How to stream iPad on Discord for Procreate and other apps! [2 methods explained]

Looking to know how to stream iPad on Discord! From digital artists working on Procreate to gamers trying to stream iPad games on Discord, this guide will help you stream your iPad apps to Discord.

I will explain two methods that you can use to stream your iPad on Discord! The pros and cons of both methods will help you decide which method to choose. Using the methods described below, you can stream your favorite iPad apps like Procreate to Discord.

How to Stream iPad on Discord? – 2 Methods Explained

You can stream your iPad on Discord by directly broadcasting or by using streaming software like OBS, Streamlabs, etc. from your PC/ Mac.

Let us look at both methods to stream iPad on Discord and understand their pros and cons. I will also explain both methods in detail with step-by-step instructions.

  • Method 1 – Stream iPad on Discord directly
  • Method 2 – Stream iPad to PC /Mac using OBS

Here’s a brief summary of both methods. Listed also are the pros and cons which will help you decide which method to go with.

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Method 1 – Stream iPad on Discord directly

You can use the in-built screen recorder functionality on your iPad to broadcast apps like Procreate to Discord. To do that you will have to go to the control center on your iPad and enable “Screen recording” press and hold to start the broadcast.

Method 2 – Stream iPad to PC /Mac using OBS

You can stream your iPad on Discord using streaming software like OBS or Streamlabs from a PC / Mac. To do that you will need to cast your iPad screen to your PC/ Mac, capture it on OBS, and stream it to Discord.

Pros and Cons of both methods on how to stream iPad on Discord!

Pros and ConsMethod 1
Stream iPad on Discord directly
Method 2
Stream iPad to PC /Mac using OBS
Pros– Light setup
– An easy and quick way to stream
– Various customization options including webcam
– Greater control on streams
Cons– No customization
– Lack of control
– More software and hardware required
– Can be tricky to setup
Pros and cons of methods: How to stream iPad on Discord

Now, Let us look at both methods in detail to know how to stream iPad on Discord.

Method 1 – Stream iPad on Discord directly

Step 1 – Create a new Discord server or go to the server where you want to stream

  1. Go to the Discord channel, where you want to stream or create a new server for people to join on your iPad
  2. We will start by creating a new server where people can find your stream
  3. Open Discord and go to the “+” icon at the bottom left corner to start a new server
Pointing to the plus sign to create a new server on Discord
Create a new server on Discord
  1. Give the server a name and tap “Create Server”, then invite your friends
Dialog box to enter name of Discord server
Name Discord server
  1. Go to the server you created or the server where you want to stream any app like -Procreate, any game, etc.
  2. Go to the “Voice Channels” and tap the General icon to start a voice call
arrow pointing towards general section to start voice channel in Discord
Start a voice call in the general section

Step 2 – Start a Discord server voice call and share your screen

  1. Start the voice call by tapping the “Join Voice” button. This will start a voice channel on the server
arrow pointing to join voice in discord
Join voice in the Discord channel
  1. Once you start the voice channel, you can see the option to invite your friends. Send invites to your friends so that they can join
  2. Swipe up the menu bar to find the share your screen option in the extended menu
arrow to show where to swipe for discord voice extended menu
Swipe up for menu in the Discord call
  1. Select the “Share your screen” option from the menu bar, and a pop-up with the screen broadcast menu would appear
find share your screen option in Discord
Tap “Share your Screen”

Step 3 – Start your Broadcast on Discord and switch to your preferred app like Procreate to share

  1. Once you see the screen broadcast menu with the Discord icon, tap below to start the broadcast
Tapping start broadcast in iPad to stream on Discord
Tap to start broadcast
  1. You will be live when the broadcast is turned on and your iPad screen would then be shared on your Discord Channel
  2. You can switch over to your preferred app like Procreate in this example to stream
image explaining to switch to Procreate after screen sharing
Stream Procreate on Discord: Switch to Procreate after the screen share

Step 4 – Share your Discord Livestream with friends (steps your friends and audience would follow)

  1. Once you start streaming, a “LIVE” icon would appear beside your name, and your friends and audience on the server can click the “Watch Stream” icon to view your live stream
where to find Watch stream in discord
Watch the stream on Discord
  1. Voila, your stream is now visible to your Discord friends. Happy sharing and enjoy your stream
Discord screen when screensharing
Discord iPad screen share: How it looks in Discord when streaming

Method 2 – Stream iPad to PC /Mac using OBS

To stream iPad to PC using streaming software like OBS, first, you will need to stream your iPad screen to OBS then use it to capture the cast and stream it to Discord.

Download the latest version of OBS here.

Step 1 – Capture iPad screen using OBS

To stream iPad screen to OBS, first, you will need to cast your iPad screen on a PC or Mac and then capture using OBS. Visit the highlighted link where I have explained the step-by-step method for streaming to Twitch that is applicable to Discord as well.

Step 2 – Enable preview mode on OBS

  1. Right-click on the OBS display and select the “Windowed Projector (Preview)”
Right click options displayed on OBS
Stream iPad to PC: Right-click on OBS to find “Windowed Projector”
  1. This will show the OBS output on a small windowed screen, any changes in the OBS screen would be reflected on the preview as well
windowed projector preview display on OBS
Stream iPad to PC: Windowed Projector preview mode screen

Step 3 – Start screen share on Discord

  1. On your PC, go to your preferred channel in Discord and start a voice call in the general section
Discord general section for voice calls
Stream iPad to PC: Go to the General voice channel
  1. Look at the bottom, after you start the voice call to find the “Share your Screen” option
share your screen button on Discord
Stream iPad to PC: Share your Screen on Discord

Step 4 – Select “Windowed Projector” from the screen share options

  1. Click on “Share your Screen” which will open the pop-up menu where you can select the application /window to share
  2. Go to the “Window” tab in the pop-up menu and select the OBS “Windowed Projector” from there
windowed projector highlighted on screen share options in discord
Stream iPad to PC: Select windowed projector on Discord screen share options
  1. Start your screen share, now you are live, and your OBS screen is visible to your audience. Happy Streaming!

FAQs

How to stream Procreate on Discord?

Since Procreate is an iPad app, you can either stream Procreate directly from your iPad or screen mirror your iPad screen to a PC /Mac and capture using OBS. Both methods are mentioned above, which you can use to stream on Discord.

Can I speak while streaming on Discord?

Since it’s a voice call on Discord. You will be able to speak to your friends through Discord. However the app music may not be directly picked from the iPad, an external or in-built speaker might help.