How to install Discord on PS4.

The Discord app has become so popular among gamers that it hardly needs an introduction. With millions of users around the world, Discord stands as one of the best platforms for audio, video, image and text communication between users.

It is well known that But can it also be used on PS4 consoles? This article will help you set up your PlayStation 4 so that you can talk to your friends on Discord while playing your favorite games on this console.

How to install Discord on PS4

Using Discord on PlayStation 4

Unfortunately, the Discord app is currently not compatible with the PlayStation 4 console. But from the sounds of it, things could change sooner rather than later.

Discorders all over the world have been submitting requests and opening dozens of threads on the official Discord support page, asking developers to create the PS4 version of the app. Since Discord pays a lot of attention to community requests and complaints, we might get the official Discord app for PlayStation 4 and many other consoles.

How to install Discord on PS4

Does that mean you have to wait for the app to launch to use Discord on PS4? Absolutely not.

There is still a way to use Discord on your PlayStation 4, provided you have all the necessary equipment. This might take longer to set up, but it will be worth it.

How to install Discord on PS4

So if you want to follow the tutorial below, you need to buy a headset that has an optical cable and supports a USB connection. You’ll also need MixAmp or a similar device to switch audio between your PC and PS4. For example, you can use the A40 TR headphones with the MixAmp PRO TR; have proven to be a good match for these types of setups.

In addition to the two items and their accompanying cables (3.5mm male to male, 3.5mm aux splitter, 3.5mm to 3.5mm with volume), you’ll need to install Discord on your PC.

How to install Discord on PS4

Connecting Mixamp to PS4

Once you’ve procured all the necessary items, it’s time to set everything up. Let’s start by connecting your PS4 console with your MixAmp. Here is everything you need to do:

  • To get started, go ahead and power up your PlayStation 4 console. Plug one end of the optical cable into your PlayStation 4 and the other into the back of your MixAmp.
  • You need to make sure your MixAmp is set to Console mode. If you connected everything successfully, your headset will be assigned as a USB device. You will see a message on the screen notifying you about this.
  • Setup Mixamp and PS4

    Once you’re done connecting the two devices, go to your PlayStation 4’s settings and follow these steps:

  • Go to settings, scroll down and select the “Sound and display” option.
  • Select “Audio Output Settings”.
  • Select the “Primary Output Port” and change it to “Optical”. It is recommended to choose the “Dolby 5.1” channel.
  • Back in the “Audio Output Settings” menu, select “Audio Format” and choose “Bitstream (Dolby)”.
  • Go back to the initial “Settings” screen and select “Devices”. Open Audio Devices. Make sure “Headphone Out” is set to “Chat Audio”.
  • Settings on your PC

    Now is the time to connect everything to your PC. Turn on your computer and follow these steps:

    How to install Discord on PS4
  • Connect one end of your USB cable to your MixAmp and the other to your PC. Make sure your MixAmp is now in PC mode.
  • Open the Discord app on your computer. Navigate to Settings.
  • Select the “Voice and Video” option.
  • In the Input Device section, select the headphones you are using. Leave the Output Device set to Default.
  • Click Done to finish. You should now be able to talk freely through Discord and use your PlayStation 4 audio at the same time!
  • Troubleshooting/FAQs

    What to do if it still doesn’t work

    You will not be able to hear any other audio playing on your computer. This is because your PlayStation 4 is taking the main audio source into your MixAmp. Fortunately, there is an easy solution to this problem.

    All you need to do is plug your 3.5 to 3.5mm cable into the speaker port on your PC and the AUX port on your MixAmp. Change the Output Device from step 7 to Speakers, and voila, problem solved.

    Can I use my PS4’s web browser to sign in to Discord?

    Logging into Discord from the default PlayStation browser shouldn’t be a problem, but once you open a game or other app, you’ll lose audio, so it’s not really an ideal solution.

    How to install Discord on PS4

    Is there a PS4 app for Discord?

    No, at the time of writing this article there is no native app for Discord on the PlayStation App Store.

    Can I link my PS4 account to Discord?

    Not officially, and not like you can with PC and Xbox. There are third-party apps available that make this claim that are worth checking out.

    Chat via Discord while playing your favorite PlayStation 4 games

    With these steps, you can play your favorite PlayStation 4 games while using Discord at the same time. Setup may take a bit longer, but it will be worth it.

    This method will have to suffice until the official PlayStation 4 version of the app comes to life.

    How to install Discord on PS4

    Have you managed to set it all up? What headphones and MixAmp are you using? Tell us in the comments below.