What can I stream on Discord?

Answered by Willie Powers

When it comes to streaming on Discord, there are a variety of options available to you. While Discord itself does not have built-in streaming capabilities for services like Netflix, Prime Video, or other similar platforms, there are still ways to share your screen and stream content with your friends.

One method is to use the screen share feature in Discord’s voice channels. This allows you to broadcast whatever is playing on your screen to others in the voice channel. So, if you have a Netflix or Prime Video window open on your computer, you can simply select that window to share with your friends.

However, it’s important to note that streaming copyrighted content, such as movies or TV shows from these services, may be against their terms of service and could potentially result in consequences. Make sure to familiarize yourself with the terms of use of these platforms before streaming any copyrighted content.

Another option is to use a third-party streaming service that integrates with Discord. There are applications like Watch2Gether, Kast, or Rabbit that allow you to create virtual rooms where you and your friends can watch and chat together. These services provide a synchronized player that lets you stream content from various platforms, including Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and more.

To use these services, you typically create a room, invite your friends, and then start streaming the desired content from the supported platforms. This way, everyone in the room can watch together and chat simultaneously.

It’s worth mentioning that while these third-party streaming services may offer more convenience for streaming copyrighted content, it’s still important to ensure that you are complying with the terms of use of the platforms you are streaming from.

In addition to streaming movies and TV shows, you can also use Discord to stream video games. Discord has a built-in Go Live feature that allows you to share your gameplay with others in a voice channel. This feature is specifically designed for gaming and offers low-latency streaming, making it a popular choice among gamers.

To start streaming your gameplay, simply open the game you want to play, join a voice channel, and click on the “Go Live” button in the bottom left corner of your Discord window. Your friends in the voice channel will then be able to watch your gameplay in real-time.

While Discord itself does not have direct streaming capabilities for services like Netflix or Prime Video, you can still use the screen share feature to stream content from these platforms. Alternatively, you can use third-party streaming services that integrate with Discord or take advantage of Discord’s built-in Go Live feature to stream video games. Just remember to always comply with the terms of use of the platforms you are streaming from to avoid any potential issues.