Are you getting a black screen whenever you’re streaming Disney Plus to your friends on Discord? This guide will help you solve this issue.
In short, you have to disable Hardware Acceleration in your browser and in the Discord app for this to work without a black screen.
Then, you need to configure Discord to stream Disney Plus. Read below to learn how to stream Disney Plus without a black screen on Discord!
Disable Hardware Acceleration on Discord
The first thing you should do is disable the Hardware Acceleration feature on Discord. It’s half of why you get a black screen when streaming Disney Plus.
Follow the steps below to do this:
1. Click on the Gear icon
To disable Hardware Acceleration on Discord, you need to open the Discord settings, and to do that; you need to click on the Gear icon.
You’ll find the Gear icon in the bottom-left corner of the Discord window. Click on it and follow through with the guide!
2. Go to “Advanced“
Once you click on the Gear icon, you’ll get to the Discord settings page. Look at the left-hand side panel, and you should see a list of options. Scroll down until you find the “Advanced” option.
Click on it and proceed with the guide!
3. Disable “Hardware Acceleration“
After you open the “Advanced” options, you should arrive on this page. You’ll have three options there – “Developer Mode“, “Hardware Acceleration“, and “Application Test Mode“.
“Hardware Acceleration” should be enabled by default (green marker). If so, disable it by clicking on the green marker.
If it’s already disabled, ignore this step and move on to the next steps!
4. Restart Discord
After you disable Hardware Acceleration, Discord will ask you to restart the app to implement the change.
Click on “Okay” and wait for Discord to restart. Once that’s done, you’ll need to disable the Hardware Acceleration in your internet browser. Read below to see how to do that!
Disable Hardware Acceleration in Your Browser
Hardware acceleration is also a feature in your internet browser and does approximately the same thing. If you don’t disable it, you’ll have a black screen when streaming Disney Plus.
Follow the steps below to disable Hardware Acceleration in your browser:
1. Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner
Once you open your browser (Google Chrome for this guide), look in the top-right corner for the three-dot icon and select it. This will open a window with several options.
2. Select “Settings“
Once you click on the three-dot icon, you’ll see this window appear. Find the “Settings” option and select it. That’s where you’ll find the Hardware Acceleration option – in your browser settings.
3. Go to “System“
After you select “Settings“, your browser will open a separate window where you’ll find the browser settings. On the left-hand side panel, click on “System” and proceed with the guide!
4. Disable “Hardware Acceleration“
Under the “System” heading, you’ll find three options:
- Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed
- Use hardware acceleration when available
- Open your browser’s proxy settings
Disable the “Use hardware acceleration when available” option. The marker should be blue by default, which means the option is enabled. Once you disable it, it turns grey.
5. Restart your browser
Disabling the Hardware Acceleration feature on your browser will require you to restart the browser. Select “Relaunch” and you’re done.
Start Streaming Disney Plus
To stream Disney Plus on Discord, you must make Discord believe you’re streaming a game. Fortunately, you can add Google Chrome as a “game” in the Discord settings.
Follow the steps below to see how you can do that:
1. Click on the Gear icon
It’s the same as before. Click on the Gear icon to open the Discord settings.
2. Go to “Registered Games“
Once you open the Discord settings, select the “Registered Games” option on the left-hand side panel.
3. Click on “Add it“
In the “Registered Games” window, you should see a list of all your added games or recommended games that you can stream.
Don’t select any of those. Instead, click on “Add it!” the blue button next to the “Not seeing your game?” question.
4. Select your browser
Once you click on “Add it“, a text field will appear. Click on the downward arrow next to it to open a drop-down menu with several options.
Find your browser in the list and select it. It could be Google Chrome or Firefox. Either way, once you select it, you’ll be able to stream Disney Plus on Discord.
5. Select a server to stream on
To start streaming Disney Plus on Discord, you must select a server. You’ll find your list of servers on the left-hand side panel of Discord.
Select a server and proceed with the guide!
6. Select your Google Chrome stream
Once you open the Discord server, you should see the streaming button light up in the bottom-left corner, next to your browser’s name.
In my case, it’s Google Chrome streaming. Click on the streaming icon and follow the next step!
7. Customize the settings and start streaming
You need to select a voice channel for the others to hear the sounds on Disney Plus. Select a stream quality and a resolution, and you’re good to go.
Remember, if you want to stream in HD, you’ll need Discord Nitro. When you’re done, click “Go Live” and the stream will start.
You should prepare Disney Plus beforehand so your friends won’t have to wait a long time before you start the stream.
To summarize, here’s what you have to do to stream Disney Plus on Discord without a black screen:
- Disable Hardware Acceleration on Discord
- Disable Hardware Acceleration on your browser
- Set up Google Chrome as a streamable game on Discord
- Go to a Discord server you want to stream on
- Start the stream
This solution works in 2022, so you can stream Disney Plus on Discord without worries! If you have other questions, comment below, and I’ll reply as soon as possible.
Until then, stay tuned for other articles about Discord!
Is it legal to stream Disney Plus on Discord?
No, streaming Disney Plus on discord is not legal. It’s illegal to stream any licensed show on Discord.
You might get in trouble. Copyright laws are not a subject of a joke, and companies take them very seriously.
If you’re the one streaming them, Discord may ban you, or worse, a Disney lawyer might contact you if it gets out.
But it’s unlikely you’ll get in trouble if you’re watching a stream posted by someone else.
Still, I’d recommend you only stream Disney Plus to a close circle of friends and ensure it doesn’t get out.
Of course, I don’t condone breaking copyright laws, and this advice comes from a security standpoint.
What does hardware acceleration do on Discord?
Hardware Acceleration is a feature that improves streaming performance when your computer’s graphic capabilities are limited.
Remember that enabling Hardware Acceleration will slow down other apps and even games.
That’s because your GPU consumes more resources while Hardware Acceleration is enabled on Discord.
If you have an above-average computer with a decent GPU, I recommend turning off Hardware Acceleration.
If you’re trying to stream anything on Discord, disabling the feature may smoothen out the video and increase the quality!