Wants to know how to stream on discord? The first necessity to stream from your PC with Discord is to have a Discord server equipped with at least one voice channel. Although most maximum users access Discord on a web browser, game streaming is currently available only through the standalone Discord application.
To get the application for your Windows system, visit the Discord download page and click the Download for Windows link. After the download is complete, begin the installation file and follow the instructions on the screen. This method is pretty straightforward and not unlike any other apps. Do you want to make a discord bot?
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How to Stream on Discord
Creating Your Discord Server
After installing the Discord app on your computer, it’s time to create an account and your Discord server. To do so, follow the steps below.
- Open the Discord app on your computer.
- If you have not made your Discord account yet, you can register one now. Just follow the on-screen instructions, and you will be completed in a minute or two.
- When you log in to the app, you will notice an icon with a plus sign on the menu to the far left. Click it.
- A create a server pop-up window appears. Click Create My Own.
- Now insert a name for your server and upload an image that you will use as the server’s icon, then click the Create button in the lower right corner of the pop-up window.
- Wait for a couple of seconds as Discord generates your server. Once that is done, you will notice your new server in the menu to the far left.
Now that you have built your Discord server, you can send invites to your friends to join. You can also add additional text and voice channels to keep different topics separate.
For example, you can build a Rules channel so that new members would know what is allowed and what is not. If you need to build a dedicated voice channel for you and your two best friends only, you can do that as well.
Streaming Games on Discord
To stream a game on Discord needs just a couple of seconds. Thanks to the combined game detection software, Discord should recognize almost any game. This allows you to start your stream with only one click.
Before you proceed, it is essential to note that the free version of Discord supports 480p and 720p resolutions only. To be capable of the stream at 1080p and higher, you will have to subscribe to Discord Nitro. The service costs only $9.99/mo. Or $99.99 per year, depending on your preference.
This fits your stream’s frame rate as well. The free version can 15 and 30 frames per second, with the highly coveted 60 fps only available to Discord Nitro subscribers.
With your Discord server set up, it is time to begin streaming.
- Begin the game that you would like to stream.
- Apply the Alt+Tab shortcut on your keyboard to switch back to Discord.
- In the lower-left corner of Discord’s window, you should see a new entry containing the icon and the name of the game you have just started right above your profile options.
- Next to the game’s title should view the Stream icon. It looks like a system monitor with a camera above it. Click it to start streaming your gameplay.
- The Screen Share menu should pop up bearing the name of the game you are regarding stream.
- From the Select, a voice channel drop-down menu, choose the voice channel you want to stream to.
- Hit to choose one of the available screen resolutions.
- In the Frame Rate section, pick one of the available frame rates.
- Once you have set all these options, hit the Go Live button in the lower right corner of the pop-up window.
- Now the stream will be getting ready, remaining for you to switch back to the game. Notice the stream Paused notification in the below right corner of the Discord app. When you hover the mouse cursor over it, you can access further options for your stream. You can end the stream, turn on your camera, and access the stream settings.
- To start the stream, switch to the game, and Discord will start streaming automatically.
To stop the stream, switch back to Discord, and the stream will pause. To end the stream, hit the Stop Streaming icon next to the game’s entry in the application’s lower-left corner. You will also have to disconnect your voice channel manually. To do so, hit the Disconnect icon in the Voice Connected entry that is right beneath the game’s name.
Screen Sharing, Voice, and Video Calls
Besides games, you can also stream the content of your system. Discord allows you to share your whole screen, a single window, or an app. You can also make voice and video calls for your friends to join in.
To start a call, follow the steps below.
- Open the Discord app on your computer.
- In the menu to the far left, hit the icon of a server you want to use.
- You will see the list of all the channels you have created on your Discord server in the menu to the left. By default, there is only a single text channel (#general) and one voice channel (General).
- Hit the General voice channel to place a voice connection with Discord.
- In the lower-left corner of the application, the Voice Connected entry will appear. To start a video call, hit the Video button. To share your screen, click the Screen button.
- When you click Video, the central portion of the screen will switch to conversation mode, and you will see the feed from your camera.
- When you click the screen, a pop-up window appears. It enables you to choose the application that you would like to share. You can also select which screen to show if you have more than one.
- Once you have this all set up, your friends can join your call by entering your server and clicking the General channel.
- To stop the call, click the red Disconnect icon at the bottom of the Discord app.