Virtual reality can feel so realistic that you can lose yourself in a whole new world for hours. But it’s even more fun when you add multiplayer games to your VR experience or let others watch you discover new things.
If you’re using virtual reality on a desktop, the good news is that you can use the streaming feature in Discord so your friends can watch you stream VR.
To show your friends and family how awesome VR can be, follow along below to stream VR on Discord in 3 easy steps!
Step 1: Log into Discord
First, you should open the Discord app on your computer and log into your account. If you don’t have an account yet, you will need to create one because Discord’s streaming feature is only available to users. If you don’t have a Discord app, the good news is that you can also use the browser version of Discord to stream.
Keep in mind that the browser version may require a lot more resources than the Discord app for the desktop.
Step 2: Prepare Your VR
If you have Discord ready, now is the time to prepare your VR. Turn it on, set your favorite game or app, and pause it so you can minimize it while you set your stream on Discord.
The good thing about Discord is that you can stream a specific app and it has a good app recognition system. This way, you can still use the app you used to stream VR content to your device and stream it directly to Discord.
Don’t forget that you can also use in-browser virtual reality apps and platforms and still successfully stream them to Discord. Although Discord was not meant to be a streaming app, it has a very good streaming feature built in.
Step 3: Set the Settings and Go Live
Once you’ve finished your VR, it’s time to go back to Discord and join a server. To use the streaming feature, you must be on a server and in a server room. If you don’t have a server, you can join one of the publicly available servers, but remember to share it with your friends and family so they can join.
Once you are on a server, you will find a Share Screen button at the bottom of the server and just above your Discord username. Clicking this button will open a pop-up menu where you can select the app or screen you want to stream. Find your VR app among the apps and select it. If you are using one of the in-browser apps VR, you will also find it under the apps and it will be listed as your browser.
The next step is to select the settings — the most important part is the stream quality. In the stream quality, you can choose between two presets that are optimized for smoother videos or better text readability. We recommend choosing the smoother video. There is also a custom settings option that lets you choose a resolution and frame rate. Note that you need a Discord Nitro account for a higher resolution and frame rate.
Once you’ve selected the settings, you can notify your friends by checking the box next to Notify my friends on the server that I’m streaming.
When you’re ready, click the Go Live button and your stream will begin!
How to Stream VR on Discord: Steps Summarized
- Log into Discord.
- Prepare your VR and set up the game or app.
- Set your settings and hit Go Live.
Discord has one of the most overlooked features, which is built-in streaming.
Even though everyone who wants to watch your stream has to have a Discord account to join your server and stream, it’s one of the easiest ways to show everyone how much fun your VR setup is and what you can do with it.
There aren’t too many settings to adjust, but it’s important to know that you need a good internet connection to keep the stream running smoothly, visible, and without interruptions.
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