How to Fix VODs Keep Restarting on Twitch

Getting annoyed with VODs that keeps restarting on Twitch?

While Twitch is popular for its live content. Users can also watch VODs on the platform. Video on demand is a feature that enables fans to watch previously streamed content on Twitch anytime.

Many content creators utilize video on demand on Twitch to grow their channels faster and allow fans to watch streams that they may have missed. 

Unfortunately, some fans encountered issues using this feature. 

Based on the reports, VODs keeps restarting on Twitch, causing the videos to play from the start. With streams going on for hours, it’s very annoying to have your videos start from the beginning and find where you left off. 

This issue seems to plague users who are using the mobile app.

Usually, this issue is caused by server-related issues. However, it can also be due to advertisements that show on the platform. 

Today, we will show you how to fix VODs that keep restarting on Twitch. 

Let’s dive right in!

1. Check Twitch Servers. 

Before changing your configurations, the first thing you should do is check the servers. When the servers are offline, expect errors to occur on Twitch. You can confirm this by visiting Twitch’s status page to check the servers. 

Twitch Status

If there’s a problem with the servers, the best thing to do is wait. Unfortunately, server-related issues can’t be resolved on your end. 

This means that any changes on your end won’t affect the platform’s current situation. 

On the other hand, you can proceed to the next method below if there’s nothing wrong with the servers. 

2. Restart Your Device. 

Restarting your device is one of the quickest ways to resolve most issues on Twitch. This should refresh your system resources and eliminate temporary bugs and glitches that may have occurred during use. 

For Android users, here’s how you can restart your device: 

  1. Locate the Power button on your Android device. 
  2. Now, hold it down until the selection menu appears. 
  3. Finally, choose Restart
Restart Android

If you’re using an iOS device, see the steps below to restart it: 

  1. First, access the Assistive Touch on your device. 
  2. After that, go to the Device tab and tap on More
  3. Lastly, tap on Restart
VODs keep restarting on Twitch

Once done, go back to Twitch and observe if the problem still occurs. 

3. Home Button Trick (Andriod). 

For Android users, you can use the ‘Home Button Trick’ to prevent VODs from restarting. Unfortunately, this is just a workaround and not a permanent fix for the issue. 

To do this, you’ll have to press the Home button once the VOD you’re watching restarts. This should take you back to your main screen. Go back to Twitch afterward and your video should pick up where you left off. 

Unfortunately, this won’t work if you’re using gestures to navigate your device. 

4. Use a VPN. 

As it turns out, some advertisements showing on Twitch could cause VODs to restart if the ads fail to load. This means that this issue only occurs in countries where advertisements are shown. 

This also means that this problem is not present in regions with no advertisements. 

To resolve this problem, you can use a VPN to connect to a country without ads and the problem should not occur. 


We recommend using PureVPN on your device. Unlike other services, it uses high-speed servers, which ensures secure and reliable connections. 

PureVPN also works well with other streaming platforms such as Netflix and HBO Max. 

5. Clear Your Cache (Android). 

Clearing Twitch’s app cache could also resolve this issue on your device. A temporary bug or glitch may have caused some of your data to corrupt, causing problems to occur on the platform. 

See the guide below to clear your cache: 

  1. On your app drawer, press and hold Twitch’s icon until the options screen shows up. 
  2. Next, tap on App Info and access the Storage tab. 
  3. Finally, tap the Clear Cache button. 
VODs keep restarting on Twitch

Go back to Twitch afterward and check if VODs still restart. 

6. Update Twitch. 

If you still encounter issues on Twitch, you can try updating the app. This should patch existing bugs and errors, which causes video on demand to restart. 

For Android users, see the steps below to update Twitch: 

  1. Launch the Google Play Store on your device. 
  2. Now, access your Profile and tap on Manage Apps & Device
  3. Go to Updates Available afterward and look for Twitch
  4. Finally, tap the Update button to install the latest version.
VODs keep restarting on Twitch

If you’re using an iOS device, here’s what you need to do: 

  1. First, open the App Store
  2. After that, access your Profile and look for Twitch
  3. If there’s an available update, hit the Update button next to the app. 
VODs keep restarting on Twitch

After updating Twitch, try watching a few videos to check if the problem is solved. 

7. Reinstall Twitch. 

If none of the solutions above worked, we recommend reinstalling Twitch on your device. Some of your installation files may have gotten severely corrupted and are no longer fixable. 

Follow the guide below to remove Twitch on your mobile device: 

  1. First, locate Twitch in your app drawer. 
  2. Next, press and hold its app icon until the selection menu appears. 
  3. Lastly, tap on Uninstall (Android) or Remove App (iOS) to delete Twitch
VODs keep restarting on Twitch

Once done, go to the App Store or Play Store to reinstall the app. 

8. Contact Twitch. 

At this point, the last thing you can do is report the issue to Twitch’s team. 

Visit Twitch’s Support page and submit a request. Fill up all the fields on the form and provide a link to the video you’re trying to watch and your region to make it easier for Twitch to address the issue. 

VODs keep restarting on Twitch

That ends our guide for fixing VODs that keeps restarting on Twitch. For your questions and other concerns, leave a comment below, and we’ll do our best to respond. 

If this guide helped you, please share it. 🙂 


  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter)

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