Today, a significant change has landed in the Xbox Insider program. Microsoft has made available Discord voice chats to a select group of users, so they can use them from their game console. This update makes it easier to communicate with friends that play on different platforms. The novelty will become broader available in the near future.
However, there are rough edges that appear when you try to link your Xbox and Discord accounts. At the same time, joining a voice chat is not so obvious.
You will have to install the Xbox app on your smartphone. It is the smartphone that will redirect the Discord voice call to the Xbox. After that, you need to connect your Xbox account to Discord. If you have already connected them earlier, then you have to repeat the procedure in order to give permissions to access voice chats.
Once you finish with the above, you need to learn how to start a call. You will need to start a call in Discord on the phone, click on the "Transfer to Xbox" button, and then select your game console in the Xbox mobile app.
You can also start a voice chat on a PC or in the web version of Discord. When you click on that button, you will see a QR code. Now scan it with your smartphone to open the Xbox mobile app.
So nothing works without a smartphone and mobile apps. Some users may find this experience awful.
While playing on the console, you'll be able to see who's in the conversation and who's talking, and manage the call and game sound level.
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