How to Get Discord on PS5 and PS4

In Short
  • PS5 is now equipped with a Discord integration that allows you to talk to your friends using Discord on PS5.
  • You can either connect your PSN account through PC/ Mobile or connect Discord to your PS5 directly and use this feature.
  • On PS4, you can use some workaround to get the voice chat feature and use the default browser to read text messages on Discord.

In 2021, Sony made a minority investment in Discord and announced its partnership with the messaging giant to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together. As part of this effort, Discord started rolling out an option to connect your PlayStation Network (PSN) account to Discord for a rich presence in early 2022. However, to make things even better, Discord is now officially available on PS5 for everyone to use, as it will be integrated into PS5 now. In this article, we have explained how you can get Discord on your PS5 and PS4. You will be able to see it happening right from your Discord profile on PC and mobile. So power up your consoles, get the Discord app ready, and let’s do this.

Connect Your PlayStation Account to Discord

We won’t run in circles in this article, but instead, tell you right off the bat that there is no native Discord app available for the PS4 and PS5 consoles. You cannot install Discord on your console just yet. But through Sony and Discord’s partnership, we now have official Discord integration for PS5. Here are all the steps you can follow to connect to Discord on PS5:

Through the Discord App on PC

Before you can talk with friends while playing games on your PS5, you need to connect your PlayStation Network to your Discord account. This will highlight your PS5/PS4 game status for others to see in the chat app and enable voice calls. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open Discord and click on the Settings gear icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen to open the app’s Settings page.
open discord settings
  1. From the left sidebar on the Settings page, click on “Connections” to view the list of all available Discord integrations.
connections tab ps5
  1. Up next, click on PlayStation Network’s logo under the “Add accounts to your profile” section to link your Sony account with Discord.
add account get discord ps5
  1. From the sign-in page that appears, log in with your PlayStation account’s credentials and click “Sign In.”
sign in psn account
  1. Once done on the browser, authorize the Discord connection on the PC app by clicking on “Authorise and Continue.”
Authorise and continue
  1. You will now see your PS account details on Discord’s Connections page. Here, you can choose to display your PSN account on your profile and display your game activity as your Discord status.
PS Connection
  1. After connecting your PlayStation account to Discord, here’s what your friends will see when you are playing the best PlayStation 5 (PS5) games.
psn discord rich presence preview

Through PlayStation 5

  1. Make your way to Linked Services on PS5 by going through Settings -> Users and Accounts -> Linked Services.
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  1. Once done with the login process of entering your credentials, you will be met with a screen asking you to either scan a QR code or use the PS5 browser to do so.
qr code get discord ps5
  1. Scan the QR code shown in the image that appears on your PS5, or you can go to and enter the code you see. And that’s it! Your Discord and PSN accounts are now linked, and the voice chat is ready to use on PS5.
Link account success

How to Use Discord on PS5 (Easiest Method)

Now that you have connected Discord to your PlayStation network, it’s time to use Discord Voice on your console. You can use your desktop or even mobile device to join the call on your PS5. Follow the steps below to do so:

  1. Go on to Discord on your phone or PC and join a voice call, either personal or on a server.
Get Discord PS5 desktop
  1. If you are on your PC, you will see an icon that looks like a controller along with a smartphone at the bottom left. Tap it and then choose “Transfer to PlayStation” from the pop-up that appears.
Transfer Done PS5
  1. You will now see a dialog box asking you to confirm the connection. Make sure you’ve selected your PS5 and click on “Transfer Voice.”
transfer voice to PS5
  1. If you are on your mobile, swipe up to access the voice controls. Here, you will see a new button titled “Join on PlayStation.”
Transfer to PS5
  1. Doing so will automatically transfer your voice chat to the PS5, and you will be able to speak with your friends while playing games on your console.
How to Get Discord on PS5 and PS4

Discord will now use the DualSense controller’s microphone for voice calls. You can even quickly mute it using the button on the controller. There are some controls available, including the ability to adjust your friend’s volume and see the voice channel you’re currently in.

Discord Voice Chat on PS5: First Impressions

While Playstation gamers have been using party chat on their consoles for the longest time, an official Discord integration is a breath of fresh air. As a chronic Discord user, I immediately set the connection up and tried out Discord voice chat on PS5. So far, the experience has been amazing with no downsides. The best thing is that I encountered no connection lag or drops when testing Discord voice chat on PS5. The PS5 maintained a steady voice network without issues.

