Is Discord coming to PlayStation? How to link accounts & release date
PlayStation users are eager to find out when exactly the Discord feature will be arriving in the Store, which will allow players to connect across various platforms, and here’s everything that we know.
Cross-platform availability has become such a huge deal in the gaming industry within the last few years, with titles such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends, and Destiny 2, allowing those on PC, Xbox, PlayStation, and even Stadia to connect.
Discord has made it easy for players to connect and showcase the type of games they’re playing via online status. After a partnership between Discord and PlayStation was revealed back in back May 2021, players can now link their PSN accounts to Discord.
- PlayStation Discord release date
- How to link your PlayStation & Discord accounts
- Is Discord app coming to PlayStation?
PlayStation Discord account linking release date & available consoles
As of January 31, some players are able to link their Discord to their PlayStation consoles. The release is a gradual one and you may want to verify if it’s available in your region as of now.
For those wondering which PlayStation consoles it will be available on, rest assured both PS4 and PS5 owners can utilize the new feature.
How to link your PlayStation & Discord accounts
Follow these simple steps to connect your Discord account to PSN:
- Open Discord and go to the User Settings and click Connections.
- Select the PlayStation logo.
- Sign into your PSN account via the new window.
- Once signed in, you will find two new options on your Connections page: Display on Profile or Display PlayStation Network as your status. If toggled on, you can show your Discord friends what games you’re playing.
Discord also suggests that you enter your PSN privacy settings and ensure that your PSN Online Status and Now Playing options are “visible to anyone” or Discord will not be able to see them.
Is Discord App coming to PlayStation?
According to a report from gaming news outlet ‘eXputer,’ Sony is planning to integrate Discord Voice Chat in the “coming months.” This will allow players to voice chat directly through the app that connects to the PlayStation.
The integration is said to happen during Version 7.00, which industry insider Tom Henderson claims will release on March 8, 2023. This is great for those on platforms other than PlayStation, as they will be able to use Discord similarly to how the friends tab on PlayStation and Xbox works.
Further, as Discord acts as a place for those with the same interests to connect, PlayStation players looking for more friends to play certain games with would be able to use the app to discover new players.
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