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How to Fix Screenshare Audio Not Working on Discord

Screenshare Woes - The Audio Dilemma

Ever tried to share your screen during a game or a movie night only to find out the audio isn't working? It can be incredibly frustrating! Ensuring that your screenshare audio is functioning correctly is crucial for seamless communication and entertainment on Discord. Let's dive into fixing this issue!

Watch the video below for a visual guide on fixing screenshare audio issues on Discord:

If your screenshare audio is not working in Discord, here’s how you can fix it!

Let's get started! Follow these steps:

Steps to Fix Screenshare Audio Not Working in Discord:

First, ensure that you are using the desktop application of Discord and not the browser version. The browser version of Discord does not support screensharing with audio the same way the desktop app does.

Next, join an audio channel (such as General) and click "Share My Screen". In the desktop application, go to one of the voice channels and click "Share your screen". Ensure you select an application or game rather than the screen tab to ensure audio is included. Click "Go Live" to start streaming.

To make sure your audio works, go to settings by clicking on the gear icon next to your username. In Discord settings, locate "Voice & Video" on the left-hand side and scroll down to the "Screen Share" section. Enable the option "Use an experimental method to capture audio from applications". If your audio starts working with this option turned off, that's great, but if not, keep it enabled.

If your audio is still not working, go back into user settings and scroll down to "Registered Games". Click on "Added" and select the game or application you want to stream with sound from the dropdown menu. Click "Add the game" and then return to the "Share My Screen" button, select the application you just added, and click "Go Live".

These steps should help fix your screenshare audio issues on Discord.

Ok, if Discord audio settings didn't work out, the problem may be with your Windows audio driver.

Let's try to fix the audio from your Windows sound settings.

If your screenshare audio is still not working, go to the "Sound Control Panel" link in the sound settings. This will open the speaker settings by default. Go to the "Recording" tab, find your microphone on the list, right-click on it, and click "Disable." Then right-click again and click "Enable."

If your audio device does not show on the list, right-click anywhere and click on "Show Disabled Devices" and "Show Disconnected Devices." Once you see your device on the list, right-click and enable it. If it's still not working, go to the properties of your audio device. In the "Advanced" tab, check and uncheck "Allow applications to take exclusive control of this device" and "Give exclusive mode applications priority." Try checking and unchecking these settings and clicking the "Apply" button.

On the "Listen" tab, uncheck the "Listen to this device" checkbox. Back in the "General" tab, ensure that "Use this device" is enabled in the dropdown menu. If your audio is still not working, check the driver details and update your driver. You can do this by heading over to the start button, typing "Device Manager," and finding your audio device on the list of devices to troubleshoot it from there.

At this point, if your screenshare audio is still not working, it may not be a Discord issue. I hope this tutorial helps you solve your screenshare audio issues with Discord!

Additional Tips for Fixing Screenshare Audio:

If your screenshare audio is still not working, try these quick troubleshooting steps:

Why Screenshare Audio Matters

Fixing your screenshare audio can greatly enhance your Discord experience, making sure your voice is heard during streams, presentations, or movie nights. Clear audio is key to effective communication and entertainment. Don’t let a minor audio issue spoil the fun!

How to Fix Screenshare Audio Video Tutorial on YouTube

For a detailed step-by-step walkthrough, check out the video tutorial on fixing screenshare audio issues on Discord:

Watch the "How to fix screenshare audio on Discord" video tutorial