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PlayStation Party Chat on PC – How to Setup, Join and Talk to PS4 players

Like Discord is to PC gamers, PlayStation Party Chat is to PS4 and PS5 players. Although Discord is used on other platforms as well, it’s dominantly used by PC gamers. The same goes for Party Chat.

However, these apps are not inter-platform compatible. This means you can use Discord on PS4 or Party Chat on PC, at least not directly. But there are workarounds, and we will discuss in detail how you can use both apps wherever you like.

So, for you, the easiest fix would be to log on to your Discord and continue chatting seamlessly. However, you must be wondering how to use Discord on PS4 right? Well, we do have a trick up our sleeves to assist you in using Discord for PS4.

You might already be using PlayStation party chat – which has Discord-like functionalities all the time. But we also have a detailed method where you can use it on a PC.

PlayStation party chats let users voice chat with other players in-game. It’s designed for the PlayStation but can also be used on PC provided both the platforms are in sync. After sync, your PS4 can be left in sleep mode while you continue your game on PC with PlayStation party chat on PC.

PlayStation Party Chat on PC – PS4

playstation party chat on pc
Credits: Sony

Can You Join a PS4 or PlayStation Party On PC?

You can not only get the PlayStation Party chat on PC but you can also stream video games while your PS4 sits in idle mode. It’s made possible with the official PlayStation Remote Play app that basically turns your computer into a PS4.

How To Join PS4 Party On PC – Easy Steps

PlayStation party chat is a useful feature available on PS4 which allows you to voice chat with teammates or other players while gaming and also permits you to share your screen with the party you are connected to.

Over 109 Million players are active users of PlayStation Network account (as of 2021) which means a large number of those players are also actively using PS4 Party Chat.

Statistic: Number of active users on PlayStation Network (PSN) worldwide as of March 2021 (in millions) | Statista
Find more statistics at Statista

It’s really convenient to do so. Let’s say your console is in another room or on some other floor. How do you join quickly? Well, it’s easier than you might have guessed with a simple and official method.

Follow these steps:

  • First head to the official site to download the Remote Play app.
  • Make sure you select the correct PC version to download from the list. It’s available for both Mac and Windows.
  • Install the app > Turn on your PS4.
  • Make sure both the PS4 and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Now switch your PS4 to sleep mode > Connect the PS4 Controller using the cable or Bluetooth.
  • You will be prompted to enter the password if the console is password-protected > Sync will be complete.
  • Now to access party chat, click the microphone icon at the bottom > Press the PlayStation button on your controller.
  • Select ‘Party’ from the menu option > Click on start party > Select the friend’s group you want to join.

And that’s it. You’re connected to use PlayStation Voice Chat on PC.

How to Talk to PS4 Players On PC?

There are 2 major methods of how you can talk to PS4 Players on PC. The 1st method is through Party Chat using the Remote Play or PlayStation Now app. The 2nd method is to use Discord but this is considering your PS4 friends know how to use Discord on PS4.

We have covered both methods in this article. For the 1st method go here. And for the 2nd, go here.

PS App for PC – PlayStation Now

Sony released the PS Now app that lets you stream your PlayStation games on your PC. This PS App for PC is available to download from the official website here. PS Now offers a free trial but you don’t need the console to play exclusive PS titles.

PS App for PC
Source: Sony

You can play the top PS exclusive titles even on a mid-range computer as the games will be streamed to your computer. However, you need an internet connection that’s at least 12 Mbps. We recommend you have an unlimited data package as these games eat up a lot of data in streaming.

PlayStation Party Chat On PC Without PS4

You can join PlayStation Party Chat on PC without PS4 but not if you don’t own a PS4 to begin with. As long as you, have the app set up on your computer or phone, you don’t need to keep the console active.

PS4 Remote Play Party Chat

Sony’s Remote Play app lets users play PS4 video games or access it remotely including features like Party Chat. Basically, you are controlling your console remotely. It’s the application we use to control the PS4 with your PC, Mac, Android, or iPhone by downloading it on the respective platform(s).

