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How To Easily Stream On Discord Platform

Discord stands out as one of the best streaming platforms you can find today. One of its best features is the compression quality. This guarantees you a stable streaming connection. In this walkthrough, we will be explaining how to easily Stream on Discord.

In addition to that, when it comes to voice chat, it leaves the competition in the dust. Aside from the excellent quality and reliability, it is quite easy to set up and even easier to use.

How to Stream on Discord from a Windows PC

The first prerequisite to stream from your PC with Discord is to possess a Discord server equipped with at least one voice channel. Although most users use Discord on a web browser, game streaming is currently available only through the standalone Discord app.

Visit the Discord download page to get the app for your Windows PC. After you’ve downloaded it, begin the installation process and follow the instructions to the latter. It is quite straightforward so you shouldn’t run into any issues.

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Creating Your Discord Server

After you install the Discord app on your computer, it’s time to create an account and your Discord server. To do so, follow the steps below.

  • Firstly, launch the Discord app on your computer.
  • Next, if you have not created your Discord account yet, you can register one now. Just follow the on-screen instructions and you will be done in a minute or two.
  • When you log in to the app, in the menu to the far left, you will notice an icon with a plus sign on it. Click it.
  • A pop-up menu saying “Create a server” comes up. Select “Create My Own”
  • Next, type in 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 creates your server. Once that is done, you will see your new server in the menu to the far left.

Now that you have created 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.

Streaming on Discord

Note: Mac users have to give permission in the “Security & Privacy” menu first.

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  • First, launch the Discord app on your Mac or PC. Keep in mind that you’ll need to be using the downloaded and installed app, not the Discord website.
  • Find and join a voice channel that you’re allowed to stream in. The way to tell if you can stream is by joining the voice channel, and then looking to see if “Video” or “Screen” are clickable at the bottom of the window. If you’re using the Discord mobile app, you’ll just see an icon that looks like a video camera.
  • The options for Video and Screen are located at the bottom of the desktop app. Choose if you’d like to stream video from your webcam or share your computer screen, then click the one you want.
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  • If you’re using the mobile app, you can only tap the camera icon, which will start broadcasting from your phone’s camera.
  • Click “Video,” to turn on your webcam (Discord might ask for permission to use it), and you’ll begin streaming immediately. You can choose the proper camera in Discord’s “Voice & video” settings menu.
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  • If you select “Screen,” choose the window you want to share. You can broadcast everything on your screen at once, or just specific windows.
  • Next, choose a resolution and frame rate – the better your resolution and frame rate, the more internet bandwidth your stream will take up.
  • If you’re streaming from a PC, you’ll also see an option for “Sound.” Switch this button to the right, and you’ll be able to stream sound from your computer as well. People will still be able to hear your microphone as well.
  • Finally, when you’re ready to begin streaming your screen, click “Go Live.”
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Streaming Games on Discord

This process only requires about a minute. This is due to the game detection software installed in Discord. You are just one click away.

Note: The free version of Discord supports 480p and 720p resolutions only. To be able to 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 applies to your stream’s frame rate as well. The free version is capable of 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 start streaming.

Screen Sharing, Voice, and Video Calls

Apart from games, you can also stream the content on your computer. Discord allows you to share your entire screen, a single window, or an app. Additionally, you can also create voice and video calls for your friends to join in.

To start a call, follow the steps below.

  • First, launch the Discord app on your computer.
  • Then in the menu to the far left, click the icon of a server you want to use.
  • In the menu to the left, you will see the list of all the channels you have created on your Discord server. By default, there is only one text channel (#general) and one voice channel (General).
  • Next, select the General voice channel to begin a voice connection with Discord.
  • In the lower-left corner of the app, the Voice Connected entry will appear. To start a video call, click the Video button. To share your screen, click the Screen button.
  • When you click Video, the main portion of the screen will switch to conversation mode and you will see the feed from your camera.
  • When you click Screen, a pop-up window appears. It allows you to choose the application that you would like to share. You can also choose which screen to show if you have more than one.
  • Once you have this all set up, your friends can now join your call by entering your server and clicking the General channel.

To stop the call, simply click the red Disconnect icon at the bottom of the Discord app.

To stop the stream, simply switch back to Discord and the stream will pause. You can end the stream by clicking the Stop Streaming icon next to the game’s entry in the app’s lower-left corner. You will also have to manually disconnect your voice channel. To do so, click the Disconnect icon in the Voice Connected entry that is right beneath the game’s name.

How to Stream on Discord from an iPhone

You can also use your iPhone to Stream Discord.

  • Firstly, install the iOS version of the Discord app on your iPhone, via Apple’s App Store.
  • When installing the app, you would have to log in. If you don’t have a Discord account, you can create it now. Once that’s done and you are logged in, the next step is to create your Discord server. Here is what you have to do.
  • Next, launch the Discord mobile app on your iPhone.
  • Tap the plus icon on the menu on the left.
  • Next, click Create a server.
  • Type in the server name and the image that you would like to use for the server’s icon then tap Create Server.
  • Now the app will ask you to invite friends to join your server. If you want to skip this, for now, tap the “X” in the upper left corner of the screen.

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The app will now take you directly to your new server.

How to Stream on Discord from an Android Device

Like iOS users, Android users can use the screen share function within Discord to stream games from their phone or tablet. To begin, open Discord and navigate to the server of your choice. Contrasting the computer version of Discord, the mobile app will record your entire screen.

To start sharing, do this:

  • After you’ve chosen the server from the left side of Discord, tap on the Voice channel you’re sharing and tap ‘Join Voice.’
  • After you’ve joined the Voice channel, you’ll see an icon at the bottom of your screen that looks like a phone with an arrow. Tap it.
  • Lastly, on the next window, tap ‘Start Now’ when you’re ready to begin sharing.

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Diekola Yusuf
Diekola Yusuf
Founder & CEO of Novabach - Yusuf is a Tech enthusiast. Fascinated by Computers and all sorts of Technology. He writes news, updates, walkthroughs, guides, troubleshooting tips, and how-to tutorials on gadgets and consumer electronics.

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