How to Repair “Discord Screen Share Audio Not Working” Problem in Windows PC

If you can’t hear the sound when you share your screen via Discord, don’t worry. You’re not alone! Many Discord users have reported this very problem. The good news is that there are several known solutions.

But before you move on, check to see if you can hear sound from other apps or websites, such as YouTube. If all your other apps have sound, read on to find out how to fix the screen-sharing audio glitch in Discord.

What causes “Discord screen-sharing audio doesn’t work”?

  • A corrupt Discord cache and temporary file cache.
  • The problem can also be caused by a failed Discord update or a bug in the Discord app.
  • This is usually caused by incorrect audio settings or because your audio device was not selected as the default device.

How to solve the “Discord screen sharing audio not working” problem?


Update the audio driver

  1. Type devmgmt.MSC in the Run window and press Enter.
  2. Find your audio driver under Sound, Video, and Game Controllers.
  3. Then right-click on the audio driver and select Update Driver.
  4. Select Automatically check for driver updates and follow the instructions to complete the process.
  5. You can also download the latest audio driver from the manufacturer’s website.

Reinstall Discord

  1. Go to Control Panel -> Programs -> Uninstall a program.
  2. Under Programs and Features, right-click Discord and select Uninstall.
  3. Download Discord. Then open the downloaded file and follow the on-screen instructions to reinstall Discord.
  4. After reinstalling, run Discord and check to see if the problem has been resolved.

Add the program you want to share to Discord

  1. Start Discord and the target program you want to share with your friends.
  2. In Discord, click the Settings icon.
  3. In the left pane, select Game Activity. Then click Add in the right pane.
  4. Then select the target program and click Add Game.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can go to a game activity and add an app where the sound is not working properly when you share the screen. If the game/app already exists, try removing it from the list, add it again and see if the problem is resolved.

In some cases, the problem of no sound occurs when the game or app you are sharing is in full-screen mode. Because of the full-screen mode, the sound is not being transmitted properly in Discord. The solution to this problem is simple: just use a minimized window when sharing an app or game in Discord.

  1. Check the status of Discord.
  2. Launch Discord with administrator privileges.
  3. Exit full-screen mode.
  4. Turn off the "Newest technology" setting.
  5. Disable hardware acceleration.
  6. Add your game to the Discord activity.
  7. Update the application.
  8. Clear Discord cache data.