Sony’s PS5 update with Discord voice chat starts rolling out to everyone

THE PlayStation 5 Update which comes with support for Discord voice chats on console is now out of beta and available to all PS5 players. Those who have already installed System Update 7.0 can now enable Discord calling on their console, as long as they don’t mind setting it up. They should first link their PlayStation Network account to Discord, then select Discord under “Linked Services” before completing the integration via QR code or the PS5 browser. Whenever they want to chat with their friends, they must first use a mobile device or PC to transfer a call to the PS5.

The process is a bit complicated, but Microsoft has made it possible to join Discord calls directly from Xbox in November last year. We hope Sony can do the same in the future. As The edge Notes, the PS5’s Discord integration doesn’t yet include text messages and streams, so you won’t be able to access them on console.

Additionally, the latest update adds support for Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) for HDMI 2.1 displays with 1440p resolution. This Is translated by less stuttering and input lag for games that support VRR, as the feature allows a display to match the PS5’s current frame rate output. Players will also receive a new notification when they download or install a PS4 game on the PS5, letting them know that they have saved data to their PSN cloud storage. All they have to do to download this data is select the notification.

The update also brings improvements to the console’s screen reader, allowing it to tell users which direction they can move and what their current position is. Gamers can now also update their wireless controller software, and for people in the US and UK, recording a video clip of their gameplay is as easy as issuing a voice command. They can just say, “Hey PlayStation, capture that!”

Sony just released the beta version of this update in February. PS5 owners just have to wait for it to hit their consoles or check out the PlayStation Support Page for the latest system software update for the PS5 for more information.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you purchase something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. All prices correct at time of publication.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *