Written By: Xiled Jessi 7
The moment that we really have been waiting for is finally upon us. It has just been announced this week that Discord Voice Chat has been rolled out to those on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One!
As gamers we have always had the issue of getting into chats with everyone at the same time. "John is on PS, so there's that", "Casey is on PC at her dad's and doesn't have her Xbox with her." Not to mention the fumbling that needs to happen with either the phone or the PC to use Discord voice chat while gaming. With the newest update, Xbox and Xbox PC users will now be able to jump in a Discord voice chat with their cross platform friends after connecting their Discord account to their Xbox account. *Note that if you've connected accounts before, you need to do it again to allow new permissions to connect.*
Once you've connected your accounts, make sure you have the Xbox App downloaded to your phone if using mobile strictly for Discord. Once you're in your voice channel of choice, make sure you select to transfer the voice chat to your Xbox. Even direct messages and group DMs will be supported on the Xbox once transferred.
So far, this feature has only recently been released for testing to those who are 'Xbox Insiders'. Wider release to the public will roll out later this year.
Being able to use Discord voice chat directly on the Xbox will be a game changer. Especially for cross platform games, or even for times where you'd like to play, but don't want to leave your non-playing friend behind. This update will even allow for easy toggle between the Discord voice channel and Xbox game chat.
Be sure to check out this article on the Discord Blog for some finer details about how to connect: https://discord.com/blog/xbox-voice-integration-announcement