How to Cast and Stream Amazon Prime Videos in Discord Servers

Watching movies and TV shows with friends on Discord has become increasingly popular. It allows people to get together virtually to enjoy their favorite shows. While Discord was originally designed for gamers, it has evolved into an all-purpose communication platform used by all kinds of communities.

One question that often comes up is how to stream content from services like Amazon Prime Video on Discord legally and with good quality. The good news is that with a few simple steps, you can stream Prime Video over Discord without any issues.

Why Stream Prime Video on Discord?

Here are some of the main benefits of streaming Prime Video on Discord:

  • Host watch parties – You can invite friends to join your Discord server to watch Prime Video together, creating a fun virtual viewing experience. Everyone can watch in sync and chat about the show.
  • It’s free – Unlike renting movies, streaming Prime Video on Discord doesn’t cost anything beyond an existing Prime membership. It allows you to take advantage of content you already have access to.
  • Good quality – By following the proper setup methods covered in this article, you can stream Prime Video at 720p quality or higher, which is more than adequate for most viewing situations.
  • Cross-platform – Discord works seamlessly across desktop and mobile, so your watch party guests can join in on the fun whether they are at their computer or on their phone.

Step-by-Step Guide

Streaming Prime Video on Discord takes just a few simple steps. Here is a walkthrough:

1. Join a Discord Server

You’ll need to be in a Discord server to be able to stream Prime Video. You can either create your own server to host watch parties or join an existing one to watch Prime Video with friends who are already members.

2. Open Prime Video Content in a Web Browser

The Prime Video app will not work for streaming over Discord. Instead, you need to access Prime Video through your web browser. Open and log into Prime Video on a browser like Chrome or Firefox.

3. Start Playing the Video You Want to Stream

Browse Prime Video and select something to watch. Start playing the video in your browser. Note that you need to actually start the video playing for the stream to work.

4. Set Up Screen Sharing in Discord

Now it’s time to set up Discord to capture and stream your web browser video.

On the Discord app, head to User Settings > Game Activity > Add Game > Add Browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc). Select your browser from the list to add it.

5. Join a Voice Channel

Go back to your server in Discord. Join a Voice Channel that you want to stream the Prime Video into. Your friends who you want to watch will also need to join this voice channel.

6. Click “Go Live”

In the voice channel, click the button labeled “Go Live.” A window will pop up allowing you to select the browser you want to stream. Choose your browser with Prime Video playing.

You and anyone else in the voice channel will now see the Prime Video content streaming directly in Discord!

Tips for Streaming Prime Video on Discord

Here are some handy tips to improve your Prime Video streaming experience on Discord:

  • Check streaming quality settings – You can configure streaming quality under User Settings > Streamer Mode. 720p or higher is recommended.
  • Use a desktop browser – While mobile browsers work, sticking to Chrome, Firefox, or Edge on desktop provides the most reliable performance.
  • Pause ad blockers – Some ad blockers can interfere with streaming video, so whitelist Prime Video to prevent issues.
  • Communicate in Discord chat – The voice channel is just for streaming video. Use the Discord text chat for talking about the show to avoid echo or feedback.
  • Troubleshooting black screens – On rare occasions, you may encounter black screen issues. Try restarting Discord or your computer to resolve.

And that’s all there is to it! With these steps, you can easily stream Amazon Prime Video through Discord for virtual watch parties with friends.