What are the causes of the network error 2000 on the Twitch streaming service and the likely solution? If you experience Twitch error 2000 here is an article for you. This article will discuss how to fix the Twitch network error code 2000.
Meanwhile, before we look at the fixes to this error 2000 on Twitch, let us describe what the network error code is and the causes.
What is Twitch Error 2000
The Twitch network error 2000 is one of the few error codes you will come across as a Twitch user. The error code simply means “Network error code.”
You will see the network error code 2000 on your Twitch the moment you are experiencing a bad network or insecure network connection.
The full network error message while streaming on Twitch.tv reads “there was a network error. Please try again (error #2000).” After this, you will notice that the content will stop streaming or remain unavailable and a blank screen will appear.
With this at the back of your mind, you should know where to focus your attention on when you see the twitch player error 2000.
Cause of Twitch Network Error 2000
It’s not only an insecure network connection or bad network connection that can cause the error 2000 while streaming on your twitch.tv account. While there are numerous suggestions that could cause the error code 2000 some unknown glitches can also cause the error code. The following also contribute to the error message.
- Poor or bad or insecure network connection.
- Corrupt cache and cookies files.
- Troubleshoot Network
- Plugin effect [Adblocker]
- Antivirus Firewall Settings
- The twitch server is down.
While these are not the only reason why you could run into the twitch error code 2000; a lot of users have confirmed that these are the likely reasons why you are unable to access or stream twitch when the platform displays error 2000 followed by a blank screen.
With this, we can delve into how to fix the Twitch network error code 2000 on Chrome and other browsers.
How to Fix Twitch Player Error 2000
Follow each of the steps below accordingly to fix your twitch streaming player displaying error 2000. We advise that you go through each of the steps until the error code is cleared and the twitch service is back to normal.
Restart your Router
The first attempt is to restart your internet provider device. For a router, follow the steps below to restart it.
- Unplug the router/modem from the power source.
- Wait for a couple of seconds up to 30 seconds or more.
- Plug the router and turn it on again.
- Connect your twitch streaming device to it and see whether the error code will disappear.
This approach works for all modems or MiFi or routers. However, if you are using a different device such as a phone, turn off the phone and turn it on or better still put the phone in flight mode and go out of flight mode after a couple of seconds.
Clear Browser Cache
If the error code is still not cleared after restarting your modem or router; you should consider clearing your browser’s cache. If the error 2000 is caused by a corrupt cache and cookies clearing the cache will help to fix and restore the browser to normal.
However, the process to clear cache in browsers varies depending on the browser that you are using.
Therefore, we decided to share a complete guide on how to clear browser cache and search history in this guide.
Switch between Browsers
If you are not committed to using single browser on your device you can switch to a different browser to see if it’s a browser glitch that is causing the twitch player to respond error code 2000.
With this, you will be able to determine whether the browser is having issues accessing the twitch server or not. Or perhaps, the browser needs to be updated to the latest version.
If your default browser is Chrome try to switch to Opera or Mozilla Firefox to see whether you won’t encounter the twitch error 2000.
Reconfigure your Router/Modem
You can change or modify your router IP settings to see if this will help the network bypass the twitch player error 2000. While this isn’t a life-saving troubleshooting tip it may be worth trying.
Note: The methods to modify your router or modem IP might be different from one another but the steps below work for me.
- Type your router IP on your browser and sign into your account.
- Navigate to settings.
- Go to the subnet mask and type 255.255.255.0
- Hit the “Save” button to make changes.
Now, restart your router and connect your device to it. This should fix the player code 2000 if it’s a subnet problem. Meanwhile, do not alter any other settings as this might affect your network connection and put you behind the firewall until it’s reset.
Troubleshoot your Network Connection
This is for Windows users. If the network connection problem is from your system network settings then you should consider troubleshooting it using the inbuilt network scanning or troubleshooting feature.
- Click on your Windows Logo.
- Choose “Settings” to head straight to your Windows settings.
- Find and select “Update & Security.”
- Go to “Network Adapter” and choose “Run the Troubleshooter.” You can search for “Network Adapter” if you are using Windows 11.
- Wait for the network troubleshooting process to complete.
Once completed; try to connect to the network to see if twitch.tv error 2000 still appears or is cleared.
Turn off HTML5 Player
The HTML5 player is what your browser uses online to play online video without using a video player on your device. While HTML5 is full of different functions it could also cause unforeseen problems. So, if have tried all the steps above and none work, you may disable the HTML5 player and see whether twitch.tv error 2000 error message will be cleared.
Follow the steps below to turn off the HMTL5 player.
- Sign into your Twitch account and open the content you want to stream.
- Click on “Settings” at the bottom of the streaming page.
- Click on “Notification” and choose “Advanced Settings.”
- Disable “HTML5.”
If the error 2000 is caused by the internal player HTML5 on twitch.tv this should fix the error code and restore the player to normal. However, if this method fails you too don’t hesitate to check the next troubleshooting tips below.
Use Twitch Desktop Client
If you are like me you won’t be using the twitch desktop client because I prefer using my browser. However, if the twitch error 2000 fails to clear after following the tips above you may need to turn to use twitch desktop software.
Note: The desktop client offers more functionality and it’s more stable that the web application.
- Go to https://www.twitch.tv/downloads on a browser.
- Choose your OS. [It’s available for all OS and streaming devices.]
- Open the installer to install the desktop client.
- Once you have installed it successfully then open.
- Sign into your account using your username and password.
- Check out any video to stream to see if the error 2000 don’t occur on the desktop client
Disable Windows Defender Firewall
If you are using a 3rd-party antivirus with your Windows defender it could conflict each other based on your firewall settings. Therefore, we advise you to turn off your Windows defender firewall to see if your twitch.tv stops sharing twitch error 2000.
- Click on the “Windows Start” button.
- Go to “Privacy & Security.”
- Choose “Settings.”
- Click on “Windows Security.”
- Select “Firewall & Network protection.”
- Choose a “Network profile” from the list [private or domain or public.]
- Scroll to “Microsoft Defender Firewall” and turn it off.
This is all we know so far on how to fix twitch error 2000. Ensure you try all the troubleshooting tips one after the other until the error 2000 is cleared and you can start streaming on Twitch.tv again.