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How to Connect Discord On PS4 For Chat

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Using the PS4 Party Chat option is good, but if you’re friends are all on Discord you want to be able to join in while you game. Discord is the widely-used text and voice chat app for gamers.

With a wide range of PS4 exclusives and PS4 indie games available, Discord is the perfect way to stay in touch with other PS4 players across a variety of games. Likewise, when the PS5 releases sometime in 2020, we also fully expect Sony’s next-generation PlayStation to support Discord for PS5 games, too.

Wondering whether Discord works on PS4? Well, many gamers use it on desktop or phone, but there is one way to use Discord on PS4 and other consoles. There’s a few steps you need to follow in order to set up Discord on your console.

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Discord PS4 Set-Up

  1. Use a headset that supports USB connection and has an optical cable. We use a pair of V-Moda Crossfades cans, but we also have the Astro TXD mixamp. You need this or something similar that switches audio between console and PC.
  2. Connect the optical cable between your mixamp and PS4.
  3. Go to Settings > Sound and Screen > Audio Output Settings
  4. Change the Primary Output Port to Digital Out (Optical)
  5. Plug the USB into your base station and the other end into the PC
  6. Make sure you base station is in PC mode
  7. Boot up Discord on your PC and change the input device in voice settings to your mixamp
  8. Use a 3.5mm audio jack and run it from your PC speaker output to the mixamp
  9. Go back to your voice settings in Discord and change the output device to your PC speakers.
  10. Enjoy Discord on PS4! Happy chatting!

Note: You can but the Astro mixamp as a standalone product, should you so choose.

Let us know if this Discord PS4 set-up worked for you in the comments below.

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  • Toan Greenlow

    This seems overly complicated with little reason to do

    • Marco Reza

      PC gamers spend more money on graphics cards than any console.
      They might pull this off.

      • Ferrari Monster

        That’s true

    • Ferrari Monster

      It’s not

  • Rexkinghon

    At what point is discord on my PS4?

    • Ferrari Monster

      Rexkinghon discord isn’t available on PS4 in the browser because PlayStation doesn’t support it as an app on PlayStation store

      • Rick Belgarde

        They should support it, it’d be much easier to dowload it, sign in, plug in the headset, and chat, instead of that complicated way up above the comments

  • Pluto is a Planet

    This wasn’t published on april fools day???

  • Victor Blomgren

    Will it work with any ps4 headsets?

    • Ferrari Monster

      Victor it probably will

  • Hurdy Hurdy

    So to use Discord in conjunction with PS4 I would need to have PC running. The whole point of playing on the PS4 is that I don’t need to have my computer on to play console games.

    • Logan Boyd

      And you don’t need it on to play the games. Only to use discord to talk to your friends.


      • Kevin Miles

        WTF? Did you proofread that statement before you made it? In order to use Discord the PC must be ON.

        • Logan Boyd

          No it doesn’t, you can easily use it on your phone.

  • Ferrari Monster

    This helped Alot thank-you

  • adestria1984

    ez fix just have your ps4 near your computer ezpz

  • AlexM

    I don’t see the point for this slightly complicated connection if you use discord on the phone, or maybe on the PC (even if a low spec laptop perhaps) right next to you? Sure, it’s only one head-set/audio-source this way. I don’t know. Doesn’t sound worth the effort

  • Rick Belgarde

    This is so complicated and stupid, why not just make a discord app for PS4 that can be dowloaded from PSN, then if the user has a headset, they can plug it into the controller, and BOOM! Easy, fast, wastes less time