Most hardcore gamers have heard about Discord and many have used it more than once. Though you do not really need to be a gamer before you can use Discord, as you can also use it as a free communication tool even when you are not gaming. Although Discord was limited to PC and mobile platforms, in this post I will be showing you how to install Discord on Xbox One in this present year.
You can as well check out this post on how to download images and videos from Discord using PC. You will also find the guide helpful.
Now, let us go back to the main aim of this post.
The Discord service is slowly expanding into the console territory and some console gamers are arguing that it is taking too much time. Even though there is no official app for this service, you can now use Discord with your Xbox One. Read on and see the best guide on how to install Discord on Xbox One.
Can You Really Use Discord on Xbox One?
If this was your big question, then the answer is definitely yes. Since the announcement in April 2018, Microsoft and Discord started their official cooperation. Most people have always wanted Discord on Xbox One for a long time, and the two tech giants have obliged to that need.
Discord quickly got Xbox integration, which now makes PC and console gamers unite as one happy family. Presently, you can easily see what your friends are playing on Xbox One via Discord and hop on if you want to join them for a multiplayer session.
All you need to achieve this is a free Discord account. Regularly, you do not even need an account on Discord to use it, but in this case, you actually do. This is simply because you need to link it to your Xbox account. You can sign up and download Discord for Mac, Android, iOS, or Linux.
Signing up on Discord is very easy, all you need to provide is a username, a password, and a valid email address for verification.
Now, let me show you how to install Discord on Xbox One.
How to Link Xbox One with Discord
There are two different ways you can easily 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. I listed the steps for both methods below.
Using the Xbox One
Since May 2018, people can easily link Discord and Xbox One. Below are the steps on how to do it via 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 carry out the lining process from within the Desktop app. Below 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 want to call it quit using Discord on your Xbox One, do not worry, I will show you how you can achieve that too. It is also easy to unlink Discord from Xbox Live accounts. You can do this using the official Microsoft site, the Discord app, or your Xbox One.
First, you need to use your official Microsoft account settings. Sign in with your username and password and find the Discord link. Remove it and save changes.
If you are using your Xbox One to remove the link, you should go to your 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 the Link Discord account.
If you want to unlink the accounts using your Discord app, here is how you can achieve that. 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.
We have come to an era where Xbox One users can now use Discord as PC users did for years. As you can see, the process is not as complicated as you might think before now. 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.
So, now you have seen how to install Discord on Xbox One, what are your thoughts? Kindly air your opinion using the comment section on this page.