People have started looking for alternatives to share their binge-watching experience with distant family and close friends in light of Netflix’s recent crackdown on account sharing and the price hike that has led to the cancellation of Netflix memberships by many. Discord, a social chat application, may be used to hold a Netflix viewing party with its built-in screen sharing feature, for example. So, Android Police is here to get you set up with screen sharing Netflix through Discord streaming and to detail exactly what you can do to fine-tune the experience.
Learn how To Broadcast Your Netflix Screen Directly to Your Discord Server
Unfortunately, you can’t currently share your Netflix screen with the Discord mobile app. Sharing your screen through mobile will need downloading the desktop software or using a web browser. Joining an existing sharing on mobile is simple because viewers can join from whatever device they own (given they have the Discord app installed).
- Fire up the Discord client on your computer, or navigate to the website in your browser, and enter your login details.
- Using a server, enter a voice chat room. It’s worth noting that you may also share your screen when talking on the phone or on a Discord server with a friend.
- Kick off a new tab and head on over to the Netflix main page, where you may log in.
The Key to Making It Even Better
There are a few techniques you may try if you want to boost the video quality of your Netflix watch parties. The first is to use a Discord server and configure its speech channels; once those have been established, you may change the server’s region override settings in the voice channel settings menu. Discord will automatically connect you to a server, but if you’re having trouble finding a good middle ground among your group members, you may manually choose a server (there are four options for the United States).
The second choice is viable for those who have a Discord Nitro membership. If your Internet connection permits it, we recommend using Discord Nitro’s higher streaming settings to watch videos with a resolution and frame rate higher than 720p.
Instead of Giving Away Your Netflix Password, Host a Viewing Party
Watch parties on Discord may not be the most convenient alternative, but they are the safest, at least from a sharing perspective. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford to spend a lot of money on entertainment these days, and Netflix may soon start charging for account sharing on your preferred streaming box. Then why not avoid all that and instead gather your loved ones in one place for a Discord-based viewing party? Even Amazon is getting in on the action by implementing native support for their own watch parties on Amazon Prime Video.