How to Use Discord on Xbox: A Comprehensive Guide
Discord, the popular voice chatting platform, has finally made its way to the Xbox ecosystem, allowing players to connect their accounts and enjoy all its features directly from their Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles. This integration is a game-changer for Xbox gamers who have always wanted to communicate with their friends via Discord. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of linking your Xbox account to Discord and show you how to use Discord voice chat on your Xbox console.
Connecting Your Xbox Account to Discord
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To get started, you’ll need to connect your Xbox account to Discord. Even if you’ve connected them before, it’s recommended to do it again to ensure you have granted access to all the new permissions required for accessing the Voice feature on your Xbox console. Follow these steps to link your Xbox account to Discord:
- Login to Discord from a Different Device: You can use a PC, mobile client, or visit the official Discord website.
- Access User Settings: Once logged in, go to your User Settings and click on the Connections tab.
- Click on the Xbox Icon: Look for the Xbox icon and click on it to proceed with the account linking process.
- Log in with Your Microsoft Account: A window will pop up asking you to log in with your Microsoft account details.
- Authorize and Continue: After logging in, click on the “Authorize and Continue” option to complete the account linking process.
Congratulations! You have successfully linked your Xbox and Discord accounts. Now let’s explore how to connect your Discord account from your Xbox console.
Connecting Your Discord Account from Your Xbox Console
To fully utilize Discord on your Xbox console, you need to connect your Discord account. Follow these steps to do it:
- Access Settings: Boot up your console and press the Xbox button on your controller. From the Profile & System menu, go to Settings.
- Navigate to Linked Social Accounts: In the Settings menu, click on Account and then select “Linked social accounts.”
- Link Your Discord Account: Under the Not Linked section, locate the Discord tile and select Link. Follow the prompts to connect your Discord and Xbox accounts.
Great! You have successfully connected your Discord account to your Xbox console. Now let’s move on to transferring your Discord voice call to your Xbox console.
Transferring Your Discord Voice Call to Xbox Console
Transferring your Discord voice call to your Xbox console allows you to seamlessly communicate with your friends while gaming. To transfer your Discord voice call, you’ll need the Xbox mobile app. Here’s how to do it:
- Download the Xbox Mobile App: Download and install the Xbox mobile app on your phone.
- Link Your Console to Your Phone: Once installed, follow the onscreen steps to link your console to your phone using the Xbox mobile app.
- Join a Discord Voice Channel: Open the Discord app on your mobile device or PC and join a voice channel.
- Select “Join on Xbox”: From the voice channel, select the “Join on Xbox” option.
- Transfer Audio: The Xbox mobile app will automatically open, and you’ll see the option to “Transfer Audio.” Simply plug in your headset to your Xbox console, and you’re ready to go.
By following these steps, you can easily transfer your Discord voice call to your Xbox console and enjoy uninterrupted communication with your gaming buddies.
Joining Discord Voice Channels Directly from Your Xbox
The latest November update brings enhanced integration between Discord and Xbox consoles, allowing you to join Discord voice channels directly from your console’s interface. Here’s how to do it:
- Link Your Discord Account: Make sure your Discord account is linked to your Xbox account.
- Open the Guide: Open the guide on your Xbox console by pressing the Xbox button.
- Scroll to Parties & Chats: Navigate to the Parties & Chats section in the guide.
- Select Discord: Click on the Discord option to view all available servers.
- Choose a Discord Server: Scroll through your Discord servers and select the one you wish to join.
With this new integration, you can easily join Discord voice channels directly from your Xbox console, eliminating the need for transferring calls from your mobile or PC. Additionally, Xbox Series X|S consoles now feature a noise suppression feature for Discord voice, ensuring clearer audio during your gaming sessions. If you prefer to keep the background audio on, you can disable noise suppression in the Discord call options.
Reporting and Muting on Discord through Your Xbox
As with any online communication platform, there may be instances where you encounter inappropriate behavior or content. Xbox provides a fast and easy way to report fellow Discord users directly from your console. Here’s how to do it:
- Open the Guide: Press the Xbox button on your controller to open the guide.
- Go to Parties & Chats: Navigate to the Parties & Chats section in the guide.
- Select the Discord Voice Channel: Choose the Discord voice channel you want to report or mute.
- Access the Option List: In the “Discord roster” window, highlight the user you want to report or mute and press the A button to open the option list.
- Reporting or Muting: To report, select Report, choose a reason, and submit. To mute, select Mute.
By following these steps, you can ensure a safe and enjoyable Discord experience on your Xbox console.
Discord’s integration with Xbox consoles opens up a whole new world of communication possibilities for gamers. By linking your Xbox and Discord accounts, you can seamlessly join Discord voice channels, transfer calls to your Xbox console, and enjoy clear and uninterrupted communication with your friends while gaming. Remember to follow the steps outlined in this guide to connect your accounts and make the most out of Discord on your Xbox. Happy gaming and chatting!