Sony and Discord announced their partnership for PlayStation way back in May last year. The partnership would see PlayStation Network services arrive on the popular chat app and today, the service is starting to roll out… sort of.
Starting from today, users with a PlayStation Network account can now link their ID to their Discord account so other server mutual friends can see what you’re playing on PS4 or PS5. The service is similar to how you can link other accounts like Steam, Blizzard, Xbox and Spotify to your Discord.
Discord says that users should follow the below steps in order to accurately link their PlayStation Network ID to their accounts.
“To connect your Discord account to your PlayStation Network account, open up Discord and head into User Settings > Connections on either desktop or web. On mobile, go to User Settings > Connections.”
Once there, you can log into your PSN account and toggle what friends can see in case you need to keep your online status hidden for a certain time.
You also need to make sure that your PSN Privacy Settings, your PSN Online Status and Now Playing visibility on your account is set to “Anyone”. If not, Discord won’t be able to get the data.
Sadly, this isn’t the PlayStation and Discord functionality players were hoping for but it is a small step in the right direction. Hopefully, Sony will announce some real integration across PS4 and PS5 consoles soon that allow users to chat and use Discord party servers on the consoles. We can only hope…
You can find out more about the new Discord PlayStation account support on the blog here.