This essay written by MiniTool corporation focuses on the Go Live function of Discord to show you how to stream your game or share your screen with the Go Live feature, how to permit your server or channel members to go live there, as well as other go-live related info.

What Is Discord Go Live?

Go Live is a feature of Discord that enables you to stream a game in a server voice channel for up to 50 friends. It only supports Windows desktop clients. Spectating is available for desktops and Chrome browser clients while mobile client spectating is coming soon!

How to Go Live on Discord?

If the target game doesn’t be detected automatically by Game Detection, you can manually add it to Discord by User Settings > Game Activity > Add it!

Add Game to Discord

If unluckily, your game can’t be recognized by Discord, even via manual operation, that game won’t be able to go live.

If you have your game successfully detected by Discord, then, just click on the Go Live button to start go live Discord and streaming your game. A window will pop-up for you to select a voice channel to broadcast your game.

Discord Go Live Screen

Finally, you are live online. Isn’t it as easy as a piece of cake? Now, you can see a small picture-in-picture (PiP) window of the game that you are sharing with others. The PiP mini windows if for you to check how your live game looks like and it will be automatically paused when you have the game in focus.

Moreover, you can put your mouse over the PiP window and set the stream to your favorite resolution. You can adjust the STREAM QUALITY (480P, 720P, 1080P, or source) and FRAME RATE (15fps, 30fps, or 60fps) of your stream.

Discord Stream Settings

Tip: All Discord users can stream up to 720p/30fps; only Discord Nitro Go Live can access 1080p/60fps; and only Nitro subscribers can go all the way up to 4k/60fps.

What’s more? Don’t forget to invite your friends to your live stream. Without an audience, no matter how wonderful you play your game, it is meaningless for no one shares your happiness. Just be similar to the common invite, you can invite your friends directly to the stream or post the invite link.

If some of your invited friends want to go live to your voice channel by themselves, they just need to follow the guide above.

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Discord Go Live Permissions

Whether you are able to go live within Discord audio channels is determined by “Go Live” permission. The owner of a server can decide who has the right to stream by editing Server Settings. To be exact, he can turn on or turn off the video-related feature in Server Settings > Roles.

Discord Video Server Settings

This action will enable or disable server members to stream a game, share their video, or screen share on this server.

Tip: The video-related permissions in a server are enabled by default.

Server owners can also determine whether channel members can stream to this channel or not by directly editing channel permissions. Just right-click on the target voice channel and go to Edit Channel > Permissions. Then, scroll down to find the Video option.

Discord Voice Channel Permissions Settings

This setting will allow or forbid channel members to stream a game, share their video, or screen share in this channel.

Tip: The channel video permissions are neither enabled nor disabled by default. It needs further specialization.

How to Fix Discord Go Live No Audio?

Many things can cause your Discord Go Live no sound. Accordingly, many solutions can deal with this issue.

  1. Restart the computer
  2. Update Discord
  3. Clear Discord cache
  4. Reset Discord voice settings
  5. Update computer audio driver
  6. Disable the antivirus/firewall while streaming
  7. Reinstall Discord
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Go Live Overlay

Finally, Go Live has been integrated into Discord overlay. While gaming, you can trigger Discord overlay by its hotkey and then choose the game that appears in your status bar.

Also, all of the settings are included in the overlay widget. There, you can invite audiences, edit stream, end stream, as well as check to see who’s watching your stream. If someone is watching your stream, an eyeball icon will appear next to the watcher’s name on the overlay widget.

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