Get a Sneak Peak into the Potential PSN Discord Integration in 2023
Written by: Hrishikesh Pardeshi, Founder at Flexiple, buildd & Remote Tools.
Last updated: Jan 19, 2023
Table of Contents
- PlayStation-Discord Integration Via New Update in 2023
- Sony and Discord Partnership: What's in it for Gamers?
- Benefits of Showing your PSN Online Status on Discord
- How to Disconnect Discord from PSN Settings
- Alternative Method for Joining Discord Chats on PlayStation
- 5 Great Discord Servers for PlayStation Fan Boys
Many gamers are getting impatient with the PlayStation Network (PSN) integration on the Discord app. This will unlock new opportunities for gamers to connect directly to their Discord friends and use the app's features on their PlayStation consoles.
Some sources hint that this daydream of gamers will soon become a reality in 2023.
PlayStation-Discord Integration Via New Update in 2023
Tom Henderson received information that the PlayStation-Discord integration will be available on March 8, 2023. The source hinted that the 7.00 software update would have the integration. This will be available on PlayStation 5, allowing friends to connect on the Discord voice chat.
Like the Xbox integration, gamers must connect their PlayStation account to Discord. PlayStation 4 owners won't be able to access the upcoming update for voice integration on their PS.
However, they can still display their PlayStation games on their Discord accounts. Another leak from a Twitter user showed images of Discord's PlayStation 5 voice integration. The images from the Discord mobile app show that members will have to use the mobile app to join voice calls before moving on to their console.
Sony and Discord Partnership: What's in it for Gamers?
The PlayStation, a brainchild of Sony interactive entertainment, stated that they constantly seek new ways to help players connect globally and develop new communities and friendships. This propelled the platform to partner with Discord, a communication service popularized in 2018 and has over 140 million monthly users.
The goal is to bring gamers closer on console and mobile. Sony invested in Discord's series H round to make this goal possible.
Although gamers await the Discord voice integration on PlayStation, you can still connect your PlayStation Network account to Discord.
How to Link your Playstation Network Account to Discord
Here's how to connect your Discord account to your PSN account:
Click on the gear icon at the bottom left to open User Settings
Navigate to Connections
Click on the PlayStation icon under Connections
Input your PS account details in the pop-up browser window
Click on sign in to Connect your PSN account to Discord
Discord friends can view the game you're playing and your PlayStation online ID. Note that you have to set "Now Playing" and "PSN online status" visibility to "Anyone." This allows Discord users to see your game in one peek.
Benefits of Showing your PSN Online Status on Discord
The internet makes playing games with friends easy without any physical connection. Sharing your PSN online status helps friends know what game you're playing and can easily join you on their PlayStation console.
Additionally, members can view your PSN online ID on your Discord profile. The PSN-Discord connection is a great way to improve your social and gaming experience.
Note: you can hide your PSN online status by appearing offline on PSN. Also, your hidden game settings apply to Discord.
How to Disconnect Discord from PSN Settings
Here's how to disconnect Discord from your PSN:
Log into your PSN
Navigate to Settings -> Account Management
Head to Other Settings -> Account Linking
Choose Discord to disconnect your account
Similarly, you can unlink your PSN from Discord in these steps:
Open Discord on your PC or mobile
Head to User Settings -> Connections
Click on the cancel button "X" next to your PlayStation icon
Confirm that you want to unlink PSN from Discord
Alternative Method for Joining Discord Chats on PlayStation
You can join Discord voice and text chats while awaiting the arrival of the official PlayStation-Discord integration.
The steps below show how to send messages on Discord using your PS5 console.
Launch the PlayStation party
Go to the text chat section for sending text messages to other PSN users
Write "www.Discord.com" and send it to a friend or any other PSN user
You and your friend can visit Discord.com via a pop-up notification
Provide your account details to sign in to the Discord web
Once you're signed in, you can send and check Discord messages. What about how to join a Discord voice chat on PlayStation?
First, you need some devices. This includes headphones, an optical cable, and a ground loop noise isolator.
Next, connect the devices and set audio output settings, as shown in this guide. This connects your PlayStation and Discord accounts, and you can talk to friends while gaming.
5 Great Discord Servers for PlayStation Fan Boys
There are many Discord servers dedicated to gaming communities. Here are five of them PlayStation gamers should consider joining:
Member count: 26k
eFootballHUB connects efooball lovers, providing a healthy gaming space for them. The server hosts interesting tournaments, offering cool prizes to winners.
Fifa traders server
Member count: 19k
Learn how to improve your Fifa team and earn coins playing leagues or any other competition/tournament in Fifa. You get free advice, and joining this server is free.
Member count: 4k
Rustaholics is a social space for sharing content about the Rust Console Edition (RCE). Creators can showcase their work and gain additional benefits via exclusive membership.
ATB FIFA HUB
Member count: 4k
ATB Fifa Hub is the place for participating in Fifa Ultimate Team, leagues, and club tournaments. There are expert tips from PRO traders for earning from FUT trading.
The platform is generally is great space for Fifa players.
Member count: 26k
r/Overwatch 2 is a community providing the latest info and answering technical questions about the Overwatch game. It has channels for newbies and experienced Overwatch players.
Here are some frequently asked questions about the PSN Discord integration:
Can I display PlayStation network gaming activity on my Discord status?
Yes, you can show your gaming activity on Discord. Connect PSN under Discord user settings. Next, make your PSN Online Status and Now Playing status visible under PSN privacy settings.
When will the PlayStation-Discord integration be available?
Leaks show that the integration will be released in March 2023.