Discord voice chat is now available on Xbox

After a couple months of testing via the Xbox Insider program, Discord voice chat is now ready and rolled out for all Xbox Series console users. The feature was first made available earlier in July, allowing users to connect to their friends and communities on the popular team speak application.

Xbox Discord Integration Tweet: https://twitter.com/Xbox/status/1569688212657807361?s=20&t=Lz8b7AoGh3lTYWZyNolgCQ

“With this update, you can now chat with anyone on Discord via voice channels or group calls directly from your console, making it easy to connect with friends across mobile, Xbox, and PC.” So goes a post on Xbox Wire from Xbox product manager Eric Voreis. “This means that you will be able to see who is in the call and speaking while you are playing on your console. You’ll also be able to adjust the sound and switch between Discord Voice and Xbox game chat while you play all your favorite games.”

It sounds like not a lot has changed since the last time the feature was discussed. As before, you’ll still need to fiddle with your phone to connect both Discord and Xbox accounts together

First, you’ll need to open up Discord on your phone, go through settings, add a connection, and choose to add Xbox as one of your accounts linked on Discord. Once that’s done, you should then go through the Xbox App on your phone and check to see if your Discord account has been linked with it. Relinking the Discord account from the Xbox App may help if you’ve run into some trouble, but otherwise this setup may be better than needing to keep your phone close by for those online sessions with friends. 

Xbox voice chat
Image Sample from Xbox Wire

Discord has been pretty much an essential tool I’ve used for most gaming sessions with folks both overseas and close by and it’s offered great ease of use with access to niche communities that allow folks of the same interest to share, collaborate and coordinate with each other. The best part about it is that if in-game voice chat fails, Discord’s there as a back-up. Now that it’s integrated with Xbox, I just can’t help but say that “It’s all coming together.”