Discord Streaming - Go Live Available From the 15'th of August
Discord has been trying to diversify its utility for some time, launching its own game store, and now its own video streaming service.
The new feature is called Go Live and will work entirely within the existing application. It's not meant to allow you to stream to Youtube or Twitch, but directly to the voice channels on an existing Discord server.
Go Live will not become an alternative for the previously mentioned services, since it is limited to only ten simultaneous viewers, due to high bandwidth requirements for such a service. Those who are subscribed to Discord Nitro will not have the option to increase the limit, but will have access to a higher bitrate.
Go Live acts like an expansion for the already available screen share feature, extending this feature from only one user to up to 10 users that can view your screen. The quality of the streams will vary based on the user’s account level, starting with basic users that will be capped at 720p, reaching up to 4K streaming for Nitro users. Higher quality streams will be also available but much later and only for boosted serves.
Go Live will not have webcam support though, and users will only be able to stream games when Discord detects a user being in a game.
The feature will be available from August 15, only for the Windows version of Discord. MacOs or Linux users will only be able to view the content, and this is only through the version in Discord's web browser.
Thus, those who want to make a live stream just for their friends will have a private and comfortable place for streaming. And those who want to try out their host talents will be able to use the function in a safe and isolated place, before jumping to services where they might be seen by someone else.