Discord calls on PS5 will soon be far less convoluted

PS5 players will soon be able to start Discord calls directly from their console, sans app.


Discord and Sony have announced that they’re rolling out the ability for PlayStation 5 owners to start Discord voice chats directly from their consoles. Discord was available on next-gen Sony consoles previously, albeit through a somewhat clunky process that required players to use the app on their phone or PC to manually transfer the call.

When you want to start a Discord call, go to the Game Base in your PS5 Control Center and select the Discord tab. Once you’re in, you’ll see a list of servers you’re a part of, see who’s in a voice channel and join it straightaway. Likewise, if someone else is trying to start a Discord call with you, you can join the call the minute your PS5 sends you that notification.

Sony and Discord collaborated to bring the chat platform to PS5 and PS4 two years ago. Back then, users could only see what games their friends were playing.

The new Discord voice chat feature will gradually roll out to PS5 consoles over the coming weeks, starting with Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. The Americas will be the last region to get it, but when that will be is unknown.