Every gamer has heard of Discord and many have used it at least once. You don’t have to be a gamer to use Discord as you can use it as a free communication tool even when you are not gaming. Before, Discord was limited to PC and mobile platforms.
The service is slowly expanding into the console territory and some console gamers might argue that it’s taking too much time. Even though there’s no official app for it, you can use Discord with your Xbox One. Read on and find out how to install Discord on your Xbox One.
Can You Really Use Discord on Xbox One?
If you were wondering about this, the answer is yes. Since the announcement in April 2018, Microsoft and Discord started their official cooperation. People wanted Discord on Xbox One for a long time, and the two tech titans obliged.
Discord quickly got Xbox integration. Now PC and console gamers can unite and be one happy family. You can easily see what your friends are playing on Xbox via Discord and hop on if you want to join them for a multiplayer session.
All you need for this to work is a free Discord account. Regularly, you don’t even need an account on Discord to use it, but in this case, you do. That’s because you need to link it to your Xbox account. You can sign up and download Discord for Mac, Android, iOS, or Linux using this link.
The sign up is very simple; you need to provide a username, a password, and a valid email address for verification.
How to Link Xbox One with Discord
There are two ways you can link your Discord and Xbox One accounts. You can either do it through your Xbox or using the Discord app on your smartphone or desktop. The detailed steps for both methods are listed below.
Using the Xbox One
Since May of 2018, you can link your Discord and Xbox One. Here is how to do it via your Xbox One:
- Go to your Account Settings on Xbox One.
- Choose the Linked Social Accounts option.
- Select Link Discord account from the menu.
- You will get a six-character pin code, which you should input in the Discord app. You can do so at the Connections menu on the Discord desktop or smartphone app.
Using the Discord Phone or Desktop App
Alternatively, you can initiate the linking process from within the Discord app. Here are the steps:
- Start Discord on the device of your choice.
- Go to User Settings and select the Connections tab.
- Select Xbox Live and sign in with your credentials.
- Give Discord the permission to access your Xbox One account and the two should now be linked.
How to Unlink Discord and Xbox One
In case you get tired of Discord, don’t worry, you are covered too. It is easy to remove the link between Discord and Xbox Live accounts. You can do it using the official Microsoft site, the Discord app, or your Xbox One.
Use this link to go to your official Microsoft account settings. Sign in with your credentials and find the Discord link. Remove it and save changes.
Using your Xbox One, you should go to the Accounts menu and select the Linked Social Accounts tab. Finally, click the button to remove the link in the same place where you clicked on Link Discord account.
Here’s how to unlink the accounts through the Discord app. Sign in to your account, go to Account Settings, and click on the Connections tab. Finally, click on Xbox Live Connection and click on the remove link button.
See You on Discord
Finally, Xbox One users can use Discord as PC users did for years. As you see, there is no complicated installation or anything like that. You just need to link the Xbox Live and Discord accounts and you are good to go.
Lately, we see more and more cooperation and cross-platform unity across the gaming world. There is no reason to fight over superiority, as both consoles and PC are great platforms. We should all game together.
What are your thoughts on Xbox and Discord integration? Would you like to have a dedicated app for Xbox consoles? Let us know in the comments below.