Discord screen share no audio

Discord is a well-known VoIP or voice over internet protocol app which is used by millions of gamers and other people as an instant messaging and social platform. You can interact and communicate with your friends and family via video calls, audio meetups, and text messages. In addition, you can share your memorable media and files with your loved ones or even to different communities known as servers. All types of gamers like this app since they can share their computer screens to Livestream gameplays and other stuff with the whole world.

Everything looks fantastic up to this point which is a great aspect of the app. But several users sometimes face some issues regarding discord screen share no audio while sharing the screen. It affects their productivity and may even ruin the whole presentation. Well, if you’re facing the same issue, you don’t have to worry about it. We have written this post to solve the exact sound audio issue after spending hours collecting every bit of information about the topic. This in-detailed guide will educate you about several quick fixes to solve the issue.

What exactly is the problem?

As I mentioned earlier, the screen sharing option in discord is a very useful feature, especially for gamers for streaming and other professionals to show their work to their team. For your information, this feature was launched back in August 2017 and got its popularity in no time. In addition, the engagement between different people sky-rocketed due to this feature. But only ten people or coworkers, including you, can conduct a screen presentation at a time.

When we discovered this feature, we immediately tested it as we usually do in the case of every new technology—the experience was great. But when we share our reviews in our community group, we discovered that several users are facing no-audio issues when they present their screens. Hence, we decided to write an in-detailed article to help all such users. We have included several solutions so in case one doesn’t solve the issue, try the next one.

Discord screen share no audio: possible solutions?

Before heading into solving the issue, make sure to apply every possible one by one. Start from the 1st one, and gradually move to the 2nd, 3rd, or next one until the problem is resolved.

Restart discord

To restart the app, follow these simple steps in Windows.

Step 1: Click Ctrl + Alt + Delete from the keyboard to open up the Task Manager window.

Step 2: Select the Discord app from the window and End Task from the panel’s right-bottom.

Step 3: Re-Open the discord app and take an audio test.

The issues would be resolved. If not, try the next method: Restart your computer.

Restart your computer

Step 1: Click the Windows icon on the left-bottom of the display. 

Step 2: Click the Power Button and then the Restart icon.

Step 3: After restarting, open the discord app and test the audio.

If you’re still facing the same issue, follow the next method.

Reset Discord Voice settings

If you have tried the previous two methods, restart discord and restart your computer, but still facing the same issue, the next method will solve your issue. In this method, we have to reset the voice settings. This method will transform your customs settings into the default ones. In case, you have done some alterations without knowing their effects, this method will revive their outcomes so your users can listen to blocked audio. The steps include:

Step 1: Open the Discord app on your PC.

Step 2: Click the Settings icon in the left-bottom section.

Step 3: Select Voice & Video.

Step 4: After scrolling to the bottom, click the Reset Voice Settings option.

Step 5: Now, open the app and test the audio.

Use Legacy Audio subsystem

There are three types of audio systems that the discord app offers: Standard, Legacy, and Experimental. The default audio subsystem on any of the platforms like Windows, Mac, or mobile phones is set as Standard. In this method, we will try to resolve the no-audio issue by using the Legacy audio system instead of the default system. I hope the issue will resolve after trying this method. Follow the steps given below:

Step 1:  Open the app and click the Settings icon in the left-bottom section.

Step 2: Click the Settings icon in the left-bottom section.

Step 3: Select Voice & Video.

Step 4: Scroll down until you find the Audio Subsystem. Explore audio types by clicking the dropdown menu.

Step 5: Select Legacy through the menu; (Take some audio tests).

Update Discord app

Like the other apps, Discord’s developers continuously release updates to tackle any type of lags or bugs in the app. Sometimes, a few features inside the app are unavailable due to new updates. If you’re not hearing any type of audio while sharing the screen, chances are that you may have to update the app. Therefore, in this section of the article, we will look at some simple steps to upgrade the applications. Those include:

Step 1: Press the Windows button + R from the keyboard to open the Run dialog.  

Step 2: Enter %localappdata% and click OK, the first button on the panel.

Step 3: Open the Discord folder by double-clicking it.

Step 4: Now, double-click the Update.exe file—wait until the completion of the update process.

Step 5: Relaunch the Discord app and test the audio. 

I’m sure the issue of audio missing while presenting the screen in the Discord app would have been resolved up to this point. But if you’re still facing the same issue, you can take help from the next section.

Update audio drivers

The final step while finding the cure to the discord no-audio issue is by updating the system’s audio drivers. If all the above methods haven’t solved the issue, chances are that the computer’s drivers need to be updated. Just like the other methods given above, you can update drivers by following a simple set of rules. Those include:

Step 1: Open the Search Bar on the left-bottom of the Windows system.

Step 2: Type Device Manager into the search bar and open the Control Panel section.

Step 3: Click the Arrow which is on the left side of the Audio inputs and outputs.

Step 4: A new set of options will arrive. Double-click audio devices like HD Audio HDMI out.   

Step 5: Select the second option, Update Driver, to update the audio drivers.


Discord is one of the most famous instant messaging apps and social media platforms where you can do several productive activities. Firstly, you can interact with millions of people on the platform and share your thoughts with your family and friends on video and audio calls. Second and most importantly, you can meet up with your team if you work in any corporation and conduct a smooth meeting where everybody can share their screens to showcase their work. Everything seems good up to this point but few users often face discord screen share no audio issue while streaming and other uses.

This post is all about solving these issues by using a long list of methods. We have given and discussed six possible solutions to solve the no audio issue. You can apply each method one by one to end up successfully solving the issue. First of all, you have to start with restarting the app and computer then move toward resetting the discord voice settings, changing default audio to legacy audio, or updating the app. But if you’re still facing the same issue, the final step is to upgrade the older audio drivers with the new ones. In this way, you would be able to solve the core problem.

Zohaib Hassan
Zohaib Hassan is a staunch tech enthusiast and has been writing about his interactions with computers for years. He has been serving the PCIdeaz, GamingSilk, and BesTechReview as a content writer and manager along with experimenting and testing numerous tech masterpieces. Indeed, he often forgets about eating his spicy snacks when has his head on the computer screen.