All Xbox Series X|S players now have access to Discord Voice, which was originally available exclusively to Xbox Insider Program subscribers.
Discord Voice introduces a new way to chat with your friends on your Xbox Series X|S console. As detailed in Xbox Wire official post (opens in new tab)You can join voice chats in all your groups by linking your Discord account to your console while gaming on the couch.
Discord Voice was originally released to Xbox Insiders in July, but is now available to all Xbox players, the feature clearly hasn’t needed much more time in the oven.
The addition of Discord Voice to Xbox means you no longer have to go through the console’s own chat system. It also widens the range of people you can chat with, given the availability of Discord on PC and mobile devices.
To get started, you’ll need to link the Discord app and link your Xbox-linked Microsoft account, even if you’ve done that in the past.
With Discord open, tap the ‘User Settings’ gear and find the ‘Connections’ submenu. Tap the Xbox logo found in the ‘Connect your accounts’ section and follow the instructions to connect your Xbox and Discord accounts.
Why use Discord Voice on Xbox?
Having access to Discord on Xbox will be more than just a fun addition. This will expand the number of people you can chat with on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One by making your Discord groups available on console.
This is fantastic news if you regularly play with friends in a crossplay environment. Let’s say you play crossplay-enabled games like Fall Guys, Rocket League, or Call of Duty: Warzone, but your friends play on other systems. With the Discord Voice integration, you can start a party on your Xbox console for others to join via the Discord app.
It’s still puzzling why Sony couldn’t get Discord integration on the PS5 in the first place. Both companies entered into a partnership that seemed to imply that they were working on a voice chat solution first. Now that it’s on Xbox, Discord is expected to be able to bring its voice chat to the PS5 and Nintendo Switch soon for an even more seamless crossplay experience.