Xbox Adds Support For Discord Voice Chat On Its Consoles

In a tweet, Xbox recently announced its partnership with Discord citing the long awaited arrival of Discord in the Xbox ecosystem.

Discord is one the largest communities providing voice chatting and texting features allowing you to communicate with people from all around the world. Discord is extremely famous amongst ‘Gamers‘, as it is their go-to platform for communication, say in a Warzone match or in a Minecraft SMP server. One of the best features offered by Discord is its endless possibilities for server formation.

Today, Xbox announced to introduce Discord voice chat in their Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles stating that Xbox gamers will now be able to chat with anyone on Discord through voice channels or group calls directly from their consoles. Consider this as a form of multi-platform communication. No longer will you need to use complicated methods just to communicate with your buddies.

Discord on Xbox | Microsoft

How to use Discord on your Xbox

In the words of Microsoft:

To get started, open the guide by pressing the Xbox button on your console, then go to Parties & chats and click Try Discord Voice on Xbox. You’ll see an option to scan a QR code. The QR code will take you to the Discord and Xbox apps to connect and set up a two-way link between your Discord account and Xbox. If you’ve previously linked your Discord account to your Xbox, you will have to re-link. To link your Discord account you must be at least 13 years old and other parental controls may apply. Learn more in the Discord Xbox Connection article.

 

As of now, this feature will only be available for select Xbox Insiders and it will expand as the weeks go on. This is a great move by Xbox enhancing their ecosystem’s experience because crossplay is only fun when you’re able to communicate with your teammates.

Discord can be considered as Xbox’s trump card and a feature that’ll give them the upper hand over Sony’s Playstation because Discord is not natively supported in the latter consoles.

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