How to Stream HBO Max on Discord

January 15, 2024
David Sunnyside

When you're streaming a movie or game on your computer, it can be nice to have friends join in with a voice chat. It makes it a much more social experience. However, sometimes you might run into a problem with your screen sharing. You might be looking at a black screen, and it can be incredibly frustrating.

The reason why this happens is because some content is DRM protected and cannot be streamed over Discord. In order to fix this, you'll need to change a few settings on your browser and Discord app. This will allow you to stream Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney Plus, Peacock, and HBO Max over Discord without the black screen.

First, make sure that you are fully closing Discord after each use. If you don't, your browser may still be running in the background and cause problems with Discord's screen sharing. Next, go to your web browser's settings and disable hardware acceleration. This option varies from one browser to the next, but it's usually found under the three-dot or three-line menu icon.

Once you've done this, you should be able to stream your Hulu party to Discord. You can also do this with other services like Netflix or Amazon Prime, but they are more difficult to get working due to their DRM protections. You can also try using third-party extensions that can enable synchronized viewing experiences, but be sure to follow copyright and platform terms when doing so.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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