How To Join PS4 Party on Android

The fact that smartphones are specially built to communicate helps in joining PS4 Party Chat on Android. And it’s also the reason why you might want to do so in the first place.

How To Join PS4 Party on Android
Source: PlayStation website

How To Join a PS4 Party Chat From Your Android

Step 1: Go to the official PlayStation Remote Play website > Download the app for your Android.
Step 2: After the download is complete, it will install automatically > Open the app.
Step 3: Make sure your PlayStation 4 is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your smartphone.
Step 4: Find your console showing up on the application > Tap on the name to connect.
Step 5: The app will start to sync with the PS4 remotely.
Step 6: During the first time of starting, you will be prompted with a passkey if you have one set > Enter the passkey to continue.
Step 7: Remote Play will automatically sync your phone to the console > Select and run the game you wish to play.
Step 8: Join voice chats using the mic on your mobile device.

Although the app will show the controls, you can also connect the PS4 controller. These are the requirements for the app to run correctly:

  • Smartphone with Android 7.0 or later versions.
  • PlayStation 4 updated to the latest system software version.
  • Account for PlayStation Network.
  • High-speed internet access from Wi-Fi (mobile data is not supported).

PS4 Party Chat on iOS

Source: PlayStation website

How To Join a PS4 Party Chat From Your iPhone

Step 1: Visit the official PlayStation Remote Play website > Download the app for your iPhone.
Step 2: After the download is complete, it will install automatically > Open the app.
Step 3: Make sure your PlayStation 4 is also connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your iPhone.
Step 4: Tap on the name to connect.
Step 5: The app will start to sync with the PS4 remotely.
Step 6: During the first time of starting, you will be prompted with a passkey if you have one set > Enter the passkey to continue.
Step 7: Remote Play automatically syncs your phone to the console > Select and run the game you wish to play.
Step 8: Join voice chats using the mic on your mobile device.

And there you have it.

Discord on PS4 – A Complete Guide

How To Get Discord On PS4?

First of all, you must be wondering, can you get Discord on PS4?

The simple answer is that you can get Discord on PlayStation 4, all you have to do is sign-in to the app.

Follow these steps to get Discord on PlayStation 4:

  • First, open your Discord Account on any available device such as your PC or Phone.
  • Next, locate the Internet Browser on your PS4.
  • Type in ‘discord.com’ in the Internet Browser URL on your PS4.
  • Click on Open and fill up the account and password information.
  • Login to your Discord Account and enjoy.

“The chat app built initially for gamers has been steadily expanding outside that world as it’s increasingly used by YouTube personalities, podcasters, hackers, and more. Overall, the company says it counts more than 250 million registered users, or basically the same number of people who’ve signed up to play the cultural phenom Fortnight. More than 56 million people log in each month on the app, …”

says Ian Sherr from CNET.

Discord has not yet launched an app that would work on PlayStation 4 but that does not mean you have to wait for the app before you can use it on PS4.

This will definitely take longer than it would if you were trying to install Discord on PC or Xbox and might be a bit tedious as well.

However, you have nothing to worry about as we will take you through this process step by step.

Please note that in order for you to access Discord on PlayStation 4 there are some requirements you would have to fulfill beforehand.

Screenshot: YourSixStudios (Youtube)

Requirements To Set Up Discord On PS4

To begin with you would need:

MixAmp Pro TR for PS4, PC & Mac (Gen 4)
Mixamp Pro TR

The requirements mentioned above should not break your wallet which makes this fix a lot feasible.

After following the requirements thoroughly what you would need to do is go through the steps which would show you how to use Discord on your PS4.

Read More: Better Discord – The Complete Step by Step Guide and Tutorial for 2021

How To Use Discord on PS4

Follow these few steps to use Discord on PS4:

  • First of all, you have to connect the optical cables between your Mixamp Pro TR and PS4 for switching audio.
  • Next, head over to your PS4 Settings.
  • Go to Sound and Screen.
  • Next, go to Audio Output Settings and change the Primary Output Port to Digital Output.
  • Now connect one end to the USB cable to your computer and the other end of the USB cable to your base station. Make sure your base station remains in the PC mode otherwise it will not work.
  • Open Discord on your computer and change the input device in voice settings to your Mixamp Pro TR.
  • Use the recommended 3.5 mm audio jack and run it from your computer audio port.
  • Go back to your voice settings in Discord and modify the output device to your computer’s audio port.
Discord Voice Settings

Following these steps carefully will allow you to access Discord voice chat capabilities on your PS4.