Selectively move volume

There are also a good amount of controls available. As mentioned, you can quickly adjust the volume of other people, or mute everyone in the channel and yourself. As expected, Discord voice chat also works in single and multiplayer games. You can bring up the overlay using the PS5 navigation bar. A handy control I liked is that you can selectively adjust the audio balance for your game and voice chat. So if your friends are getting annoying, you can tone them down easily.

Read Discord Messages on PS4 and PS5 (Workaround)

While you don’t have a native Discord client on PlayStation 4 and 5, there is a workaround that lets you access Discord in read-only mode on your console. When we tested this method, we were not able to send messages or join voice chats. However, if you are looking for a way to check your Discord messages on PS4 and PS5, follow the steps below:

  1. Launch PlayStation Party and open a chat window with your friend.
open chat ps5
  1. In the chat box, type “” and send the message to a friend on your PS5. You don’t need to send a message to your friend on PS4 as it comes with an in-built browser. You can directly open Discord Web in the browser on your PS4 console.
type discord website in chat
  1. You should now select the link and wait for PlayStation to open the link in a pop-up browser window.
open discord from link in chat
  1. You can then sign in to your Discord account with your credentials and click “Open Discord in your browser” to open the chat app on your PlayStation.
open discord in browser
  1. And that’s it! You can now read Discord messages right on your PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. While this method is not as convenient as a native client, it helps you quickly go through messages from your Discord gaming buddies.
discord chat interface on ps5

How to Get Discord on PS4 (Workaround)

PS4 users still have to go through some tedious workarounds to get the voice chat working on their console. If you are adamant about using Discord on your PlayStation console and can go to any lengths for it, then these two methods should work for you. We will not go into too many details about these methods as they are cumbersome and utterly tedious. Instead, we suggest waiting for the native Discord app to start rolling out on PS4 and PS5, which should happen soon in the next 4-5 months.

As for the workarounds, let me give you a brief on how to forcefully run Discord to talk with friends on your Playstation console:

Using Astro MixAmp Pro TR

One of the most popular ways to use Discord, especially to join voice channels, while listening to game audio on your PS4/ PS5 requires you to buy an Astro MixAmp Pro TR ($129.99 on Amazon). You will also need a compatible pair of headphones that you can connect over USB, along with a PC with Discord installed on it.

Once you have all these things, you need to create a cross-platform connection between your PS5 and PC. This way, you can talk to your friends while playing your favorite game on your PlayStation console. Check out this YouTube video for detailed instructions.

ASTRO MixAmp Pro TR - use discord on PS5

Using PS Remote Play

The other workaround doesn’t cost as much money but is still cumbersome. Here, you need to use PS Remote Play to access your games on your Android or iOS smartphone. As explained in a video by creator Octorious, make a secondary PS account, set it as your default, and log into the PS Remote Play app using this account. Then, connect your headset to your phone, join a Discord voice channel, and connect to your PS4/ PS5 using the Remote Play app.

Now, you should be able to hear both Discord and console audio via your phone, but you might experience some latency. To reduce latency, the creator suggests using the lowest possible stream quality to free up bandwidth. You can then pick up your PS controller to jump into the action while talking to your friends on Discord.

If you don’t want all this hassle, we suggest you queue up with friends who own a PlayStation console. You can then create a party and play with friends on your PS5.

Fix PlayStation Status on Discord Not Working

In case you are not seeing your PlayStation activity on Discord even after linking your PSN account, chances are that it’s due to your PSN privacy settings. Here’s how to change your privacy settings on the PlayStation Network:

  1. Open Sony’s account management page in a browser and switch to “Privacy Settings” from the left sidebar.
privacy settings sony
  1. Expand the “Personal Info | Messaging” section under privacy settings and click the “Edit” button next to “Online Status and Now Playing”.
edit online status and now playing settings
  1. Change the privacy from “Friends Only” to “Anyone”, click “Save”, and you are all set! Users can now see your PS5/ PS4 game activity on Discord.
set online status and now playing privacy to anyone

Thanks to the official integration, it’s now that easy to use Discord voice chat on your PS5 console. PlayStation 4 owners who don’t mind jumping through many hoops and buying additional gadgets to use the chat app while gaming can try out one of the workarounds we’ve mentioned above. Once done, check out these best PlayStation 5 games to play while you talk with your mates.

Is there a Discord app on PlayStation 5?

No, the Discord app is not available on PS5. However, native PS5 voice chat for everyone has started to roll out. Furthermore, as part of Discord’s partnership with Sony, you can link your PlayStation Network account to Discord. This will be used for voice chat and for your friends to see your in-game activity.

When is Discord coming to PS4?

While PS5 now has Discord support, at this moment, there is no exact date on when you could expect the same on PS4. However, proving the new update gains enough popularity, we should get an update in the distant future.

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