Can you stream Netflix on Discord? If yes, how can you do that? If you want the answer to these questions, here we are to help you. Before that let us understand why do you need to stream Netflix on Discord?
Discord is the communication platform which was designed with an intention to enable the gamers to talk while playing in a group game like Pub-G, Valorant, Free-fire, etc. Discord over the years has developed many other features like discord stage channels which has made this app more famous among the crowd. During the pandemic, it became a great platform for people to come together to play games and watch movies when they are bored and alone.
Thus, came the reason for streaming Netflix on Discord. Netflix is the hub of movies and TV shows. Even if you cannot watch it with your friends physically, you can still connect to them over the voice and have fun. So, if you are wondering, if you can stream Netflix on Discord? Answer is yes, but you need to understand the process well. We shall guide you on how to stream Netflix on Discord with sound and without black screen.
The possible issues while streaming Netflix on Discord is DRM protection and a black screen that appears to the audience. At times, while streaming Netflix on Discord you must have ended up on the black screen.
Let us see, how to stream Netflix on Discord without black screen. Following are the steps you need to follow:
Step 1: Download the Discord App on Windows or Mac
The Discord App is available as both, a web version or app for both Windows and Mac. However, to stream Netflix you have to download the application. The web version does not support streaming services. You can simply visit the Discord website and click on Download button to have the app in your system.
Once downloaded and installed, you have two options to do:
You can simply login by scanning the QR code or insert the credentials.
You can simply register and sign in to your discord app.
Step 2: Disable Hardware Acceleration:
If you want to stream Netflix on Discord without black screen, you simply need to disable the hardware acceleration. Here is how you do that on the most popular web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Edge. So, following is the step by step guide to disable hardware acceleration to stream Netflix on Discord without black screen:
Open Chrome, then on the right hand side top corner click on vertical three dots. Click on “Settings”.
On the left hand side bar click on “Advanced”. Under this option, click on “System”, you can now see an option which reads “Use hardware acceleration when available”. Put off that option and restart Google Chrome.
Chrome -> Settings -> Advanced -> System -> Disable the toggle that reads “Use hardware acceleration when available”.
Open Mozilla Firefox, then on the right hand side top corner click on horizontal three lines and click on “Settings”.
Click on “General” tab. Scroll down to find “Performance” section. Uncheck the checkbox that reads “Use recommended performance settings” and other option will pop which reads “Use hardware acceleration when available”. Uncheck that checkbox too. Restart Firefox to stream Netflix on Discord.
Mozilla Firefox -> Settings -> General -> Performance -> Uncheck “Use recommended performance settings” ->Uncheck” Use hardware acceleration when available”
Open Edge and on the top right corner, click on horizontal three dots and choose “Settings”.
On the left hand side bar, click on “System” and disable “Use hardware acceleration when available” option. Once done, restart the Edge browser to stream Netflix on Discord without black screen.
Edge -> Settings -> System -> Disable “Use hardware acceleration when available”
By following these steps, you can easily disable the hardware acceleration on various browsers and the black screen issue while streaming Netflix on Discord shall be resolved.
Now that you know how to disable hardware acceleration to resolve black screen issue, let us check how to stream Netflix on Discord with sound. Below is the step by step guide for streaming Netflix on Discord:
Step 1: Open Netflix, search the movie or TV show you wish to watch and play it on Netflix. Then pause the movie and minimize Netflix.
Step 2: Open the Discord App, in the bottom left corner you will see “Settings Icon” besides the username.
Step 3: You will see the “Activity Status” tab under “Activity Settings” and click on “Add it” button next to ‘Not seeing your game?’
Step 4: You will now see the list of apps in a dropdown menu running in the background. Choose the browser window in which we played Netflix movie and then click on “Add game” button.
Step 5: Now, go to the server where you wish to watch your favorite movie or TV show and above the username click on “Stream Icon”. On the other hand, you can also use “Share Screen” option in the bottom left and select the browser you are using to view Netflix. In “Share Screen” option you also need to join a voice channel.
Step 6: Now set the resolution and voice channel to stream Netflix movie on Discord with sound. If you have Discord Nitro, you may stream Netflix video on Discord at the resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second. However, if you don’t own a Discord Nitro you can only stream the movie in 720p/30fps.
Step 7: Once you have picked the channel, where you want to stream the movie, click on ‘Go Live’ button and start streaming the video on Discord that you wish to watch.
Step 8: Once you are done with this entire process, your friends and relatives with whom you wish to watch the movie in the server can click on “Go Live” button inside the voice channels. You can now party on Discord with your loved ones.
Step 9: After watching the movie, if you wish to end the party, click on “End Call” button and the party will be over for all the members inside the voice channel.
Well, by following these steps you shall be able to stream Netflix on Discord without the black screen and with sound. You can party with your friends virtually and have fun in group without everyone’s physical presence. However, as per the terms and conditions of Netflix or for that matter any of the streaming service platforms like Amazon Prime, Hulu, Disney Plus it is not legal to stream Netflix or any other streaming service on Discord. However, it is always better to know the process of streaming videos on Discord from various streamers.
If you want to enjoy the movie on a larger screen, you can watch it on TV. Let us see the process of streaming Netflix on Discord on Android TV or using a Fire TV Stick.
To watch the movie from Netflix on Discord on Fire TV Stick, you simply need to connect the PC to your TV after streaming Netflix on Discord by following the above process.
You can connect the PC to your TV, using HDMI cable. However, the issue with the HDMI cable is that the cable is not long enough to watch movie and video chat both at the same time.
Alternatively, you can use Miracast or Chromecast function on your Smart TV or Fire TV Stick. We shall explain the process of doing it on Fire TV Stick, but you can also do it on your Android Smart TV. Following is the process:
With this method, you can do a Netflix party on your TV or Fire TV Stick. Now you can stream Netflix on Discord with sound and without black screen. You can also choose to download your favorite movies and TV shows from Netflix using a third party downloader tool.
Netflix and all other streaming platforms have their own limitations that interrupt while watching your favorite movie or TV shows. In that case, to overcome those limitations, it is better to watch the movie downloaded.
MyStream Netflix Downloader is one of the easy to use tool to download the movies from various streaming service providers. Not just that it also enables you to download videos from social sites like Facebook, YouTube, etc. The features of this tool makes it an excellent option for downloading the movies which are as follows:
With this tool you can download the movie and simply share your screen and watch it along with your friends.
By now, we are aware of the entire process of streaming Netflix videos on Discord. Let us now understand the issues due to which you may not be able to stream Netflix on Discord.
One of the issues is lost network connection. You need internet speed of 30mbps to stream Netflix video on Discord at the quality of 720p. If you have a slower connection, you might be streaming the movie at a very low speed which may not make the movie watching experience a great one.
Another reason why you can’t stream Netflix on discord is the black screen issue. We have already discussed the steps to resolve this issue.
By now, we are aware of how to stream movies on Discord from Netflix. Also, we are aware of the possible issues of streaming and discussed the solutions for the same. Moreover, we also can download the movies from Netflix easily.
Well, it is easily possible to stream Netflix on Discord with Sound and without black screen. However, one should know it is not legal to do so. However, if you are in small group of friends and family, there is no issue you can go ahead with it. However, if you are seen streaming in public on discord you will be legally punished.
To conclude, streaming Netflix on Discord is simple by just following the above steps. You can now have a Watch party on Discord with your family and friends. Yes, don’t forget to grab your tub of popcorn and glass of cold drink along.