Discord voice chat is coming directly to your Xbox console in the near future. Today Discord has announced its plans to bring the long-awaited feature to the platform. It’s an interesting turn of events considering Sony just announced its partnership with Discord around a year ago. Which led to Discord integration with PlayStation earlier this year.
Although, it wasn’t for voice chat. It was simply for displaying what games you’re playing via PlayStation so your Discord friends could see. And while PlayStation’s version of Discord voice chat is probably being worked on, those who play on Xbox won’t have to wait much longer. In fact, it’ll be here sooner than you think.
Discord voice chat comes to Xbox later this year
There’s no specific release date yet, but the voice chat function is coming later this year. That being said, “later this year” refers to all players. And there’s actually a way to get access earlier than that. It’s officially coming today, July 20, for Xbox Insiders. So if you sign up to be an Xbox Insider or you are one already, you should have access to voice chat as of today.
Setup is easy
If you haven’t already done so, you will need to connect your Xbox account to your Discord account to get the integration benefits. You will also need to make sure the Xbox mobile app is installed on your smartphone. As this is needed to transfer the voice activity from Discord to the Xbox console.
From there, simply open a voice chat call in Discord using the mobile app, and there will be an option to transfer the voice call to your console through the Xbox mobile app. Confirm in the Xbox mobile app that you want to transfer the call. Then it’ll open up on your Xbox shortly after. Then you can play games on your console while chatting in Discord.
You’ll have to do this for every call individually each time you want to use it on Xbox. So unfortunately, you won’t just have the Discord app on Xbox and be able to see your channels and hop in a call like on mobile or desktop.
But any Discord voice chat on Xbox is better than none at all.