How to Connect Discord On PS4 For Chat

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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Discord Rich Presence for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation Vita games.

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You can download the compiled build for both of these platforms on the official PlayStationDiscord page. Windows uses a proper installer and macOS has a dmg you can mount and install.

I don’t have any Linux builds because there’s too many combinations of Linux to test. If you want to use this on Linux, follow the guide below for developing so you can manually build the application.

Supported games will have their game icon show while playing it in the Discord Rich Presence window. Due to the way Discord works, these images need to be pre-set as app assets and can’t be set programmatically. As a result, you can see which games are currently supported on the PlayStationDiscord-Games repository.

The PlayStationDiscord-Games repo has the script used to generate the games supported in PlayStationDiscord. You could also manually add a game you want and open a PR on the PlayStationDiscord-Games repo. The PR will be merged depending on if you added the game properly. There’s a possibilty that this process will be streamlined in the future.

PlayStationDiscord is currently built on Electron using TypeScript. Simply follow the steps below to get it up and running:

  1. git clone https://github.com/Tustin/PlayStationDiscord/
  2. cd
    into PlayStationDiscord folder
  3. npm install
    (or yarn install
    )
  4. npm run start
    (or yarn start
    )

Yes, Electron is bloated. But until we have a better way to build cross platform UI applications, we just have to deal with it. Sorry.

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