Discord is one of the leading apps that offers cross-platform support across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Even though it is the first choice for gamers to connect online, it does not have a PlayStation app yet. That is bound to change in the coming months as Sony announced its partnership with Discord last year. A native Discord app for PlayStation is currently in the works. For those who can’t wait to use Discord on their PlayStation, here is a quick guide on how to use Discord on your PlayStation 4 and PS5.
Here’s how you can use discord on Playstation 4 or PS5
Step 1: Launch PlayStation Party on your PS5 and select a friend to send a message.
Step 2: Type ‘www.discord.com’ and send it as a message to your friend. If you’re using a PS4 simply access www.discord.com from the web browser. Since PS5 does not have a native web browser you can access, you need to send the discord link as a message and then click on it on the chat. PS5 will then open the webpage on the browser.
Step 3: From the webpage select ‘Open Discord in your Browser’ and enter your login credentials.
Step 4: Once you’re logged in you will be able to read and send messages on Discord.
How to link your PlayStation account to your Discord.
Step 1: Open the Discord app on your smartphone.
Step 2: Go to your profile and select ‘Connections’.
Step 3: Tap on ‘Add’ at the top-right corner of the screen.
Step 4: Select ‘PlayStation Network’.
Step 5: Sign in to your PSN account.
Step 6: After you’ve signed in you can choose to display your PSN activity and game activity status on your Discord profile. Anyone that clicks on your profile will be able to see your PSN account and the game you’re currently playing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a way to use all Discord functions on PlayStation?
You can use Discord for voice chat on your PS4 or PS5 but it can get quite expensive. You will need to purchase an Astro MixAmp ($189 on Amazon) and set up a cross-connection between your PlayStation and PC. Once that is done, you will be able to use Discord chat while using your PS.
When will the Discord app come to PlayStation?
Ever since Sony announced its investment and partnership with Discord, there have been talks of launching a Discord app for PlayStation. For now, you can only link your PSN account to your Discord profile. But PlayStation users may finally be able to use Discord on their console by March 2023.
Is there an alternative to Discord on PlayStation?
While there is no alternative to Discord that offers cross-platform support, you can use PartyChat to add more users to your PSN.