Currently available only on the Xbox One Alpha ring, Discord will soon allow all Xbox gamers to show off their status on the platform, revealing what game you're currently playing to your friends and communities.
In this quick guide, we'll run through how to get you up and running.
Note: This is currently available only to Alpha testers on the Xbox One, and we've only tested this method using an Android phone. As of writing, you need the Android beta client (opens in new tab) to get this running. The steps to make it work will be very similar on the PC and iOS apps once they go live.
- First, sign in to your Discord account on the website.
- Once you're logged in, navigate to this link to integrate your Discord account with your Xbox Live account.
- Click on Link Account.
- When prompted, sign into the Microsoft Account attached to your Xbox gamertag.
- It will give you a special authentication code, next we need to go over to the Discord app (currently only available in the Android beta version (opens in new tab)).
- Open the Discord app.
- Select the settings cogwheel at the bottom of the hamburger menu.
- Select connections.
- Select add near the top.
- Select Xbox.
- Input the authentication code from step 5.
Now, your Xbox account should be integrated with Discord, showing off your Gamertag on your profile and what game you're currently playing!
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Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!
Would love to see some meaningful integration like discord/xbox live audio chats.
I'm in the beta ring and was able to link because of this article.
So, in other words, this "feature" is pretty much useless. If you have a Windows phone or iPhone or and Android phone that you DON'T want to run beta apps on, this is a non-starter. Okay, got it. Sheesh.
If you have android or ios you really don't need discord integration you the app.
Lol dude, I was already a part of the beta app and Xbox Insider program. You're just not risky enough :p
I mean you also need to be in the Xbox Insider alpha or beta rings. So it's not even a completed feature yet. They'll add it to the Windows client and the web client. Relax.
Please try to retain from having cover images with text on them. Makes article title reading really hard in the app!
i got today a new Alpha Update on Xbox and its not possible anymore to get the authentication Code....
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