You are wondering whether it is possible to stream HBO Max on Discord without a hitch. The answer is YES.
But, before we start explaining the steps, we must tell you that you can't stream HBO Max on Discord's mobile apps (iOS and Android), and that is due to DRM limitations. On the other hand, you can easily share your screen on Discord mobile.
Important Reminder: It is kind of illegal to do it because even though Discord allows users to add more people to their Live streams, they should not stream HBO Max as it violates their privacy policies.
Anyways, if you decide to proceed with this, we share all the steps you need to take, without the problem of “no sound” or “black screen” on Discord.
All it takes is adding the extension to your web browser and sharing it with your crew.
In order to stream HBO Max on Discord, you need to operate on two fronts, meaning, to adjust some settings in the web browser you are using as well as in your Discord app.
Anyways, it all starts with installing the Discord app on your computer, so the steps go like this
Quick Note: If you don't have Discord Nitro, the max resolution you'll be able to stream is 720p at 30fps. If you want to stream HBO Max at 1080p/ 60 fps, you'll need a Discord Nitro subscription.
It might occur that while trying to stream HBO Max on Discord, you'll see a black screen, and if you don't want to see a black screen, you must turn off the hardware acceleration in your browser.
To disable hardware acceleration on Google Chrome.
If you are streaming HBO Max on Mozilla Firefox;
Open a Mozila Firefox browser > 'Settings' > select 'General' > under Performance, uncheck 'Use recommended performance settings' < uncheck 'Use hardware acceleration when available'.
If you are streaming HBO Max on Microsoft Edge;
Open a Microsoft Edge browser > 'Settings' > scroll down to 'System' < toggle off 'Use hardware acceleration when available.
And you are ready and done with all the steps. Now, your HBO Max will begin broadcasting on your Discord channel with no black screen and with a sound, just like you wanted.
Another Bonus: How to screen share xBox on Discord.
Make sure you clear all the cache of your browser as well as on Discord to not be disrupted in your showtime. Also, keep in mind that you need a stable internet connection for this to work properly.
Did you know that you can also stream Netflix on Discord?! - this is also possible, and we have the right guide on how to do it.