How To Get Discord On PS5

Start using Discord on your PS5 now

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At the moment, PS5 does not have a feature that can integrate Discord into the console. However, we have heard on the grapevine that this is about to change. Apparently, there have been a few leaks that suggest that PS5 and Discord are working on a voice chat integration feature, meaning gamers will be able to easily chat via Discord whilst gaming.

This feature has not yet been released, so how do you get Discord on your PS5 today? Well, we’ve got you covered in this guide. Simply follow the steps we’ve laid out and you’ll be able to use Discord on your PS5.

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Installing Discord On Your PS5

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Open up the web browser

First things first, you will want to boot up your PS5. Now, that your PS5 is up and running you will next want to navigate to the web browser function within the console.

At this point, you will need to type in www.discord.com to navigate to the Discord website. On this page, just log on to your Discord account just like you would on your computer.

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Pin Discord

Now that you are all logged into your Discord account you should now be able to see all your voice channels and chats.

To chat via Discord, simply click on one of your text channels and start typing using the PS5 controller. If you would like to chat via Discord whilst playing you will need to pin Discord to a side.

Simply click on the options button on your PS5 controller to bring up a sub-menu. On there click on ‘Pin to Side’ and select which side you would like Discord to sit on. That’s it, easy right?

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Connect Audio To Discord

Connecting your audio to Discord on the PS5 is not an easy task. However, we will do our best to guide you through it.

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Set up your MixAmp

In order to set up audio on your PS5, you will to purchase some external hardware. We recommend using MixAmp and a ground loop noise isolator.

First thing you will want to do is to turn on the MixAmp and set it to console mode. Next, connect your ground loop noise isolator to an aux port onto the device.

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Connect the MixAmp to PS5

Now using a USB cable, connect the MixAmp to your PS5. You will also want connect your headset to the MixAmp with its 3.5 mm cable too.

Next up, after turning on your PS5, navigate to the device settings. Click on ‘Devices’, then ‘Audio Devices’. Your headset should now show under ‘Input Device’ and select it. After this, you will want to select either ‘TV’ or ‘AV Amplifier under Output Device’.

Return to settings and locate ‘Sound and Screen’. Here, choose ‘Audio Output’ settings and set the ‘Primary Output’ to ‘Digital Out’.

Now you should be able to voice stream through Discord while you playing your game.

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Set up Dual Audio

Having your MixAmp set up also comes with an annoying limitation. You can’t hear your game and your voice stream at the same time. To solve this, we will need to set up dual audio.

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Set MixAmp to Computer Mode

Using a USB, connect your MixAmp to a computer and set the MixAmp to computer mode.

Next you will want to use a 3.5 mm male to male cable to connect the MixAmp to the computer’s speakers.

Open up Discord and head to the ‘User Settings’ (the cog widget on your screen).

In ‘Settings’, locate ‘Voice and Video’, find your MixAmp and select this as the ‘Input Device’. Make sure to select your computer speakers as the ‘Output Device’.

With this all set up, you will be able to use the audio wheel on the MixAmp to adjust the volume of your game and volume of the voice channel easily through Discord.

PS5 Discord Update

Big news ahead! Sony has announced that the PlayStation 5’s 7.00 update will include full Discord integration. Insider Gamer has stated that this major update is set to take place on March 8th. Where a public beta version will also be available in the next coming days.

This is huge news for Discord and PS5 gamers alike! We have been waiting so patiently for way too long – it’s finally coming. It is not completely clear what the Discord integration will look like, but we hope to see direct voice communication and the ability to join Discord servers directly on the PS5. Most likely it will be something similar to Xbox’s current Discord integration, which launched last autumn.

Summary

Now there you have it! We hope our step-by-step guide has helped you set up Discord on your PS5. At the moment, Discord on the PS5 isn’t so great. It is very fiddly and long-winded to get the result we want, but this will soon change. While we eagerly wait for the 7.00 update, our current solution will just have to do.