, and give you a few tips to get the best streaming experience possible. Ready to get started? Let’s go.

Twitch Keeps Buffering:

On Reddit, there is a user facing the twitch Buffering Issue he tries several solutions but didn’t solve the problem.

Following we have listed a solution that might work for buffering issues.

Fix 1: Do a Speed Test For Your Connection

Do a speed test from Fast.com to see if your connection is stable. If it is, try disabling background tabs and plugins.

Fast Speed Test

Fix 2: Check If You Are Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Try disabling or adjusting your VPN settings.  If you’re still having issues, feel free to reach out to Twitch Support for assistance.

Disable VPN

Fix 3: Disable Hardware Acceleration in Your Browser’s Settings

If you’re struggling to stream smoothly, one solution is to disable hardware acceleration in your browser’s settings.

This should fix most buffering problems on Chrome and Firefox browsers.

  1. To disable go to your Browser Settings.
  2. Search for System.
  3. Disable the option Use hardware acceleration when available in your browser.
Chrome Settings

Fix 4: Disable Browser Extension

If you are experiencing problems with Twitch streaming, it might be because of browser extension-related issues. To solve the issue, 

Click on the vertical 3-dots on the right side of the browser, click on more tools and find extensions, then remove your twitch related extensions or unnecessary extensions.

Disable Twitch Related Extentions

Fix 5: Disable your Proxy or VPN

To fix this, you will need to disable your proxy or VPN and see if that resolves the issue.

Go to Window Settings > Network and Internet > Proxy-> Disable settings.

Window Proxy Settings

Fix 6: Check for Malware

It is important to check for malware first. Malware can block or impair the functionality of popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.

Go to Settings > search for Virus & threat protection > click on a Quick scan.

Window Virus and threat protection

Why does Twitch keep buffering even though I have low latency mode on?

If you are having problems watching Twitch streaming live video then shift your mode to off/on latency mode

As a viewer click on the setting gear of the video you’re watching > click on the Advanced option > Change the latency mode.

Twitch Streaming Page
Change latency mode

As a broadcaster go to the Settings menu from your Profile > go to Channel and Videos > go to Stream > find Latency mode and change it.

Twitch Settings
Twitch Stream Settings

Conclusion

Fixing Twitch buffering is not rocket science. Follow these tips and tricks and you’ll be able to enjoy your streams seamlessly in no time.