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A New PS5 Update Is Rolling Out Now And Makes It Even Easier To Join Discord Voice Chats


A new PlayStation 5 firmware update is rolling out now, bringing with it a handful of small but useful updates, along with one particularly exciting one – the ability to join Discord voice calls directly from the console.

The feature will mean that players can bring up their Discord chats directly from the Control Centre menu on their console jump into one, without having to touch their phone or another device to initiate anything. PlayStation says that the feature will roll out to various regions over the coming weeks, with Japan/Asia first followed by Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the Middle East and then the Americas.

PS5 UI screenshot showing the option to join a Discord voice chat

Another feature that’s rolling out now is profile sharing from the PS5 console or PlayStation App, allowing players to generate a shareable link or QR code to their PlayStation profile to share on other services.

three side-by-side images showing the Profile Share functionality on mobile devices

The firmware update enabling the new features as they gradually roll out is already available, and includes the following changes:

PS5 Firmware Update Version: 24.04-09.40.00 Patch Notes

  • Child accounts can now link and add third-party services and apps to their account for PlayStation Network to enjoy benefits and features that enhance their gameplay experience.
    • Younger players that use child accounts on PS5 can link accounts to use features like Discord voice chat, music streaming via Apple Music and Spotify, and broadcasting and sharing gameplay via YouTube and Twitch.
    • New parental controls are available for parents and guardians. These controls notify and allow them to manage their child’s account links with third-party services and apps.
      Availability may vary depending on age, parental control settings, and country/region.
  • You can now start or join a Discord voice chat directly from your PS5.
    Open Game Base in the control center and select the Discord tab to access your servers and direct calls.
  • We’ve updated the device software for the PULSE Elite wireless headset, PULSE Explore wireless earbuds, and PlayStation Link USB adapter.
    • PlayStation Link connection stability has been improved.
    • We’ve fixed an issue with the PULSE Elite wireless headset that caused the power to turn off when the audio cable is connected to the audio input jack.
    • On the PULSE Elite wireless headset, the status indicator that turns on after establishing PlayStation Link connection is now less bright.
  • We’ve improved system software performance and stability.
  • We’ve improved the messages and usability on some screens.