Discord is by far One of the largest online VOIP applications the Internet has to offer. It brings together millions of players – and non-players – and offers everything they need to communicate as efficiently as possible. Aside from that, Discord now offers a streaming service that allows users to view each other’s game and screen sharing at the push of a button.
In the guide below, we’ll walk you through some of the features of Go Live, including setting up and watching another stream.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
How to go live with Go Live (Discord)
Before we begin, we should mention that only users of the Discord Windows desktop client can stream using Discord’s “Go Live” feature. If you don’t have it, just visit the Discord website and download the client from there.
If you already have the Discord client app, you can get started:
- As you probably know, you need to have access to a server if you want to use Discord for streaming (or general communication). If you don’t, follow our simple guide to creating a server here and then return. If you have a server, just join the server to start the streaming process
- After joining, first upload the game you want to stream to your Discord server. I loaded CS: GO for this tutorial
- For some people, the game they want to stream is automatically recognized by Discord. In this case, just click the “Go Live” button that is directly above your connection status:
- As soon as you click the “Go Live” button, various options are displayed that allow you to choose which channel you want to stream to, what resolution you want to stream on, and what frame rate you want to output. Select the settings you chose (higher is usually better as long as you have internet speed) and click “Go Live”.
Once you’re live, you’ll see a smaller preview screen that shows you what the other members are seeing. To access the Settings tab again, simply move the mouse pointer over the preview screen and click on the gear shown. Inside, you can change the same settings as before.
If you want to stream higher quality (1080p and higher), you need to upgrade to Discord Nitro – the premium service. It currently costs $ 9.99 a month and offers a number of additional features.
How to add a game to Discord’s Go Live
Unfortunately, Discord does not automatically recognize the game you are trying to play / stream. In this case you have to manually add the game to “Go Live”. Fortunately, the process only takes a few clicks and couldn’t be easier.
Here is the method:
- If your game is not immediately recognized, first click on the settings gear in the lower left corner of your Discord screen
- Look for and select “Game Activity” in the Settings on the left.
- Once you’re in “game activity,” there should be a button at the top of the page that says “Can’t see your game?” Are displayed. Add it. Click the Add button”. A list of games that you can add is displayed
- Simply select the game you want and click OK
How to check approval in case of discord
As mentioned above, Discord is not just a platform for gamers – although gamers have made it what it is today. It also serves as an excellent communication hub for many companies, families and friends. While the use of microphones for communication is the application’s most used service, there are also some cool additional features – like screen sharing.
That’s how it’s done:
- Start by connecting to the Discord server where you want to meet your friends, family or customers
- Once the connection is established, there should be a button labeled “Share Screen” under your connection status. As you can see above
- Click the Screen button to see various sharing options. Just click on the one you want to share and click “Go Live”.
- This way, other people can see your screen and watch exactly what you are doing
Watch someone’s discord stream
So all you have to do is explain how you see someone else’s stream. If your boss is planning a meeting and you haven’t used Discord yet, don’t worry, it couldn’t be easier to watch someone else’s stream.
If someone decides to go live on your Discord server, a “live” icon will appear next to their name. To view this person’s stream, simply move your mouse over the “Live” button and press it. This will load the stream and also notify the streamer.
Discord can be a particularly difficult navigation program, especially if you are not familiar with all the complex functions with which it is equipped. That’s why we’ve put together a series of tutorials that showcase some of the great features of this great app. Below are some of the best – including some bug fixes!
So there you are, folks, our complete overview of streaming and sharing screens using Discord’s cool “Go Live” feature. Given that platforms like Twitch, Google Hangouts, and Zoom are becoming increasingly popular these days, it’s no surprise that Discord is releasing a similar feature of its own.
Fortunately, getting your stream up and running couldn’t be easier. Discord has clearly thought about the user experience when creating this feature, making it one of the simplest streaming services on the market.
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