Discord is a web-based app that appeared in 2015, primarily as a community of gamers who play games together and communicate through it. Players can create servers that include text and voice channels. For example, servers can be grouped by games and themes, and through the fans of a particular game can connect and communicate. Given the high quality of the server and fairly easy handling, it’s no wonder that Discord is widespread as a platform for streaming video games.
As for the use of this application, it can be used on any device, so there are special applications designed for computers – Windows and Mac, and for mobile devices iOS and Android. It is necessary to have a computer or a mobile phone from the computer equipment to use the Discord. Still, it is not a bad idea to have a good microphone and headphones for a high-quality experience. Discord also works via a web browser, so you don’t need to download the app. Another advantage of Discord is that it can connect to popular platforms such as Spotify and Twitch, so followers can easily keep up with the announcements of new content, i.e., streaming the game.
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How To Stream League of Legends on Discord?
If you’re a fan of gaming, you’re probably following some of the video game streamers. Through their gameplay, you can see how it is played, learn some new tricks or decide whether or not to buy a new game. In 2017, Discord introduced the screen-sharing option along with video chats. The advantage of Discord is that it supports in-app streaming on Windows (unfortunately, Mac and Linux users still do not have this option because it is still exclusively related to Windows, Mac, and Linux users can only use the option for shared videos and screens), i.e., they can also record stream games while playing them.
To start streaming, you first need to open the Discord desktop app (to watch Discord streams, open the Google Chrome browser). When you open the Discord client, you have to choose the server you want to stream and choose the game you want to stream. If you want to create your server and invite people to join, you can do so in a few clicks. Click on the “Add server” option located at the bottom left of the app, and you can recognize it by the big plus sign. Discord offers many options, so you can select the “Gaming” option when creating a server.
For starters, you need to invite people to join your server so that your community becomes as large as possible and so that they can more easily follow your content. The easiest way to invite friends is to click on the “Invite People” option that appears when you click on your server name at the top left. By clicking on the plus icons on the left side of the screen, you can add a voice channel which is very useful when playing a particular game, in this case, League of Legends.
The advantage of your Discord channel is that all viewers and followers can follow all your content in one place and communicate with you even when you are not streaming the game. Discord has a special Discord bot for streaming, Streamcord, which automatically sends notifications when a broadcast starts from your server so that your viewers can be instructed when the broadcast will start.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to stream League of Legends on Discord:
1. To set up the first live stream, you need to select the voice channel within the Discord desktop app that you want to be streaming from. If you have successfully connected to the voice channel, you will see ‘Voice Connected’ in green letters in the lower-left corner. In addition, you will be offered two options – the Video and Screen buttons. Clicking on the Screen option will display the Screen Share popup to select the desired option.
2. If the selected game is already recognized by Discord, select it and click on the “Go live” option at the bottom left, next to the username and avatar. Check the voice channel you want to stream to and click “Go Live.”
3. If you want to change the stream settings, you can hover over the mini stream icons to access the Stream Settings menu. In these settings, you can change the quality and frame rate of your stream. Discord offers the option to register on Discord Nitro which is Discord’s premium version, paid $ 9.99 per month through which you can stream with 60 FPS and 1080 or better stream quality.
If Discord does not automatically offer the League of Legends option when starting the stream, you can do it manually. Clicking on the cog icon at the bottom left opens the Settings window. By selecting the “Game Activity” icon on the left, click on the “Add It” option. Here you can select League of Legends, return to your server and select the “Go Live” option again.
On the other hand, if you want to watch someone’s stream inside Discord, you’ll see a “Live” red icon in the voice channel next to the name.
We can conclude from all of the above that Discord is a must-have app for anyone involved in video games. High quality and ease of use attract an increasing number of users who are happy to try their hand at creating their broadcast channels and thus create a community of people with the same interests. With a good computer, microphone and headphones and following these simple steps you have everything you need to start your own streaming career in the gaming industry. Streaming League of Legends has never been easier, why play exclusively for yourself when you can share with the world your knowledge and skills on the Wild Rift map. Why play exclusively for yourself when you can share with the world, and since it’s free you have no excuse why you wouldn’t become part of the Discord community today.