Even though Xbox Live’s chat service is quite robust, there are times when you’d prefer a separate service with additional features: enter Discord. Discord is available on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and Linux. You can also use it in your browser.
The Discord app is free to download, and you can create as many servers as you want. Servers are like chat rooms: they’re where you and your friends hang out. You can join public servers or create your server and invite friends.
Discord’s voice chat, video support, rich-media voice, and configurable server roles give you more control over who may join your game and at what point in time.
This article will show you how to connect to your Discord account and use it on your Xbox One.
What Happens When You Link Discord to Xbox One?
While integrating Xbox and Discord profiles may be fun, Xbox Discord connectivity is very limited. Since the app has been accessible on Xbox One for more than three years, it’s impossible to predict when things will improve. For the time being, this cross-platform Discord integration can only show you what your Xbox One friends are playing.
There is a lot more Discord can do for you on PC, but this is just a small example of what it can do for you and your friends. A major oversight was the absence of cross-platform voice messages when Microsoft first introduced the service on Xbox.
When it comes to Discord’s popularity, communication is the most important factor. The Xbox One’s Discord integration isn’t a must-have without that feature and parties and groups.
For the time being, this new cross-platform connectivity allows you to see what games your friends are playing on Xbox One from within the Discord software on your PC or mobile device.
How to Use Discord on Xbox One
The linking process for using Discord on Xbox One is extremely simple. You may use the Discord app for Mac and PC and the Discord mobile app for iPhone and Android smartphones on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S consoles. Here’s how to use Discord on Xbox.
Start by creating a Discord account, which is simple and cost-free. As long as you enter your real email address, Discord will be able to authenticate your account. All of this can be done on Discord’s website or through mobile and desktop apps.
After that, you’ll have to link your accounts. You must go to your Xbox One and choose the Gamertag from the upper left-hand corner of your screen to link your accounts together.
Under the Home and System menus, select Settings, then account. You’ll be prompted to enter your Xbox passkey when you pick Linked social accounts from that menu.
Head into the Discord official app and select “User Settings” the gear icon on the lower-left corner. Select Connections and then Add from the drop-down menu. Then select the Xbox logo.
A PIN will appear on your TV screen when you do this. Enter it into the Discord app, and it will link your accounts instantly. You’ll be able to talk with your friends and stream games on Xbox once you’ve entered the correct information.
That’s it! Your accounts are now linked, and you can view your Xbox Live friends that are also using Discord on their PC or smartphone devices.
Will Discord Come to Xbox?
It’s hard to say. The app has been available on Xbox One for over three years now, and Microsoft has been pretty tight-lipped about the possibility of expanding Discord’s unique features on the console. Moreover, Microsoft may be working on adding official support for Discord as part of their efforts to make using the console as simple and user-friendly as possible.
If you’re hoping for party chat or group voice chat features, you might be waiting a while. Microsoft store has its own party chat system built into the Xbox One, so it’s possible that they’re not interested in adding Discord’s features to the console.
It’s also possible that Microsoft is waiting for Discord to add more features to its app before expanding the integration on Xbox One. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see.