Are you getting the “invalid broadcast session” error on Discord?
Do you get this error when you want to watch a stream or screen-share on the Discord app using your PC, phone, or iPad?
The full error message is: “Live Broadcast to Discord has stopped due to: Attempted to start an invalid broadcast session” and almost every Discord has experienced this issue at least once.
These glitches happen from time to time on Discord and one of the major causes is usually because your app is not up to date or there are some conflicting settings you may have made mistakenly in the Discord app.
In this post, you will learn how to fix the invalid broadcast session on Discord and why this error occurs.
How to Fix the Invalid Broadcast Session Error on Discord
To fix this invalid broadcast session on Discord, you will need to turn on a certain feature under “Voice & Video” in the “Settings”.
But you may need to make sure that your Discord is updated to the latest version.
Unfortunately, this fix may only work on different devices Ex. phones to PC.
For a fix that would work for the same kind of devices (Ex. phone to phone), you may need to make sure that both parties have an up-to-date Discord app.
And for PC-to-PC streaming, this fix can work as long this setting is enabled in both systems.
1. Update the Discord app
This part is for mobile phone users and it is for all the parties involved.
Go to the App Store and update your Discord app to the latest version.
Re-launch the app and then try screen sharing again.
2. Enable “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.”
If you are trying to stream or screen-share on a PC-to-PC connection, enabling the “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.” feature under “Voice & Video” in “Settings” can fix the invalid broadcast session error on Discord.
However, for this fix to work, every party involved has to enable the feature too, and also as at the time of writing this guide, this feature is only available to PC users.
Here’s how to do this:
- Go to “Settings” on your device and scroll to “App Settings”, select “Voice & Video”.
- Scroll to find the “OpenH264 Video Codec provided by Cisco Systems, Inc.” feature and enable it.
3. Send report feedback to Discord support
If you have tried all of the above and this issue persists you will have no other choice than to send feedback with your complaint to Discord support.
You can submit a request here, they almost usually respond to you in 24 hours or less.
Discord is a very fun app that has become very popular over the years, it is an instant messaging app where you can stream, video chat, and even make calls and all of these are for free.
However, when an error occurs, it kind of beats the user’s expectations of the app.
The invalid broadcast session error has been reported by a lot of Discord users, according to them it mostly occurs when someone tries to join their stream or screen-share, they suddenly get kicked out of the stream.
This is a very annoying glitch that can hinder your usage of the Discord app, however, if you follow the steps in this guide you will be able to fix this issue and get back to enjoying Discord.