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How to Fix the Twitch 3000 Network Error [2021 Updated]

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The Twitch 3000 error occurs when something goes wrong while trying to use Twitch to watch videos or streams. Here are some quick ways to try and fix the 3000 error and get you back to watching your favorite streamers.

Twitch 3000 Network Error Fixes

Here are the ways that you can fix the Twitch 3000 Network Error:

1. Clear Cookies, Cache, and Browser History

If your cookies or cache are broken this can cause problems for your browser – therefore clearing these out is a great first step in solving many web problems.

  1. Step 1

    Go to the Settings for Google Chrome. Either type, “chrome://settings” into the address bar or press the 3 dots in the top right corner of the browser and select, “Settings.”

  2. Step 2

    Navigate to, “Privacy and Security” on the left-hand side.

  3. Step 3

    Select, “Clear browsing data.”

  4. Step 4

    Tick the box labeled, “Cookies and other site data” and make sure the other boxes are unselected. Set the time range to, “All time.” If this doesn’t initially work, you may want to clear your browsing history as well.

  5. Step 5

    Press, “Clear data” and then restart your PC. If the error persists try another of our solutions.

If you find that you need to clear your cache often, you may want to look into using a PC cleaner. A professional PC cleaner is easy to set up and use, allowing you to track down stored data and delete files that are causing your issues. They can also free up disk space and increase your computer’s speed.

Three of the best PC cleaners are Restoro, Avira, and iolo System Mechanic. If you are looking for a free cleaner, you can try out the Microsoft Total PC Cleaner.

2. Disable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration is a browser setting that allows it to run more efficiently on your PC and can give a better browsing experience. However, this can cause some issues as it doesn’t work perfectly and can stop browsers from working as intended. 

  1. Step 1

    Once again, open the settings on Google Chrome.

  2. Step 2

    Open the “Advanced” drop down tab on the left-hand side of the screen.

  3. Step 3

    Navigate to the now visible, “System” section.

  4. Step 4

    Toggle off hardware acceleration if it is currently enabled.

  5. Step 5

    Close and open your browser to trigger the change or restart your PC. Now go to Twitch and see if you get the 3000 code again.

3. Enable Cookies

Cookies allow websites to retain information about your web browser in-between visits. Some cookies are essential to a site’s proper function and if disabled, it might cause errors such as this one. You can choose to only enable cookies for Twitch, if you’d prefer to leave them disabled for other sites. 

  1. Step 1

    Look for a little cookie or blocked eye icon at the far right end of the address bar and click on it.

  2. Step 2

    Press on the, “Allow cookies” button. This will enable cookies only for Twitch.

  3. Step 3

    Refresh the webpage so that your changes can take effect.

4. Use a Different Internet Browser

The Twitch 3000 error is most commonly reported on Google Chrome, so it may be worthwhile swapping to a different browser such as Firefox, Edge, or Opera for watching your favorite Twitch content. 

5. Using the Desktop Application

If none of the other solutions work for you, swapping to the desktop app can be an easy way to circumvent browser-related issues when watching Twitch.

How to download the desktop application for Twitch:

  1. Step 1

    Go to the Twitch downloads page.

  2. Step 2

    Download the appropriate version for your device.

Twitch 3000: Network Error Possible Causes

There are several things that can cause the Twitch 300 Network error. As the error relates to your browser failing to decode a media source, it will typically be due to one of the following reasons:

  1. 1. HTML5 Player Stopped Responding

    Sometimes, the video player will encounter an error and will stop responding. This means that it will stop decoding any videos or streams that you are trying to watch. This can be temporary or may be caused by a version mismatch so your browser update may not be supported by Twitch at this time. You can avoid this by switching to the Twitch desktop app or an alternate web browser if none of the above solutions have worked for you. 

  2. 2. Incompatible Flash Version

    Similar to the HTML5 errors, the most recent release of Flash may not be supported by Twitch, as it may have new features or removed some old ones that were important to the website’s function. Make sure you are using the most recent version of your browser to mitigate the chance of missing an important update. This can be avoided by swapping to the desktop app for Twitch.

  3. 3. Bad Cookies or Cache

    Cookies make the internet go round, and if they get corrupted or the files have broken, this can mess with a browser’s function and cause it to stop working as expected. This is usually fixed by clearing the cookies and cache.

Conclusion

The 3000 error can be frustrating to encounter while trying to watch your favourite Twitch streamer. There are a few potential culprits for this error, but hopefully one of these fixes can solve the issue for you. If not, hop in our discord and the community will be happy to help out further.

About the Author

Sarah

Sarah is a games development student and Twitch streamer from the UK. In her streams, she shares her love for video games and their craft. Outside of streaming, she loves gaming with her partner.

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