How to Stream OBS to Discord: Enhance Your Streaming Experience

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Discord is a popular platform for gaming communities to connect and stream content. Many streamers use OBS to provide exclusive streams for their Discord server members.

In this article, we will guide you on how to include Discord in your OBS setup. This guide will cover two main aspects: adding a Discord overlay to your stream using OBS and streaming your screen to Discord using OBS.

Without further ado, here’s a guide on how to stream to Discord using OBS.

Stream Discord using OBS

You can choose to simply stream your screen, your screen with your camera feed, and even include Discord overlays alongside your stream.

This gives you the additional perks of keeping up with your community while displaying vital stats like conversations, new members, and more right on your screen.

Use the steps below to include Discord overlay on your stream using OBS.

Step 1: Configure Discord Streamkit

The first step is to configure your overlay using the Discord Streamkit. Simply go to streamkit.discord.com/overlay and click the “Install for OBS” button to include Discord overlays in your stream using OBS.

Here are the detailed step-by-step instructions:

  1. Make sure Discord is installed and you are logged in.
  2. Go to streamkit.discord.com/overlay and click “Install for OBS”.
  3. You will be redirected to Discord apps. Click “Authorize”.
  4. You can choose from three options to use Discord as your overlay:
    • Status Widget: Show your Discord status as an overlay.
    • Chat Widget: Show your Discord chat channel as an overlay.
    • Voice Widget: Show your Discord voice channel as an overlay.
  5. Customize the widget as desired, such as the background color, Discord logo, and more.
  6. Once you are satisfied with the appearance, copy the link below your widget preview.

Now Step 1 is complete. The next step requires you to set up your Discord widget in OBS

Step 2: Adding Discord Overlay Using OBS

In the second step, you’ll need to open OBS and add your overlay.

Here are the detailed instructions:

Example of adding Browser source on OBS
  1. In OBS, click the “+” button in the “Sources” section.
  2. Choose “Browser Source” and give the source a name (e.g., Discord Widget).
  3. Paste the copied link from Discord Streamkit into the “URL” box.
    • Adjust the width and height to the desired size.
    • Enable “Refresh browser when the scene becomes active.”
  4. Click “OK”.

The final part is to position and resize the widget within your current stream scene. You can place the widget wherever you prefer and adjust its size as needed.

That’s it! You can now stream your Discord channel to Twitch using OBS.

How to Stream OBS to Discord

The second part of this guide is for streamers who want to use OBS to provide exclusive live stream content for their Discord server members.

There are two steps that need to be completed to stream OBS to Discord. Step 1 involves configuring OBS to stream your screen properly to Discord, and Step 2 is starting your stream on Discord.

Keep reading for the guide:

Step 1: Configuring your OBS for streaming to Discord

The most important things to note in this part of the guide is to use the OBS Virtual Camera so you can share your entire setup with Discord. Then, you need to flip your entire setup because Discord automatically mirrors the screen you share.

Here are the detailed step-by-step instructions to do that.

  • Select all the elements of your setup in OBS.
  • Right-click on it, look for the “Transform” menu.
  • Hover over it > then choose “Flip Horizontal.”
  • Click the “Start Virtual Camera” button under “Controls” in OBS.

Your setup in OBS is ready, now let’s head to Discord to start streaming your screen!

Step 2: Start Streaming Your OBS Screen to Discord

Now it’s time to share your OBS setup to Discord. Here’s how:

  1. Go to your Discord settings, scroll down to “Video Settings”
  2. Toggle on “Always Preview Video”
  3. Set your Camera to be “OBS Virtual Camera” > you can hit “Test Video” to check your stream result first
  4. Go to your designated Discord channel, and choose which “Voice Channel” you want to stream on
  5. When you are inside, hit the camera icon > click “Turn on Camera” button

Congratulations! Now you managed to stream your OBS layout to Discord!

Conclusion

In conclusion, by following the steps outlined in this guide, you can effectively stream OBS to Discord, whether it’s by adding a Discord overlay or streaming your screen to engage with your exclusive community.

Integrating Discord and OBS enhances the streaming experience and allows you to connect with your audience in new and exciting ways. So go ahead and implement these techniques to take your streaming to the next level.

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