Xbox Discord integration now works, but without a dedicated app

Microsoft has officially announced this Xbox Discord integration has arrived on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One via Discord Voice. However, as designed in July when Discord voice chat was made available to Xbox Insiders, the process of getting Discord to work with an Xbox console is a bit cumbersome as it doesn’t work through a dedicated app.

How the Xbox Discord integration works

Xbox Discord integration

Here is a list of steps to follow if you want to join Discord voice channels with your friends on an Xbox console:

  1. First and foremost, you need to link your Discord account to your Xbox account in the Discord mobile app. Even if you have already linked them together, you need to link them again for this to work properly.
  2. Then you can enter a voice channel or call in the Discord mobile app.
  3. From there, transfer the call to your Xbox.

Keep in mind that the Discord integration has a lot of limitations here as it doesn’t have the same features as Xbox party chat. There’s no way to invite your friends to a game, switch to game chat, or view someone’s Xbox profile card.

You also can’t mix your Discord friends with your Xbox friends, even though they’re likely to overlap. You also can’t switch from one voice channel to another like you can with Discord; You must end the call, select another voice channel, and then transfer. Audio via the Discord voice channel also cannot be streamed over Xbox Live. If that sounds like a lot of limitations, you’re not wrong.

We’ll have to see how the PS5 Discord integration will compete as a dedicated app will be coming “in the coming months” according to our sister site PlayStation Lifestyle. Sony has a minority stake in Discord, so the app is expected to be solid.

Also, the Octopath Traveler 2 gameplay trailer and release date have been announced, and unfortunately, GoldenEye 007 on Xbox Game Pass will not have online multiplayer.

https://www.gamerevolution.com/news/714762-xbox-discord-integration-voice-dedicated-app Xbox Discord integration now works, but without a dedicated app

Emma Bowman

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