How to get Twitch unblocked with a VPN

Can’t access Twitch at school, work, or abroad? Get Twitch unblocked from anywhere in the world and enjoy blazing-fast Twitch live streams free from buffering. Download the best Twitch VPN today.

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Access your favourite live streams with a Twitch VPN

People go to Twitch to watch their favorite creators do speedruns through the latest games. They also go for the community of fans that makes the streaming service so popular. But sometimes, when you travel, hang out at a local coffee shop, or try to log on at school, your Twitch stream can get disrupted or blocked entirely. You’ll need a Twitch VPN in order to get Twitch unblocked, and you’ll need best-in-class streaming performance so you can enjoy Twitch live streams free from buffering or lag.

How to unblock Twitch with a VPN

Follow these simple steps to unblock Twitch live streams with a VPN today.

Step 1


Download the Hotspot Shield VPN app on your mobile or desktop device

Step 2


Open up the Hotspot Shield VPN app and click the “Connect” button

Step 3

Select location

Set the VPN server location to the country you want to watch Twitch from (“United States,” for example)

Step 4

You’re all set

Head to Twitch and enjoy your favourite live streams!

Why get Hotspot Shield VPN for Twitch?

Superfast VPN servers

Get Twitch unblocked with HD quality resolution. Our 3,200+ VPN servers in 80+ countries are optimized for a seamless streaming experience.

Unlimited data for Twitch streaming

Watch as much Twitch as you want — anytime, anywhere. With unlimited data, you never have to stop.

Unblock Twitch on any device

Use Hotspot Shield VPN to unblock Twitch on all your favourite devices, including Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.

Twitch streaming, and more

Don’t just unblock Twitch, unblock everything — from sports, live events, to Netflix, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, and more.

Stream Twitch anonymously

We do not record your VPN browsing activities in any way that can be associated back to you.

Help, when you need it

We’re here to help Premium users with any question or issue. We’ll be with you shortly.

How to stop your ISP from throttling Twitch

Without net neutrality regulation, Internet Service Providers are free to discriminate against Twitch and other streaming services by throttling their bandwidth. When that happens, the Twitch app will start buffering, making you miss what your favourite creators are doing.

Secure end-to-end encryption from Hotspot Shield VPN servers to your device keeps ISPs from throttling Twitch. Since they can’t tell that you’re streaming video, they can’t do anything to your Twitch stream. With a Twitch VPN, you never have to worry about your ISP intentionally slowing down your connection.

How to get Twitch unblocked in seconds

Twitch lets you watch your favourite creators from anywhere in the world. But whoever provides your internet access may block the Twitch live stream. Schools, businesses, and libraries may not want people at their locations streaming video. In other countries, access to Twitch and other streaming services may be blocked entirely.

So what do you do if you need to unblock Twitch at school, work, or from abroad? You need a Twitch VPN. Hotspot Shield VPN lets you watch Twitch unblocked, regardless of where you are in the world. Simply select one of our 3,200+ VPN servers and your connection will be instantly encrypted. This means the network you’re connected to can’t tell if you’re streaming Twitch — and if it doesn’t know, it can’t block you. 

With Hotspot Shield VPN, all it takes is a second to press the “Connect” button and instantly you’ll be able to get Twitch unblocked and enjoy your favourite Twitch live streams.

Why unblock Twitch with Hotspot Shield VPN

Fastest VPN on the market

You need seamless streaming performance with no buffering in order to enjoy Twitch live streams — and Hotspot Shield VPN delivers. Rather than rely on OpenVPN like all the other VPN providers, we developed our proprietary Hydra protocol to deliver unrivaled performance. When third-parties like AV-TEST and Ookla test VPN performance, they consistently find that Hotspot Shield VPN is the fastest VPN on the market. In fact, Ookla’s Speedtest called Hotspot Shield the “World’s Fastest VPN.”

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Hotspot Shield VPN server locations

Hotspot Shield Premium subscribers can access more than 3,200+ VPN servers in more than 80+ countries — including 35+ US and European cities. No matter where in the world you travel, we can provide fast, secure VPN connections so you can get Twitch unblocked and enjoy the best streaming experience available. 

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotspot Shield unblock Twitch?

Yes! You can watch all of your favourite creators and esports events on Twitch while maintaining a secure Hotspot Shield VPN connection. Our global VPN network and best-in-class speeds will let you watch Twitch unblocked without buffering.

What devices can I use to unblock Twitch with Hotspot Shield VPN?

You can install Hotspot Shield VPN apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. We also offer a Chrome extension. Hotspot Shield Premium members can have 5 simultaneous VPN connections.

Will Hotspot Shield VPN slow me down?

Hotspot Shield developed the patented Hydra protocol to deliver blazing-fast VPN connections that won’t cause buffering in streaming apps. That’s what makes Hotspot Shield such a great Twitch VPN. Studies prove that Hotspot Shield is by far the fastest VPN on the market.

What other benefits do I get with Hotspot Shield VPN?

In addition to unblocking Twitch and seamless streaming, Hotspot Shield VPN enhances your online security and privacy. We encrypt all of the data passing between our VPN servers and your devices to protect your data from theft. We also route your browser data through proxy servers to keep your web activity anonymous.

Are there any data limits?

Feel free to watch Twitch live streams as much as you want. With a Hotspot Shield Premium membership, you don’t have to worry about VPN data limits.

What countries can I unblock Twitch from?

Hotspot Shield VPN has a global network of VPN servers hosted in more than 80 countries. No matter where you travel, you can unblock Twitch.

Do I need a separate Twitch account?

Hotspot Shield VPN does not include Twitch membership so you will need a separate account. If you’re a member of Amazon Prime, then you already have access to Twitch.

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