Twitch stopped being seen in Spain… unless you used a VPN – Marketing 4 Ecommerce – Your online marketing magazine for e-commerce

During Thursday afternoon, the streaming platform Twitch stopped being seen in Spain: users of some of the most popular Spanish operators, such as Vodafone, Movistar or Jazzel reported that when trying to play content on the social network the message appeared “A network error has occurred. Try again. (Bug #2000)”.

Since Thursday afternoon Twitch was no longer seen in Spain

Although through the many operators they affirmed that they did not know the cause of this failure, he contacted some of them to find out why Twitch was no longer seen in Spain:

Pursuant to a court ruling the operators have blocked said domain at the request of Telefónica Audiovisualwhich you have requested by mistake”, affirmed the sources, and while the service gradually has been restored in some operators such as Movistar or Vodafone, some other users are still affected, claiming that they can only access the platform using a VPN.

In addition, he has assured that the reason why Twitch stopped being seen in Spain is because of Telefónica Audiovisual, but because “requested the blocking of a URL that was broadcasting pirated content belonging to Movistar+ which in the end also ended up affecting other Twitch channels.

Twitch also did not know the reason for the platform’s problems in Spain

The problem arose shortly after 4 p.m. on Thursday, a time when many users continued to access the platform, however they couldn’t play the live videos due to the caption with the error.

This is a message that is usually shown to Vodafone users when they try to access a domain that has been blocked by operators by court order, as it is in the cases of web downloadsand only some users of the Orange and Pepephone operators could enter without using a VPN.

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For your part Twitch reported that it would investigate what happened, and hours later he assured that the problem should be solved, at least for most users, the same as many operators that indicate that the service has been restored.

🔎 We are aware that users in Spain may be experiencing errors accessing Twitch at this time. Our team is currently investigating to fix this issue.

— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport)

The solution: Opera and VPN

This incidence in Twitch could have its background in the past month of April, which persecutes the download websites, that is to say those that host content protected by copyright What “a protocol for the reinforcement of intellectual property rights” and that follows the line of the reform of the Intellectual Property Law of 2019, however So far there is no official position on this.

But if you’re still having trouble logging in to Twitch, he provided steps for users to log in to the service when it’s fully available again: download the Opera browser, log in, and activate the VPN directly in the browser settings.




– Ibai (@IbaiLlanos)

copyright issues

This would not be the first time that Twitch has had legal problems due to problems with intellectual property rights: in November thousands of users were affected after for the use of copyrighted music in their videos.

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Back then, streamers received an email notifying them that their content had been copyright infringed, and had been removed as a result, and informed that they had 3 days to remove any other content on their channels that might infringe their copyright. normative.

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