Old-school game nights always ended with a movie or a stream of funny videos, fails, and entertainment. With Discord’s ability to stream content, it’s easier than ever before to share your screen in real time and show your friends your desktop, apps, games, and more.
Discord is also often used to stream Netflix, so everyone in a Discord server and room can watch the same thing. Even though it’s done remotely, it’s like a group of friends getting together, which always ends up being more fun.
If that’s what you want to do, you’ve come to the right place, because below we’re going to show you how to stream Netflix via Discord in easy steps, so let’s get started!
How to Stream Netflix on Discord in 5 Simple Steps
To stream Netflix on Discord, you’ll need to set a few preferences and know how to stream your screen. With these 5 simple steps, you can start streaming in no time.
Step 1: Open Discord and Enter a Channel
The first step is to open the Discord app or install it if you don’t already have it. You’ll also need an account to log into before you can choose servers and channels.
If you don’t have a server yet, you can search for one on the public servers list or create one with your friends.
When you enter a server, select one of the available rooms. Double-clicking on the name of the room will bring you into the room where others can join.
Step 2: Prepare Netflix
Next, open the Netflix website in your browser (or use the Netflix app if you’re using Windows).
Prepare something to watch and minimize it so you can go back to Discord for the next step. Don’t put the full screen just yet, but don’t forget to do it when you start the stream.
Step 3: Click on the Share Your Screen Button
If you are in a Discord server and channel, you will see the participants in the right part of the Discord app. At the bottom of the right menu, you’ll find action buttons.
The third button is a button to share your screen. When you click this button, a new pop-up will open where you need to choose your stream settings.
Step 4: Choose an App
In the new pop-up window in the Discord app, you can choose to stream your entire desktop screen or a specific application. Click on the apps, and under the following tab, you should see the name of your browser or a Netflix app if you are using one.
Click on the browser app or the Netflix app and follow the next step to set your preferences before you start streaming Netflix on Discord.
Step 5: Go Live
In the Screen Sharing menu, you can choose different settings before live streaming. You’ll see settings like the app you want to stream from, the streaming room you want to stream to, and a button to notify your friends when you start streaming.
There are also options for streaming quality. For example, you can choose whether you’d rather stream smoother video or more readable text. You can also choose the resolution and frame rate, which will also affect the quality of your stream. Keep in mind that you need the Discord Nitro version to stream at a higher quality than 720p.
The recommended setting for streaming Netflix on Discord is a smoother video and source resolution with a higher frame rate of 60 frames per second. If you don’t have Discord Nitro, you can settle for 720p resolution and a frame rate of 30 frames per second.
Once you’ve chosen your settings, click the Go Live button and start streaming Netflix. Don’t forget to play the Netflix video so everyone can see what you’re watching!
Can You Use Your Computer While You’re Streaming Netflix on Discord?
If you try to use your computer while streaming Netflix on Discord, the stream will pause, but this only happens on your end to conserve your computer’s resources. For your viewers, the stream continues and they can watch Netflix without interruption from your end.
This means that you can freely use your computer without interrupting the streaming of your app, in this case, a browser with a Netflix movie or show.
Streaming on Discord is very popular these days for adding another layer of fun to a Discord server. When you’re not communicating or gaming, you can chill with your friends and watch your favorite shows or movies on Netflix.
While it takes a few minutes to set up, it’s pretty simple since the streaming feature is already built into the Discord installation. Just make sure you’re streaming an app and not your desktop, so you can switch between apps without interrupting the Netflix stream.
- Open Discord and enter a Channel
- Prepare Netflix.
- Click on the Share Your Screen button.
- Choose an App.
- Go live.
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