Look, we’re gonna level with you: this one is huge. We don’t have time for the usual inspiring introduction, so we’re gonna cut to the chase:
Soon, you’ll be able to connect to Discord Voice chats from your Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles and talk directly with your friends on Discord using the Xbox mobile app.
Planning a few rounds of Big Team Battle in Halo Infinite with buddies on both console and PC? Exploring new biomes with your friends in Minecraft, or see them playing a game that supports cross-play? Join their Voice channel and gather players from Xbox, PC, and mobile all into one Voice chat.
Discord started as a way to bring people together around games, no matter what platform they use. Voice on Xbox has been something that Discord users around the world have been asking for. We’re stoked to start rolling it out to Xbox Insiders today with a wider release later this year for everyone.
So: how’s it gonna work?
First, Connect Your Xbox Account to Discord
Once you’re lucky enough to have access, you’ll need to connect your Xbox account to your Discord account. If you’ve connected your Xbox and Discord accounts before, you’ll need to connect them again to grant the new permissions needed to access Voice on your Xbox console.
You’ll find the option to connect your accounts in User Settings > Connections on desktop, web, or mobile. Select the Xbox logo within the Connections menu and follow the prompts to get all set up!
Connecting your Xbox and Discord accounts lets you display your gamertag, current game activity, and how long you’ve been playing that game in your user profile. And soon, you’ll also be able to Voice chat directly on your console.
Next, Transfer Your Discord Voice Call to Xbox
Discord Voice chat on Xbox works by transferring your Voice call from Discord to your Xbox. To do this, you’ll need the Xbox mobile app installed on your mobile device, so make sure you have it downloaded! The Xbox mobile app is available on the same platforms as the Discord mobile app: iOS and Android.
First, hop in a Voice channel you’d like to talk in using Discord on either mobile or desktop, just as you normally would. From here, you’ll see a new option to transfer the call to your Xbox.
Start the Transfer process, and the Xbox mobile app will automatically open up and let you know it’s ready to connect your Xbox to the Discord voice channel. Finally, in the Xbox mobile app, hit confirm. Now you’re good to go! Now, plug in a headset of your choice to your Xbox and you’re chattin’ away.
In other words: find a conversation you want to bring to your Xbox using Discord, hit Transfer to Xbox, and you’re good to go! Transferring Voice calls to Xbox supports Voice channels within servers, Direct Messages, and Group DMs.
For full details on the transfer process, head on over to our Help Center article.
It’s Time to Jump In: Discord Voice on Xbox Starts Today for Xbox Insiders
We’re so excited to be bringing support for Discord Voice chat on Xbox consoles soon in partnership with our friends over at Xbox. It’s for early testers in the Xbox Insiders program starting today, with wider availability coming soon. Not an Xbox Insider yet? Learn how to join the Xbox Insiders program here.
We look forward to continuing our partnership with Xbox and creating even deeper, more meaningful experiences for your friends and communities. Who knows what the future holds! Besides more video games, obviously.
Which Xbox games will you be hopping into with your Discord communities? Let us know how the integration’s working for you on Twitter, TikTok, Instagram, or whichever platforms you like!