How To Fix Stuttering Screen Share On Discord

How To Fix Stuttering Screen Share On Discord

Are you trying to get the Discord screen share or stream to be smoother?

Do you want to stop your streaming audio or video from lagging, stuttering, or generally improve your stream quality on Discord?

If yes, then you are not alone as a lot of Discord users have been complaining of stutter or lagging while streaming on Discord, especially with PC or desktops.

Streaming on Discord nowadays comes with a lot of issues, from invalid broadcast errors to other freezing issues.

The good news is that most of these issues or errors have fixes that are available all over the internet and this guide is one of them.

In this guide, you will learn how to fix the stuttering or lagging issue while streaming or screen-sharing on Discord with your PC or desktop.

How to Fix Stuttering Screen Share or Streaming on Discord

If while you are streaming or screen-sharing on Discord with your PC, the video or audio stutters or lags, then it means that something is wrong and it needs to be fixed.

To fix this, you will need to go to the advanced display settings on your Desktop and change the ‘Refresh rate’ to a much more compatible one, usually the highest rate in the dropdown list.

Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open your Discord on your PC and start streaming.

Step 2: While still streaming, move your cursor to the bottom right edge corner of your screen and click on it, this will take you to the desktop (where all the app shortcuts are).

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Step 3: On your desktop, right-click anywhere; a list of options should appear.

Fix Stuttering Screen Share or Streaming on Discord

Desktop > Right-click > Display settings

Step 4: From the options, click on “Display settings” and a window with the heading: “Display” will pop up.

Step 5: Once on the “Display” window, scroll to the end; find “Advanced display settings” and click on it.

Step 6: After clicking on “Advanced display settings” a new window should pop up again with a new list of options including “Display adaptor properties for Display 1”, click on that.

Display adaptor properties for Display 1 screenshot windows 10

Step 7: Next, click on “Monitor” and then from the “Screen refresh rate:” select the highest ‘Hertz’ rate from the dropdown list and then click on “Ok” to save and then go back to the game stream.

Hertz settings windows 10

Display Settings > Advanced display settings > Display adaptor properties for Display 1 > Monitor


Discord screen-sharing AKA streaming is one of the nicest perks of the app.

Users can stream games live, watch movies with their friends, and even do other activities in the app for almost free.

So it is not uncommon for one to encounter issues or errors while screen-sharing or streaming on Discord, most of the errors are usually fixable.

Once you have increased the screen refresh rate (Hertz) of your desktop you can go back to streaming without issues on Discord.

Additional Reading:

How To Fix White Screen When Streaming On Discord 

How To Fix Discord Saying I’m Playing A Game, Even After Closing It

How To Fix Call Window Not Auto-Changing Size On Discord

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.