How to Stream Netflix On Discord Without Black Screen 11 Methods

As a Windows enthusiast and a Discord user, I’ve encountered the infamous black screen issue while trying to stream Netflix on Discord. After several trials and errors, I’ve discovered 11 effective methods to resolve this issue. In this article, I’ll share these solutions with you, so you can enjoy streaming Netflix on Discord without any hiccups.

Method 1: Disable Hardware Acceleration

Hardware acceleration utilizes your computer’s GPU to render graphics more efficiently. However, it can cause compatibility issues with streaming apps like Netflix. Disabling it in Discord might resolve the black screen problem.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open Discord and click on the ‘Settings’ (gear icon) at the bottom-left corner of the app.
  2. Scroll down and click on ‘Advanced’ under ‘App Settings.’
  3. Locate the ‘Hardware Acceleration’ toggle and switch it off.
Disable Hardware Acceleration
  1. A pop-up window will appear, prompting you to restart Discord. Click ‘Okay’ to confirm.
  2. Discord will restart, and you can try streaming Netflix again to see if the issue is resolved.

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Method 2: Use Discord’s Web Version

Discord’s web version might not have the same compatibility issues as the desktop app. Streaming Netflix through the web version can help bypass the black screen issue.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open your preferred web browser.
  2. Go to Discord’s website and click ‘Open Discord in your browser.’
  3. Log in using your Discord credentials.
  4. Navigate to the desired server and voice channel.
  5. Try streaming Netflix again and check if the black screen issue persists.
Use Discord's Web Version

Method 3: Clear Discord Cache

Discord stores temporary files in its cache, which can sometimes cause issues. Clearing the cache can resolve the black screen problem.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Close Discord completely by right-clicking the Discord icon in the system tray and selecting ‘Quit Discord.’
  2. Press Win + R to open the Run dialogue box.
  3. Type %appdata% and hit Enter.
  4. In the folder that opens, find the ‘Discord’ folder and delete it.
  5. Restart Discord and check if the issue is resolved.
Clear Discord Cache

Method 4: Update Discord

An outdated Discord version can cause compatibility issues with streaming apps like Netflix. Updating Discord to the latest version can help.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Close Discord completely by right-clicking the Discord icon in the system tray and selecting ‘Quit Discord.’
  2. Visit Discord’s official website and download the latest version.
  3. Run the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions to update Discord.
  4. Once updated, launch Discord and try streaming Netflix again to see if the issue is resolved.
Update Discord

Method 5: Update Your Graphics Drivers

Outdated graphics drivers can cause compatibility issues when streaming Netflix on Discord. Updating them can help resolve the black screen issue.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Identify your graphics card model by right-clicking the Windows Start button, selecting ‘Device Manager,’ expanding ‘Display adapters,’ and noting the listed model.
Update Your Graphics Drivers
  1. Visit your graphics card manufacturer’s website (e.g., NVIDIA or AMD).
  2. Locate the driver download section and search for your graphics card model.
  3. Download the latest drivers and install them following the on-screen instructions.
  4. Restart your computer and try streaming Netflix on Discord again to see if the issue is resolved.

Method 6: Use Windowed Mode

Running Netflix in windowed mode can bypass the black screen issue when streaming on Discord.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Open Netflix in your preferred web browser.
  2. Press F11 to exit fullscreen mode. Your browser will now display Netflix in windowed mode.
Use Windowed Mode
  1. In Discord, click ‘Share Your Screen’ and select the window containing Netflix.
  2. Start streaming and

Method 7: Disable Browser Extensions

Some browser extensions may interfere with Netflix streaming on Discord. Disabling them can resolve the issue:

  1. Open your browser’s extensions or add-ons manager.
  2. Disable extensions that might interfere, such as ad-blockers or VPNs.
Disable Browser Extensions

Method 8: Use a Different Browser

Switching browsers can sometimes resolve compatibility issues between Netflix and Discord. If you’re using Chrome, try Firefox, Edge, or another browser.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Download and install a different web browser, such as Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.
  2. Open the newly-installed browser and sign in to your Netflix account.
  3. Try streaming Netflix on Discord using the new browser and check if the issue is resolved.
Use a Different Browser

Method 9: Use Kast

Kast is a third-party screen-sharing app that works well with streaming services like Netflix. If you’re still experiencing the black screen issue on Discord, Kast could be a viable alternative.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Visit the Kast website and click ‘Download Kast’ to download the app.
  2. Install Kast by following the on-screen instructions.
  3. Sign up for a Kast account or log in if you already have one.
  4. Create a new party by clicking the ‘+’ icon in the left-hand sidebar and selecting ‘Create Party.’
Use Kast
  1. In the party settings, select ‘Share Screen’ and choose the window or screen where Netflix is playing.
  2. Invite your friends to join the party by sharing the party link with them.
  3. Enjoy streaming Netflix together without the black screen issue.

Remember that while Kast is a useful alternative, it is not directly integrated with Discord. Therefore, you and your friends will need to use Kast alongside Discord for voice chat and other features.


Method 10: Check Discord’s Permissions

Ensuring that Discord has permission to access your screen and microphone can help resolve the black screen issue when streaming Netflix.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Press the Win + I keys to open Windows Settings.
  2. Click on ‘Privacy.’
  3. In the left sidebar, scroll down to ‘App permissions’ and click on ‘Microphone.’
  4. Locate Discord in the list of apps and ensure the toggle is set to ‘On.’
Check Discord's Permissions
  1. Next, click on ‘Camera’ in the ‘App permissions’ section.
  2. Similarly, locate Discord in the list of apps and ensure the toggle is set to ‘On.’
  3. Restart Discord and try streaming Netflix again to see if the issue is resolved.

Method 11: Reinstall Discord

If all else fails, reinstalling Discord might resolve the black screen issue when streaming Netflix.

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Close Discord completely by right-clicking the Discord icon in the system tray and selecting ‘Quit Discord.’
  2. Press Win + R to open the Run dialogue box.
  3. Type appwiz.cpl and hit Enter to open the ‘Programs and Features’ window.
  4. Locate Discord in the list of installed programs, right-click it, and select ‘Uninstall.’
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall Discord.
  2. Once Discord is uninstalled, visit Discord’s official website and download the latest version.
  3. Run the downloaded installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install Discord.
  4. Launch Discord, sign in with your account, and try streaming Netflix again to see if the issue is resolved.

By following these expanded step-by-step instructions for each method, you should be able to tackle the black screen issue when streaming Netflix on Discord. Remember, the cause of the issue can vary depending on your system, so stay patient and methodical in your troubleshooting process.


Conclusion

These 11 methods helped me resolve the black screen issue while streaming Netflix on Discord. Hopefully, one of these solutions works for you too. Remember to stay patient and methodical, as the cause of the issue might differ from one system to another.

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Benjamin Johnson

Hey there, I'm Ben, the tech-savvy Founder and CEO of WinFixo.com. I've dedicated my life to helping fellow Windows users optimize their PCs for peak performance. Join me on this journey as we unlock the full potential of your Windows devices together!

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