Netflix itself isn’t officially available on Discord. Discord doesn’t support directly streaming copyrighted content due to licensing restrictions. However, there are workarounds that allow you to share your Netflix screen with others in a Discord voice channel.

While Discord itself doesn’t allow direct screen sharing of copyrighted content like Netflix, there are workarounds to achieve a similar experience. Here’s how to stream Netflix on Discord on a PC or Mac:

Things to Keep in Mind:

  • Copyright: Streaming copyrighted content like Netflix on Discord may violate their terms of service. Use this method at your own risk.
  • Black Screen: You might encounter a black screen while sharing. This can be resolved by disabling hardware acceleration in both Discord and your web browser (refer to solutions below).

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A computer (PC or Mac)
  • Discord app installed
  • Web browser (Chrome recommended for screen sharing reliability)
  • Active Netflix subscription

Steps:

  1. Disable Hardware Acceleration (Optional but recommended):
    • Discord:
      • Open Discord settings (click the gear icon next to your username).
      • Go to “Advanced” settings.
      • Toggle off “Use hardware acceleration” and click “Okay.”
    • Web Browser:
      • Chrome: Open Chrome settings (three dots in the top right corner).
      • Click on “Advanced” and then “System.”
      • Toggle off “Use hardware acceleration when available” and relaunch Chrome.
  2. Open Discord and Web Browser:
    • Launch the Discord app and log in to your account.
    • Open your web browser and navigate to the Netflix website. Sign in to your Netflix account.
  3. Join or Create a Voice Channel:
    • In Discord, join a voice channel where you want to stream Netflix with your friends, or create a new one.
  4. Share Your Screen (Workaround):
    • There are two main methods for screen sharing, each with its advantages:
      • Share Entire Screen: This shows everything on your desktop, including Netflix. However, it might be inconvenient if you want to multitask while streaming.
      • Share Application Window (Chrome only): This allows you to share only the Netflix window in your browser. This is the preferred method for better privacy and focus.

Here’s how to do both:

* **Share Entire Screen:**

* In the voice channel, click the “Screen” button (looks like a monitor icon).

* Choose “Your Screen” and click “Share.” *

**Share Application Window (Chrome only):**

* Click the “Screen” button again in the voice channel.

* Under “Applications and windows,” select “Chrome” or “Netflix” (if it appears).

* Click “Share.”

  1. Play Netflix and Enjoy!
    • Navigate to the movie or show you want to watch on Netflix and start playback.
    • Your friends in the voice channel should now be able to see the Netflix stream (or your entire screen if you chose that option).

Additional Tips:

  • Adjust Video Quality: You can adjust the video quality of the stream by changing the resolution settings in Netflix. This can help manage bandwidth usage.
  • Monitor for Black Screen: If you encounter a black screen, try disabling hardware acceleration in both Discord and your browser as mentioned in step 1.
  • Minimize Other Applications: Minimize any other applications that might be running in the background to reduce system resource usage and improve streaming performance.

Remember: While this method allows you to share your Netflix screen on Discord, it’s important to be aware of potential copyright restrictions. Always refer to the terms of service of both Discord and Netflix to avoid any issues.

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