How to Fix Twitch Error 5000- Content Not Available (2020)

How to Fix Twitch Error 5000: Content Not Available (2020)

October 4, 2020
Est. Reading: 5 minutes

I am a Twitch user and while surfing over it, I found twitch error 5000, and am I the only one who is getting the “5000: Content not available” error while surfing over Twitch? and how to fix Twitch error 5000 easily, and is this is a big of an issue?

I know, you have many questions in your mind, but don’t worry as now after reading this full article, your all questions related to the Twitch error code 5000 will have answers. Now, I also ensure that you are not the only one who sees this error while surfing over Twitch, as there are many twitch users who were getting this issue from the last few days. Now, before going to the solutions, let's take a dig towards the basic information.

Twitch is not just the name of software as it became the brand for streamers. After its release, it became the best platform for watching live streaming or recordings of streamers. In the year 2011, Twitch was introduced to the world by Justin Kan and Emmett Shear. After the release it got popular in a few years and in the year 2013, Twitch recorded a total of 45 million unique visitors and in the year 2014, Twitch got sold to Amazon, and for this twitch got USD $960 million.

The number of twitch users is increasing day by day but from the last few days many users are not satisfied with it as when they try to watch some streaming videos they are facing twitch error 5000 and the window containing the text “Twitch error 5000: Content not available” covers the screen.

Now, if you are also from those users, then you don’t need to worry as this is not a big issue and you can easily solve this error quickly by following the solutions given in this article. Now, before going to the solutions, you also need to know about the error and in the next section, I am going to discuss that.

What is Twitch Error 5000?

The message containing “5000: Content not available” is named as Twitch error 5000 and this error occurs when the twitch user is not able to see any live stream or any recorded stream video.

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What are the Reasons for Twitch Error 5000?

The number of users getting this error is getting increased day by day and for those users, from deep research, I found 5 reasons because of which you are getting Twitch error code 5000 issue.

What are the Reasons for Twitch Error 5000?

Here, you will get the list of those 5 major reasons for Twitch error 5000:

1. Cache and Bad Cookies

Cache and cookies are the major reason for twitch error 5000 and many users found this reason for the issue. The cache and cookies store the information about the website and sometimes there may be conflicts in that. So, to solve your issue you should clear your cache and cookies.

2. Extensions

Some users use extensions in their browsers and sometimes it also becomes the reason, due to which your twitch window shows “5000: Content not available”. You can solve this issue by disabling the extensions used by your browser.

3. Browser

Maybe, the problem is with your browser, and I always prefer the Google Chrome browser, as it is the most used browser. Sometimes, your browser might not able to connect to the site and then it becomes a reason for twitch error 5000.

4. DNS Issue

As you know, that DNS is the same as the phone book available in your mobile as it transfers IP addresses to the websites and then connects to the website and if your DNS is not working properly then you might experience issues.

5. Slow Internet Connection

If you are using a slow internet connection, then also you might face Twitch error 5000, so try to launch twitch again by connecting to the high-speed internet connection.

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How to Fix Twitch Error 5000?

From the last few days, I got many queries about how to fix twitch error 5000 quickly and easily and for those users, I made this article.

Now, you are in the most important section of this article, so please give full attention to this section and follow the steps as guided.

How to Fix Twitch Error 5000?

Note: Before going to follow the steps, I ensure you save your work because you might have to restart your system in some steps.

1. Clear Cookies and Cache

Clearing cache and cookies are the best solutions for any issue and many users find this method effective. To clear cache and cookies follow the steps given below:

  • Open your default browser.
  • Click on the three-dotted option present on your right on three dotted
  • Now, go to “More tools” tab and click on clear browsing data option.go-to-clear-browsing-data
  • Now, select “All time” from the drop down menu and click on clear
  • After successfully clearing cache and cookies, you have to restart your browser.
  • Now check whether the Twitch error 5000 fixed or not.

2. Disabling Extensions

Have you installed extensions on your browser? If so, then to fix the Twitch error 5000, you have to disable them and after disabling check whether the issue gets fixed or not.

To disable the extensions follow the steps given below:

  • Open your browser and click on the three-dotted option present on your right side.
  • Now, go to the “More tools” option and select the Extensions
  • After that, a new window appears in front of you which includes all the extensions you have downloaded in your browser.extension-window
  • Now, disable all the extension.

After disabling the extensions, relaunch the browser and try to watch streaming videos over Twitch and check whether the issue fixed or not.

If the issue gets fixed then its OK, otherwise you have to try other methods.

3. Flushing the DNS

Sometimes, the problem is with your DNS and if your issue didn’t fix yet, then try to flush your DNS by following the simple steps given below:

  • Go to the start menu and type “Command Prompt”.
  • Now, open a command prompt by choosing “Run as Administration”.
  • Now, type “ipconfig/flushdns" in the window appears in front of you.
  • After that, your DNS will be flushed.

Now, try to launch Twitch again and check if the issue is fixed or not.

4. Changing Browser

As discussed earlier, sometimes, the problem is with your browser. So, to solve the issue, you should try to launch Twitch in another browser and check whether the issue fixes or not. If your issue gets fixed, then make that browser as default browser as by this you won’t face issues in the future again.

5. Enabling Flash

Now, this is the last solution, and if your issue didn’t fix yet, then don’t worry as this method works for most of the users. Now, follow the steps given below carefully:

  • Open twitch website.
  • Click on Padlock icon present before the site address in the address bar.
  • Now, click on the site settings option.
  • After that go to the flash tab and select allow from the drop-down menu.

Now, re-launch the browser and check whether issue gets fixed or not.

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There is no doubt that twitch is the best platform for the streamers, but sometimes, it may have some issue as you know that nothing is perfect in the universe, but you can fix those issues easily and quickly.

Now, if you follow the steps given above properly and the same as guided then I hope that your issue of Twitch error 5000 got fixed and all your question got their answers as well.

Happy Twitching!

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