Discord is adding built-in gameplay streaming to its voice channels

Discord is adding built-in gameplay streaming to its voice channels

Discord is adding built-in gameplay streaming to its voice channels

The new features will begin rolling out August 15, and the plan is to have it available to all users about two weeks after that. "Go Live keeps things simple - there's no complicated set-up, and it's just one click to stream a game to a server". It features integrated voice chat - a must-have feature for anything related to Discord - and low-latency streaming, so your friends won't be 20 or 30 seconds behind the action. As Polygon noted, the Go Live feature is an extension of Discord's screen sharing feature - but can only be activated if the system detects that the user is running a game.

It doesn't sound like it takes much to start streaming with Go Live either.

[Image: courtesy of Discord] While Discord has offered small-group game streaming for a couple years already, the new version doesn't require users to be friends beforehand.

Giants designate second baseman Joe Panik for assignment
If he passes through waivers unclaimed, Panik can either accept an assignment to the minors or become a free agent. He was so out of the Giants' immediate plans that they acquired Dan Uggla to play second base instead of him.

There are a few other limitations.

Go Live streams will be broadcasted to viewers at 720p but for Nitro Classic users there will be a 1080p option available too, while standard Nitro users will have the ability to stream at 4K.

As most software does in today's day and age, Discord is constantly improving through regular feature, bug fix, and general usability updates. Having viewers limited to ten means the player streaming will likely feel less pressured to perform for a large audience (real or imagined), and it could be cool to hop in a server and have a look around to see who's playing what. Instead, it's about letting your friends watch you play games as you all chat about what's happening, just like the good old days (kind of).

Recommended News

  • Barty number one ranking in jeopardy after shock loss

    Barty number one ranking in jeopardy after shock loss

    World number one Ashleigh Barty lost to American Sofia Kenin in the second round of the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Former world number one Azarenka, of Belarus, reached the second round with a 6-2, 6-2 win over Camila Giorgi.
    Treadstone Trailer Expands the Jason Bourne Universe

    Treadstone Trailer Expands the Jason Bourne Universe

    The Jason Bourne franchise is slowly proving that it doesn't even need Jason Bourne to get people to watch. Treadstone was officially shut down after the events surrounding Jason Bourne exposed it.
    Health Canada announces changes aimed at dropping prices of patented drugs

    Health Canada announces changes aimed at dropping prices of patented drugs

    The changes are scheduled to take effect July 1, 2020, and will apply to all new drugs that come on the market after that date. Canadians pay the third highest drug prices in the world, just behind the United States .
  • One injured after man in body armour opens fire at Norway mosque

    One injured after man in body armour opens fire at Norway mosque

    The Oslo Police Department said on Twitter that the shooting took place Saturday afternoon (Sunday morning NZT) in Baerum. An initial statement by the police had said one person was shot in the attack.
    Border Numbers Dip Below 100k For 1st Time In Months

    Border Numbers Dip Below 100k For 1st Time In Months

    Although a dip in border crossings is common during the hot summer months, Morgan denied the decrease was due to seasonal trends. Acting CBP commissioner Mark Morgan addresses the ongoing crisis at the border, video of smugglers dismantling border fence.
    Former Empress Michiko to have surgery for early-stage breast cancer

    Former Empress Michiko to have surgery for early-stage breast cancer

    Interested in Japan? Add Japan as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Japan news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Catholic-educated Michiko Shoda and Akihito married on April 10, 1959, after what is known as their tennis court romance.
  • U.S., Canadian Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaskan Coast

    U.S., Canadian Jets Intercept Russian Bombers Off Alaskan Coast

    Now a joint panel is scrutinizing the specifications of the framework, and will make recommendations on the issues to the U.S. 'NORAD operators identified and intercepted the Russian aircraft flying near our nations, ' General Terrence J.
    Tanzania tanker blast kills at least 57 people

    Tanzania tanker blast kills at least 57 people

    Firefighters fro Tanzania People's Defence Force (TPDF) and Fire Brigade have since been carrying out a rescue operation. 60 people have been killed and 65 injured after a fuel tanker exploded in Tanzania , according to police.

    Google now offers price guarantee for flight bookings

    Sounds fantastic ! This price guarantee feature will give you more confidence when booking a flight through Google . Aside from the promotion, longer-term features on google.com/travel, are aimed to give more pricing data.
  • AG Barr Says He Was ‘Appalled’ by Jeffrey Epstein’s Death, Orders Investigation

    AG Barr Says He Was ‘Appalled’ by Jeffrey Epstein’s Death, Orders Investigation

    The alleged incidents occurred in NY and Florida, and the victims were as young as 14 years old , according to prosecutors. Neither Maxwell's attorney nor a public-relations firm she hired responded Friday to emails from The Associated Press.
    Russian Rocket Explodes at Test Site, Two Killed, 'Spike in Radiation' Detected

    Russian Rocket Explodes at Test Site, Two Killed, 'Spike in Radiation' Detected

    Russia's Sputnik news agency reported earlier Thursday that two people were killed and 15 others were injured in the explosion. It is not clear what caused the blasts, although lax safety precautions have caused similar accidents in the past.
    Toni Morrison, Visionary Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88

    Toni Morrison, Visionary Author and Nobel Laureate, Dies at 88

    Nobel laureate and celebrated, best-selling author Toni Morrison died Monday at the age of 88 from complications of pneumonia. According to the Associated Press , Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in NY after a short illness.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.