This article mainly talks about how to block a Twitch channel. Focusing on video gaming live streaming, Twitch is one of the most popular live streaming platforms in the world. There are millions of Twitch channels. To help you find great stuff to watch, on your home page, Twitch recommends channels, streams and categories that it thinks you will like. If unwanted channels or streams keep appearing on your home page, you may want to hide them.
In this article, we will look at 3 methods.
The recommendations you get from Twitch could be based on the content you have watched. Also, they may be the most popular streams at the moment. If an unwanted channel keeps showing up, Twitch’s Not Interested option can help you get rid of it.
Now a message will appear, telling you that this particular channel is removed. It comes with an undo option.
With this method to block a Twitch channel, two facts are worth mentioning. The removed channel and its content are still accessible as normal. Twitch just stops recommending it. If you mark a lot of channels or categories, etc. as not interested, Twitch may stops recommending.
Here's how to clear your Not Interested feedback. Go to your Twitch settings. Under Recommendations, go to the Channel Feedback section and click the X mark next to the Twitch channel that you want to unblock.
There is a native way to block recommended channels on Twitch. There are also web browser extensions to help you hide channels that you don’t like.
Hide unwanted streams on Twitch was one of them. It used to be available as an independent extension. Now it's only available as a userscript to be used with userscript managers such as Tampermonkey, which is not that straightforward.
Luckily, you can use Unwanted Twitch offered by kwaschny.net. The extension is available for Google Chrome and Firefox. Below is how to use it on Chrome.
Now the unwanted Twitch channel is blocked.
Here's how to unblock it. On any Twitch page, click the extension's icon in your browser's toolbar and choose Manage Blacklist. Under Blacklisted Channels, click the Remove button next to the channel you need to unblock. To unblock all blocked Twitch channels, click the Clear button. Now click the Save button to save the change. As you may have noticed, you can also block channels on Twitch by manually adding their names to this blacklist.
You can effortlessly disable/enable this extension.
The extension can also help you hide unwanted Twitch streams on Firefox and Chrome by blocking specific categories or tags. You can easily blacklist them by hand.
Alternatively, go to your home page. Click the X mark to hide a category. The X mark will also show up next to each tag, and you can click it to hide a tag.
It’s easy to block a streamer’s channel from recommendations. It’s also possible to block access to specific Twitch channels. For example, it can be for parental control purpose.
Cisdem AppCrypt is a Mac app that can help you block any websites or webpages with password on Chrome and Safari. You can use it to easily block access to an unwanted Twitch channel or other online content.
You can repeat Step 5 to block multiple channels.
Once a streamer's channel is blocked by AppCrypt, the channel and its pages (such as the Videos page) will become inaccessible. In other words, once the channel https://www.twitch.tv/example is blocked, the following pages will also be blocked.
When you try to open a blocked channel, it won't open, and you will see this image.
As you can see, there are two modes to block: Blocklist (default) and Allowlist. Once the Allowlist mode is enabled, one will only be able to access websites or webpages that have been added to the Allowlist.
To unblock a blocked Twitch channel, select it and click the minus icon.
To block the entire Twitch website, just add https://www.twitch.tv/ to the Blocklist.
Twitch makes it easy to block someone.
By blocking a user on Twitch, you prevent the user from adding you as a friend, hosting you, etc.
Here's how to unblock a user. Go to your Twitch settings. Go to the Security and Privacy page. Scroll down until you reach the Privacy section. Click Show Blocked Users. Click the trash icon next to the user you want to block.
How to block a Twitch channel? There are both native and third-party methods. By blocking recommended channels that you don’t like, you can have a better Twitch experience. It’s also easy to hide steams from games or tags that you are not interested in. By blocking or limiting access to certain channels, parents can control what kids can watch on this live streaming and how long they can watch. In such a case, the third method can help.
Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.