Discord voice chat is now available for PS5 software beta testers
Discord voice chat on PS5 is a long-awaited feature and it’s finally here for system software beta testers. Sony officially announced the feature’s arrival this morning as part of a blog post outlining what’s new in the latest beta. Which contains a host of new social features that go far beyond chatting with your friends from other platforms. For example, it’s now easier to jump into a game with a friend who’s already playing something. And you can also see more easily which of your friends are playing the same games as you.
And if you like to share your captures, the console now lets you choose which captures to manually upload to the PS app (previously, these uploads happened automatically whenever a capture was taken). For many, of course, Discord voice chat for PS5 software beta users is the big news. And if you’re part of the software beta, you can set it up today.
Discord Voice arrives today for PS5 system software beta users
There is only one guaranteed way to use the voice chat feature at this time. You will already need to be part of the System Software Beta Program on PS5. Sony originally launched this a while ago. When he was testing extended storage. And the only way to get into the program was to register. If you haven’t done so already, you can still do so. But keep in mind that this will not guarantee you a place in the program.
For anyone not in the system software beta, Sony says the feature will arrive “later this year.” For those with access, you need to link your Discord and PlayStation accounts and be on the latest PS5 beta as well as the latest version of the Discord mobile app.
The PS5 is now more social than ever
Sony is adding a handful of new ways to more easily interact with your friends on PlayStation. Let’s say you want to watch a friend play whatever game they’re in. Now all you have to do is open their profile and click the Share Screen button to make a request. They will receive a notification that you want to watch them play and start screen sharing.
There’s also now a “join the game” icon in group chats and a new tile on game hub pages that shows you which friends are playing the same games as you. For example, if you just picked up God Of War Ragnarok, there will be a tile next to the one that shows your trophy progress called “friends playing”.
Outside of the social features, there are more than a few gameplay and customization changes. There’s now variable refresh rate support when playing at 1440p resolution (on supported displays), new filtering options, and you can now set preferences to manage who can invite others players to the multiplayer game sessions you started.
Additionally, users will find it easier to transfer PS4 save data in the cloud to their PS5 console, or from one PS5 to another PS5 over Wi-Fi or with a LAN cable. Finally, US and UK users can test out a new preview feature that lets you use your voice to capture content. You can say things like “Hey PlayStation, capture that”, and the console will save your most recent game. Sony says the default duration of the recorded clip will be based on your settings.