Nothing is more annoying than when you’re using Twitch and all of the sudden, your connection starts to mess up. Whether you’re just lagging a bit behind or the screen is completely frozen, the interruption is frustrating. Luckily, this can usually be solved by using some quick fixes.
When Twitch starts to run poorly, you should first check your internet connection. You may find that you’ve hit a hick-up with your provider. If you already checked to see that your internet is working, then the culprit of the issues is likely tied to your computer itself.
Here is what you should try to fix your stream:
- Delete your history and ensure that your cache is cleared.
- Check your anti-virus programs and ensure that they are allowing data from Twitch to flow.
- Turn off hardware acceleration.
- Turn off any programs and extensions that are running in the background.
- Flush or change your DNS.
- Try switching to a different browser.
If none of these work, then try restarting your computer. Once it’s back on, ensure that there are no other programs running in the background and go back to Twitch. In most cases, the website will be running smoothly afterward. If not, then you can assume that it is a problem on Twitch’s end.
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