Although Twitch is the largest online live entertainment platform, it’s possible that you will encounter some errors while using it.
This is mostly due to the complexity of the website itself, but it’s rarely a significant problem as members of the Twitch community are quick to offer their solutions.
Even so, dealing with these issues can be frustrating, especially if there is an important stream coming up and you don’t want to miss it.
One of the most disruptive problems is the notorious 6000 Error, which we will look at solving in this guide.
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The Problem Explained
If you encounter the Twitch 6000 Error, it’s possible that you will see a different message from the one shown in the image above.
This is because Twitch uses the same error code for multiple problems. If you receive the same error code but a different message, you are probably dealing with a different problem.
Some of the messages you might encounter include:
- Error 6000 – Renderer Not Available
- The Twitch Machine got unplugged. Try again in a moment – Error Code 6000
- Your Browser Does Not Support Playback Of This Video – Error 6000
If this has been affecting you lately, the solutions listed in this guide should help you overcome the problem for good.
Fix 1: Update Your Graphics Card Drivers
Having outdated graphics card drivers, especially on older systems, can cause many problems connected to rendering and video playback.
As this is the quickest and easiest fix, it’s best to try it first and then proceed to the complex ones if it doesn’t work.
You can update your GPU drivers by following the steps below:
- Click on the search icon located in the bottom-left corner of your Windows taskbar.
- Type in Device Manager and press “Enter” on your keyboard.
- Click on “Display adapters” to expand the dropdown menu. Select the GPU you are currently using and right-click it. Click Update Driver and wait for the process to complete.
This is the easiest method but you might need to manually download your drivers. You can do so by using the links below.
After installing the new drivers, restart your PC and visit Twitch.tv again. Try watching a stream and see if the problem persists.
Fix 2: Clear Your Browser’s Cache And Cookies
The accumulation of corrupt cache and cookies can cause streams to crash. Multiple Reddit and Twitch users have reported that clearing their browser’s cache and cookies helped them overcome this issue.
If you are a Chrome user, follow the steps below to do this quickly:
- Open Chrome on your PC and click on the three vertical dots in the top-right corner.
- In the dropdown menu, choose Settings to open the configuration panel.
- Scroll down until you see the Privacy and Security section. Choose Clear browsing data to access the final window where you will be doing the cleanup.
- Tick the boxes next to the three available options, as shown in the image below. Finish by clicking Clear Data in the bottom-right corner. Make sure to select All time in the time range field.
Exit your browser and visit Twitch again. Open a stream and see if the problem persists. You should now be able to watch the stream without experiencing the error.
Fix 3: Use A Different Browser
It can be difficult to switch to a browser other than the one you are used to, but it is worth it if it means being able to watch Twitch streams again.
Chrome and Firefox are the two most widely-used browsers for Twitch, but there are alternatives that are just as good and might even give you a better viewing experience.
In one of our guides, we explore the best browsers compatible with Twitch, which should help you find your ideal alternative.