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Discord is a free voice and text chat application for gamers. It has over 100 million users worldwide. The service allows users to create their own server or join existing ones.
You can now download Discord on PlayStation 4. This means you can access Discord from more than just your laptop and your phone – you can now use it using your PS4 controller.
Being able to use Discord on your PlayStation 4 makes sense since it was originally a platform for gamers. While gamers are still the main target group still using the platform, other groups of people are now starting to use it too.
Installing Discord On Your PS4
PlayStation has its own platform similar to Discord called Party Chat, but it is lacking some of the key features that makes Discord so loved by many. So, if you want to install Discord onto your PS4, here is the way to do it.
Simple Text Chat Functions
Power on your PS4 and navigate to its web browser function. Visit the Discord website and log into your Discord account through the PlayStation.
You should now be able to chat with people using the text box. However, if you also want to audio chat to people on your server, follow the next step.
Connecting Audio To Discord On PS4
Here’s where the setup gets a little tricky. You will need some external hardware to complete this step, such as a MixAmp and a ground loop noise isolator. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow to connect audio to your Discord server on PS4.
Turn on your MixAmp in its console mode. Connect your ground loop noise isolator to an aux port onto the device and plug the aux cable into it.
Now connect your USB cable to the PlayStation 4. Take the time to connect your headset to the MixAmp with its 3.5 mm cable.
Turn on your PS4 if you haven’t already and open the device’s settings. Navigate your way to Devices, then Audio Devices.
Find your headset under Input Device and select it. Now select TV or AV Amplifier under Output Device.
Go back to settings and find Sound and Screen. Choose Audio Output settings and set your Primary Output to Digital Out (Optical).
This will now allow you to voice stream through Discord on your PS4 while you play your game.
Dual Audio Setup
Now you know how to set up audio to Discord through your gaming console. However, this can be slightly annoying as it only allows you to hear your voice stream.
If you want to listen to both the voice stream and your game, you need to set up your MixAmp to your computer for a dual audio system. Here is how to do just that.
Connect the MixAmp and the computer with a USB and set the MixAmp to computer mode.
Use a 3.5 mm male to male cable to connect the MixAmp to the computer’s speakers.
Head to Discord and open your User Settings with the cog widget at the bottom left of your screen.
Find Settings then Voice and Video, and select your MixAmp as the Input Device. Choose the Output Device as your PC speakers.
You can now use the audio wheel on your MixAmp to alter the audio levels between the game and your voice stream through Discord.
We hope that you’ve found this article helpful in setting Discord up through your PS4. We hope that there will soon be an easier way to do this as Discord is primarily for gamers to converse while playing together.
However, while we wait patiently for a deal to be made between Discord and PlayStation, the above method will have to suffice.