Fix: Twitch Error 1000 – Media Playback Aborted

Are you getting the extremely annoying Error #1000 on Twitch? Here is a super simple guide on how to fix this annoying issue with ease.

The Twitch Error 1000 exists for quite some time. Compared to some of the other error codes users encounter every once in a while, the Media Playback Aborted issue is nothing to worry about.

However, even such a “mild” error will interrupt your watching experience, and nothing frustrates a Twitch viewer more than that.

On top of all this, the error message sometimes varies, which is even more confusing. Some users see “Media Playback Aborted” while others get the “The Video Download Was Canceled” message.

Twitch Error #1000 message

Thankfully, the guide below has all the correct methods to fix and overcome the Twitch Error 1000 problem for good.

The Problem Explained

The Media Playback Aborted Error on Twitch is known to many users, especially those using the platform from the beginning.

But for those who are not familiar with it, here’s a brief explanation to make things easier to understand.

The Twitch Error 1000 message can occur when a stream you’re watching stops playing. First, the message will appear, and then the playback will stop.

A Reddit user frustrated with the “Media Playback Aborted Error” on Twitch

This doesn’t sound like much of a problem at first, but in most cases, the interruptions keep happening every minute, bringing the quality of your watching experience to zero.  

Fix 1: Delete Twitch-Related Cookies From Your Browser

According to what the Reddit community found out, the Media Playback Aborted error on Twitch is related to a corrupted cookie.

We accept the use of cookies on many different websites for an enhanced experience, but as time goes by and things change, a cookie might become corrupted and then cause problems such as the one described above.

A solution for this would be clearing all cookies in your browser, but if you don’t want to do that, you can only clear the ones Twitch uses.

Unsure how to do this? Follow the steps below for a quick and easy process.

  1. Open Chrome on your PC. In the URL bar, type in the following: “chrome://settings/content/cookies” and press Enter on your Keyboard.
  2. Now you’re in the Cookies panel. Scroll down a bit until you see the “See all cookies and site data” button, just like the image below suggests.
  3. Once you click on this option, you’ll see a list of cookies you’re currently using. By typing “.tv” in the search bar, you’ll be able to see all Twitch-related cookies.
  4. Now you can manually delete each “row” of cookies by clicking the small bin icon next to it, or you can select “Remove All Shown” to quickly purge the list.
  5. When done, open Twitch and log into your account. Start a live stream and see if the problem persists. Most users stated this solution helped them get rid of the error permanently.

If this doesn’t work for you, probably because every computer is different, the other solution you should be looking at is using another browser.

Check the following section for more information on that.

Fix 2: Use A Different Browser To Watch Twitch

Besides the two most popular browsers for Twitch (Chrome and Firefox), there are also other alternatives that work just as well, and sometimes even better.

Our detailed guide contains all the information you need about these browsers, and you can find it here.

Not many users prefer change, especially when they’re so used to something, but if it helps you overcome the Media Playback Aborted problem, why not give it a try?

Fix 3: Use The Twitch Desktop App

The Twitch Desktop App is what most users prefer for the optimal livestream experience on this platform. It’s easy to use and has significantly fewer bugs and errors in comparison to what users face when using a browser.

Fix 4: Reset Your Browser To Factory Settings

You can also fully reset your Chrome browser by following this official guide from Google, as this method is also said to fix the Twitch Error 1000 problem.

It is relatively easy to do and takes less than a minute of your time. Be careful not to lose any valuable saved data while doing so. It’s of significant importance to have a backup and double-check everything before resetting.

If you’re using Firefox and not Chrome, this detailed step-by-step guide will help you reset it to factory settings with ease.


Now you know how to overcome the Media Playback Aborted Error on Twitch.

Please note that you can always switch to a different device such as a smartphone, a tablet, or a smart TV to continue watching streams if the problem remains unsolved.

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