2 Best Ways To Stream Netflix On Discord

I’ll be frank. As someone who loves catching up on the latest Netflix episodes with friends and discussing plot twists in real-time, I’d always wished for a way to integrate Netflix into my Discord movie nights. And so, I embarked on a quest to find the perfect solution. Here’s what I found.

1. Screen Sharing: The Direct Route

Let’s start with the simplest. Screen sharing is an in-built feature of Discord that essentially lets you broadcast whatever’s happening on your screen to your audience.

Steps:

  1. Launch Discord and jump into a voice channel.
  2. On the bottom left, you’ll see a ‘Go Live’ button (it looks like a little camera). Click on it.
  3. A pop-up window will appear. From here, select the window displaying Netflix. If you don’t see it, make sure you have Netflix running in a window and not full screen.
  4. Hit ‘Go Live,’ and voila, you’re broadcasting!

But here’s the thing. When I tried this method, the stream was smooth, but sometimes the audio would lag or get out of sync, especially if I had other resource-intensive applications running. But if you’re looking for a straightforward method, this is it.

Pro Tip: For the best experience, make sure you have a stable internet connection and close any unnecessary apps.

Screen Sharing: The Direct Route

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2. Using Kast: A Third-party Solution

I then stumbled upon Kast, a third-party application that supports high-quality streaming. The platform is designed for sharing videos, making it an excellent choice for Netflix binge-watching.

Steps:

  1. Go to Kast’s official website and download the app.
  2. Set up an account and create a new party.
  3. Once inside the party, click on the ‘Stream’ button and select the Netflix window.
  4. Now, head over to Discord and share the link to your Kast party in the channel or as an invite.

The biggest advantage of Kast? Superior video and audio quality. During my experiment, the streams were notably better than the direct screen-sharing method. The only downside is having to install another application, but the improved experience is worth it, in my opinion.

Bonus: If you’re curious about other platforms similar to Kast, Parsec is another one I’ve tested that works pretty well.

Using Kast: A Third-party Solution

Conclusion

Both methods have their strengths. If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to install anything new, Discord’s built-in screen share will serve you well. But if you’re planning regular movie nights and want the best quality, Kast or a similar application is the way to go.

Having tested these fixes myself, it’s incredible to see how technology allows us to stay connected, share experiences, and laugh together, even when we’re miles apart. So grab some popcorn, invite your friends to Discord, and dive into your favorite Netflix show.

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Benjamin Johnson

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