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How to Stream Disney+ on Discord

The only thing better than watching Disney+ is watching it with friends. Learn how to stream Disney+ on Discord with this guide.

Disney+ may a relative newcomer on the streaming scene, but it’s already made a huge impact. Shows such as The Mandalorian, coupled with Disney’s back catalog of Marvel, Star Wars, and animated classics have seen the streaming platform go from strength to strength.

The only thing better than watching Disney+ is watching Disney+ with friends. Having a physical watch party isn’t always possible, however. The good news is that you can still watch your favorite Disney+ content together, even if you can’t all be in the same place. By streaming on Discord, you can all watch the same show in real-time and discuss it over Discord as you watch.

If you’re unsure how to stream Disney Plus on Discord, here’s what you’ll need to do.

Add Your Browser as a Game

The process for streaming Disney+ on Discord is slightly different on Windows and Mac, but the majority of steps are the same.

The first involves adding your browser as a game in Discord. Discord was first conceived as a way for people to communicate whilst playing games online. It’s a hangover from this that a browser streaming Disney Plus is still considered a ‘game’ by Discord.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Open a web browser on your computer and sign in to your Disney Plus account.disney plus login
  2. Open Discord and sign in, then click on the gear icon next to your username.discord settings
  3. Towards the bottom of the side menu, click on Activity Status.discord activity status
  4. At the bottom of the Activity Status section, click on Add it.discord add a game
  5. Click on the down arrow and select the browser window that has Disney+.discord select browser
  6. Next, click Add Game.discord add game
  7. Click on the X icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen (or press Escape).discord escape button

Disney Plus is now all set up to stream. The next stage is to launch your stream in Discord.

How to Stream Disney Plus on Discord on Windows

The way that you launch your stream differs slightly depending on whether you’re on Windows or Mac. Windows users have it a little easier.

Here’s what you need to do if you’re on Windows:

  1. First, open the Discord app or open the web client.
  2. You should see your browser listed just above your username—click on the monitor icon on the right-hand side.discord screen sharing
  3. Confirm the stream settings, select the channel you want to stream in, and click Go Live. You’ll need a paid Discord Nitro account if you want to stream in higher resolutions.discord go live
  4. Your stream should now be visible as a pop-up window in Discord.discord stream
  5. Once everyone has joined your channel, switch back to your browser and start playing some Disney Plus content.

Once your stream is playing, everyone in your channel will be able to watch along with you. You can then discuss the show in real-time as you watch it.

How to Stream Disney Plus on Discord on Mac

It is possible to stream Disney Plus on Discord if you’re a Mac user, but there are some additional steps. You’ll need to ensure that Discord is set up to capture audio when screen sharing.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open Discord and sign in, then click on the gear icon next to your username.
  2. Under App Settings, click on Voice & Video.discord voice and video settings
  3. Towards the bottom of the Voice Settings page, there is a section titled Screen Share. Click on the Install button at the bottom of this section.discord mac install audio plugin
  4. You may need to enter your admin password at the point to authorize the installation. Once completed, the message under Screen Share will change to say that you’re all set.discord audio plugin installed
  5. Click on the ‘X’ in the top right-hand corner of the screen to exit the settings menu.discord escape button
  6. Click on the voice channel where you want to start your stream.discord voice channel
  7. Above your username, click on the Screen button.discord share your screen
  8. Select the Disney Plus video player.discord select video player
  9. Check the settings, and click Go Live.discord go live mac
  10. Once everyone is in your channel, return to your web browser to start the Disney Plus content playing. Your stream will then start.

You can now discuss your favorite Disney Plus shows as you watch them in real-time.

How to Resolve Disney+ Black Screen Issues on Discord on a PC

Unfortunately, streaming Disney+ on Discord doesn’t always work as it should. You may find that you have some issues with your stream showing up as a black screen.

Let’s take a look at how to fix some of the most common issues.

Exit Full Screen Mode

A simple fix may be to come out of full screen mode on Discord. This can often fix black screen issues without any further steps.

The quickest way to exit full screen mode in Windows is with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+F. The same combination will return you back to full screen mode.

Turn Off Hardware Acceleration in Discord

Hardware acceleration uses your GPU to make Discord smoother. However, this can cause issues when streaming.

To turn off hardware acceleration in Discord:

  1. Click on the gear icon next to your username.discord settings
  2. Scroll down and click on the Advanced menu.discord advanced settings
  3. Uncheck the Hardware Acceleration option.discord hardware acceleration
  4. Click OK to confirm your decision.discord turn off hardware acceleration

Turn off Hardware Acceleration in Your Browser

You can also try to turn off hardware acceleration in your browser. These instructions are for Chrome, which is currently the most popular browser, but the steps will be similar for whichever browser you use.

  1. Click on the three dots icon at the far right of your browser toolbar.chrome settings
  2. Click on Settings.chrome settings menu
  3. Now click on Advanced and then System.chrome advanced settings
  4. Uncheck the option to use hardware acceleration and click the Relaunch button.chrome turn off hardware acceleration

How to Resolve Disney+ Black Screen Issues on Discord on a Mac

If you have black screen issues on Mac, the fixes listed above may also solve your problem. One of the most common causes, however, is Discord having a lack of permissions.

Here’s how to fix it:

  1. Launch the System Preferences app.mac system preferences
  2. Click on Security and Privacy.mac security and privacy
  3. Click on the Privacy tab and then scroll down and click on Screen Recording.mac privacy settings
  4. Ensure that there is a checkmark next to Discord.discord screen recording permissions mac

You’ll need to relaunch Discord before the new settings will take effect.

Enjoy Streaming Disney+ on Discord

Now you know how to stream Disney Plus on Discord, your only decision is what you’re going to watch.

If you want to get more out of Discord, then there’s plenty more you can learn. You could discover how to turn off Discord notifications so that you’re not disturbed whilst you’re watching Disney Plus. Perhaps you’d like to find out how to send videos on Discord to your friends. In which case, you’re going to need to know how to add friends on Discord.

The more you learn, the better your Discord experience will be.

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