How To Get & Use Discord on PS5 in 2023 [No PC Needed!]

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Updated March 13, 2023

What is a much more fun way of communicating with your friends than hearing their voices? Seeing them wherever they are is even better! Whether you are playing call of duty or GTA V, securing your seat on a voice or video channel will take your gaming experience to another level.

Discord is application software that makes all this a reality! It is built specifically to aid in communicating over voice, text, and video while online. You can send and receive messages seamlessly with Discord and get to hang out with your friends across the world when logged in to the app.

How To Get And Use Discord on PS5

Just like zoom, you will need a stable internet connection and some headsets to get the best audio-visual quality from the app. Gamers can now chat and join live gaming lobbies and parties by simply logging in on Discord.

The app is available on Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, and even iOS. The question that arises today is whether you need your PC to be able to use Discord on your PS5.

Can You Use Discord on PS5?

Yes, since March 8, 2023, Discord voice chat is available for PS5 as announced on Discord’s website. Now PS5 users are able to use voice chat through Discord on their PlayStation 5. Prior to this, some users were able to test out the Beta version of Discord that became available on February 2023.

Playstation Tweet Announcing Discord Beta for PS5

If you have a Nintendo Switch, then check out how to use Discord on the Switch.

How To Use Discord On PS5

1. Update Your PS5

You’ll need to make sure your PS5 is up to date because otherwise, you won’t be able to use Discord on it.

If you have automatic updates enabled, you should have the latest version, but if you want to make sure you can do a manual update too.

You can do a manual update on PS5 by following the following steps:

  1. Open PS5 Settings

    Open PS5 Settings
  2. Go to “System”

  3. Click on “System Software”

  4. Click on “System Software Update and Settings”

  5. Click on “Update System Software”

  6. Click on “Update Using Internet”

  7. Confirm by clicking “Update”

    Update PS5

2. Give Permission to Discord

By default PS5 privacy settings are configured in a way that will prevent others from seeing your activities.

Discord requires this setting to be changed so it can work as expected, so make sure to set the correct permissions to use Discord on PS5 by doing the following:

  1. Open PS5 Settings again

  2. Go to “Users and Accounts”

  3. Click on “Privacy”

    Privacy Setting on PS5
  4. Click on “View and Customize Your Privacy Settings”

    View and Customize Your Privacy Settings on PS5
  5. Scroll down to “Your Activity”

    Your Actity Setting on PS5
  6. Select “Anyone” on “Who can see your online status and what you’re currently playing”

    Give Discord Permissions to Access Voice Chat on PS5

Linking your PlayStation and Discord accounts will not only allow you to use voice chat on the PS5 but also allow your friends to see what you are playing.

To link Discord and PS5 do the following:

  1. Go to Users and Accounts

  2. Go to Linked Services

    Linked Services on PS5
  3. Click on Discord

    Linked Services > Discord on PS5
  4. Click on Link Account

    Click on Link Account to Link Discord and PS5
  5. Click on Accept and Continue

    Accept Link Discord and PS5
  6. A QR and a digital code will appear on the screen

    QR and Digital Code to Link Discord With PS5
  7. Use the camera in your phone to scan the QR code

    Access PS5 from Discord Using a QR Code
    Authorise Discord to Link With PS5 - Step 2

    A success message will appear when complete.

    Success Message After Linking Discord With PS5

Do you still play games on your old PS4? Check out how to use Discord on PS4!

4. Join Discord Channel With PS5

Now that you’ve linked both services you should make sure to select PS5 when joining a voice chat from the Discord app on your phone.

Follow these steps to transfer Discord voice chats to the PS5:

  1. Select the Discord server you want to join

  2. Select the voice chat you want to join

  3. Scroll Up instead of clicking on “Join Voice”.

    Scroll Up The On Discord Chat to Join With PS5
  4. Click on “Transfer to Playstation”

    Click on Transfer to Playstation to open Discord on PS5
  5. Make sure to Select your PS5 console

    Select Your PS5 Console on Discord Chat
  6. A message will appear on the PS5 confirming you’ve joined Discord Voice Chat

    Message PS5 Confirming Join With Discord
  7. Now you’ll be able to control Discord directly from PS5 and do things like mute players, control their volume, or change the balance between the game and the audio chat.

    Control Discord From PS5

Configure Voice Chat Settings for Discord on PS5

You can configure voice chat settings for Discord from your PS5 by doing the following:

  1. Press the PS button

    Access Discord from PS5 PS Button
  2. Go to your Parties

    Joined Parties Discord PS5
  3. Select your joined party

    Joined Parties Discord PS5

There you’ll find multiple options:

Voice Chat Settings PS5 for Discord

These will allow you to:

  • Control Audio Balance

  • Mute / Unmute all voice chats

  • Access Voice Chat Settings

To access advanced voice chat settings click on the three dots and then select “Voice Chat Settings”:

More Voice Chat Settings PS5 for Discord

A list with more settings will appear with more settings:

Advanced Voice Chat Settings PS5 for Discord