Please note: You will not be able to hear anything coming from your computer as your PlayStation 4 is accessing the primary audio from your Mixamp Pro TR.

However, in case you wanted to do so, you can with a quick fix.

Just connect the 3.5 mm audio cable(male to male) to your computer and to the AUX(auxiliary) port on your Mixamp Pro TR.

Why Is There No Discord on PS4?

Discord is such a staple gaming communications app that it’s a surprise that there isn’t a version for PS4. But it is for good reasons. Sony does not usually allow third-party applications which allow communications with other platforms. This is because of security and better protection for the console.

Although it is somewhat of an extreme measure, most of the security risks are covered by separating their users from other platforms. Even so, Sony hasn’t been completely safe from security issues like the famous data breach in April 2011.

As a result, if Discord had a security leak or issue, Sony does not want to take the blame. Most of the users will hold the platform responsible instead of the application responsible for a security breach. All these are the reasons for no PS4 Discord app.

How to Show Your PS4 Activity on Discord

How to Show Your PS4 Activity on Discord
Source: Tustin, YouTube

Do you want to show off your progress for all your PS4 games on Discord? Well, you can, and you should.

However, it is not possible officially as there is no official Discord integration. But that doesn’t stop other developers. Introducing Tustin, the developer behind a third-party Discord app will show your PS4 activity just like Discord does it on its official platform.

As a result, sharing your PS4 activity is not as straight forward as when playing on the PC or Xbox One; we are breaking down the steps to make it buttery smooth:

Step 1: Download the PlayStationDiscord app on your PC. Step 2: Install and open the app.
Step 3: Sign in with your PSN account.
(You can safely sign in to this app. The app uses an OAuth login which means that your login info is not stored on the app.)
Step 4: After logging in > Enable ‘Rich Presence.’

To understand how it works, Rich Presence is a feature that allows developers to share user activity to Discord accounts. Third-party apps use it to share the activity with Discord to show people what you’re doing, like watching Netflix.

However, there is one disadvantage. It only runs if your PC is turned on and the app is running. If you’re gaming on the PS4 and the app is not open, the information will not display

Bonus Tip

Why stop at Discord for PS4 when you can go for Better Discord. That’s right, not only can you run Better Discord, you can also apply all the cool customization options it provides.

Conclusion

Discord is likely to be made available for the upcoming latest generation on PlayStation, the PS5.

However, for the time being, and those of you PS4 users this fix should suffice as it allows to you access Discord on your PS4.


That’s all for this post. We hope you were able to benefit from this article and got your issues fixed. Please leave a comment if you have any queries. Like and Share this post with your friends. Thank you for reading.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can console players use Discord?

Discord is available to download for PC and Xbox. However, for PS4 users the scenario is a bit different as Discord is not officially available to use on PS4. You can follow our instructions to get Discord on your PS4.

Can you join a PlayStation party on PC?

You can join PlayStation party chat on PC via the PS4 remote play app. Download this app onto your computer and run it in the background.

How do I view my PS4 activity on Discord?

You could download an app similar to Discord developed by a third-party developer which basically allows you to see your PS4 activity via your computer.
The app is called PlayStationDiscord.

Does PS4 have Discord?

Discord is not officially launched for PS4. But you could access Discord through your internet browser on your PS4.

Is there any way I could go on PS4 party chat on a PC or Android?

What you could do is download PS4 Remote Play software on your PC. Then log in to your PSN account on this software.

Afterward, you can turn on your PS4 and connect to party chat on your PC and then let the software run in the background

Can I talk on Discord on PS4?

You can freely voice chat while gaming using Discord on your PS4. All you have to do is first get Discord for your PS4 and meet the requirements prior to using discord on your PS4.

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