How To Fix Discord Screen Share Audio Not Working Issue

Discord is a popular VoIP application that is mainly used by gamers. What makes this the ideal choice for PC gamers is that it can run in a browser while allowing  you to change individual people’s mic levels and offering an overall lower-latency voice chat, which helps when talking to people across the globe. One of its  features is the Screen Share functionality which enables the users to share their screen with other players. Although this works well there are instances when certain issues can occur. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the Discord Screen Share audio not working issue.

Fixing the Screen Share audio not working on Discord

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

There are several factors that can cause this particular problem ranging from a corrupt audio driver to an application issue. Listed below are the recommended troubleshooting steps that you need to do to fix this problem.

Run Discord as an administrator

The first thing that you will need to do in this case is to give the application administrative access. This will allow it to use computer resources that it could not access with its current access level.

  • Press Windows + E to launch the File Explorer. Now navigate to the directory where Discord is installed on your computer. The default install location is inside Local Disk C’s Program Files.
  • Once you are in the installation directory, right-click on the application’s executable and select Properties.
  • Once in Properties, click on the Compatibility tab and check the option which says Run this program as an Administrator.
  • Press Apply to save changes and exit.

Run Discord then check if the Screen Share audio not working issue still occurs.

Add your activity

Normally, Discord can automatically detect the activity you are performing however there are cases when this does not happen. In this scenario the application will not be able to detect when you are screen sharing. To fix this you will need to add your activity.

  • Launch the Discord application and navigate to its Settings.
  • In the settings, click on the Entry of Games at the left navigation bar.
  • You can go to Game Activity and Add the application in which the audio is not sharing properly while sharing the screen. Once you add the application, you can easily focus on it using the application.

Check if the screen share audio issue still occurs.

Use push to talk

Discord can automatically detect whenever there is an audio activity and transmit it over the internet. Sometimes though this does not happen and in this situation you should try to use the push to talk feature.

  • Look for your username in the bottom left corner of the screen. Tap on the settings icon next to it.
  • Scroll down and tap on Voice & Video (Voice)
  • Click the box next to Push to Talk to enable this feature.

You can further configure this feature with the steps listed below.

  • Go to Settings and scroll down to the Keybinds section.
  • Tap on Add a Keybind (top-right corner).
  • Make sure you choose Push to Talk as the action. Once you’ve got that into place, click on Record Keybind and press the key that you want to use as a Push to Talk toggle. Hit Stop Recording to save your preference.
  • Go back to Settings > Voice ( Voice & Video). Directly under where you previously enabled Push to Talk, you should notice a little slider called Push to Talk Release Delay. This slider modifies the time taken by Discord to cut your voice signal after you release the Push to talk keybind.

Try to check if the screen share audio not working issue still occurs.

Reinstall the audio drivers

There are cases when a corrupted audio driver can cause this problem. If this is the culprit you will need to reinstall the audio drivers.

  • Press Windows + R
  • Type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
  • In the device manager, expand the category of Audio inputs and outputs.
  • Right-click on the sound hardware and select Uninstall device.
  • Right-click anywhere on the screen and select Scan for hardware changes.
  • The computer will not scan for any hardware not installed and will find the sound module. It will automatically install the default drivers.
  • Once the default drivers are installed, restart your computer

If the issue still occurs then try to update your audio drivers.

  • Press Windows + R
  • Type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
  • In the device manager, expand the category of Audio inputs and outputs.
  • Right-click on the sound hardware and select update driver.

Try checking if the Discord Screen Share audio not working issue still occurs.

Check the audio settings

  • Type “Microphone privacy settings” in the search box and open the Windows settings returned in the results. properly.
  • Make sure that the option for Allow apps to access your microphone is turned On.
  • Make sure that Discord its access turned on.
  • Save changes and exit.

Check if the audio issue still occurs.

Reinstall Discord

In case the above steps fails to fix the problem then you should reinstall Discord.

  • Press Windows + R
  • Type “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box and press Enter.
  • Once in the application manager, search for the entry of Discord. Right-click on it and select Uninstall.
  • Restart your computer
  • Go to https://discordapp.com/download
  • Download and install the discord app.

Check if the screen share audio problem still occurs.