As gaming becomes more and more social, players are seeking efficient ways to communicate while enjoying their favorite games. One of the most popular platforms for gamers to connect is Discord.
However, unlike the PC and mobile versions, Discord isn’t available as a standalone app on Xbox as of 2023. Yet, there’s a workaround to get Discord running on your Xbox for chat purposes.
This article will guide you on how to get Discord on Xbox, how to transfer a Discord call to Xbox, how to handle voice chat, and why Discord might not be appearing on your Xbox.
How to Get Discord on Xbox
While there isn’t a dedicated Discord app for Xbox, you can link your Discord and Xbox accounts to share what game you’re playing on Xbox with your Discord friends. Here’s how to do it:
- Open Discord on your PC or mobile device.
- Go to ‘User Settings’ by clicking on the gear icon next to your profile picture at the bottom-left of the screen.
- From the settings sidebar, select ‘Connections’.
- In the ‘Connections’ tab, click on the Xbox logo.
- You will be prompted to sign in to your Xbox account. Enter your Xbox account credentials.
- Your Xbox account should now be linked with your Discord account.
Now, whenever you’re playing a game on Xbox, your Discord status will update to show your friends what game you’re playing.
How to Transfer Discord Call to Xbox
Transferring a Discord call directly to Xbox isn’t officially supported as of 2023. However, a common workaround is to join a Discord call on your smartphone and use a gaming headset with a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack. Here’s how:
- Plug your headset into your controller and smartphone.
- Join the Discord call on your smartphone.
- Adjust the audio mix settings on your Xbox to balance game audio and chat audio.
This method will allow you to listen to both the in-game audio and your Discord call through your headset.
How to Use Discord Voice Chat with Xbox
While Discord doesn’t directly support voice chat functionality on Xbox, you can use a mobile or PC Discord app to communicate with your friends while gaming on Xbox.
Simply join a voice channel on Discord through your mobile or PC, then continue gaming on your Xbox. You’ll be able to chat with your friends over Discord while playing on Xbox.
Why Isn’t Discord on My Xbox?
As of 2023, there isn’t a dedicated Discord app available for Xbox. Xbox and Discord have yet to announce an official partnership to bring the full Discord experience, including voice chat, to Xbox consoles.
Currently, the most you can do is link your Discord and Xbox accounts to share your Xbox gaming status with your Discord friends.
To conclude, while the full suite of Discord features isn’t yet available on Xbox, it’s still possible to connect with your friends on Discord while gaming.
Linking your Discord and Xbox accounts and creatively using a mix of devices and apps, you can have a rich, social gaming experience. Let’s hope for more integrated Discord-Xbox functions in the future. Until then, happy gaming!