Latest Firmware Update Brings Discord Voice Chat Support For PlayStation 5

The new patch has brought several of the much-wanted social features to the current-gen console.

Story Highlights

  • You can now use Discord’s voice chat features on your PlayStation 5 after the firmware 7.0 update.
  • The new system software update also brings VRR compatibility for 1440p resolution.
  • The update also brings many accessibility and social features to the PlayStation 5.

PlayStation 5 has received a new firmware update today. The firmware 7.0 brings several new accessibility and social features to the current-gen console, including Discord voice chat support. The new system software update for PlayStation 5 also brings Variable Refresh Rate support for 1440p resolution.

You can now link your Discord account with your PlayStation Network account to voice chat with your friends, even if they use a different gaming platform.

There are multiple ways to link your Discord account with your PlayStation 5 console. You can do so from your PlayStation 5 or use the Discord app on your PC or mobile device to link the two accounts together.

Additionally, if you’ve already linked your Discord account with your PlayStation account in the past, you’ll have to do it again now to enable voice chat features. However, PlayStation 5 users who participated in the system software’s beta test won’t have to re-link their accounts together.

Discord’s voice chat for the PlayStation 5 has been a much-awaited feature since last year when Sony announced their partnership with Discord and revealed that they’d be working towards integrating Discord’s voice chat features into the current-gen console, which will become available by March 8th, 2023.

Furthermore, many of the available Discord features for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 were accurately predicted by a datamine earlier in January.

Aside from the Discord integration, the new firmware update now allows you to share your screen with friends. You can also request your friend to share their screen with you by simply selecting their profile and pressing the “Share Screen” icon.

The "Share Screen" feature will let you request your friend to share their screen with you.
The “Share Screen” feature will let you request your friend to share their screen with you.

You’ll also be able to join a game your friends are playing by directly selecting the “Join Game” icon on any of your friend’s profiles in PlayStation 5’s Party Chat.

Another new feature displays all of your friends who own the game in question in game hubs. You can then access and interact with their profiles directly from the game hub.

Firmware 7.0 now lets you manually upload individual clips and screenshots to your PlayStation app directly from the console. Once you’ve uploaded the media to your PlayStation app, you can then easily share them on social media.

This will allow you to share the media on your socials via the PlayStation app.
This will allow you to share the media on your socials via the PlayStation app.

Along with the aforementioned social features, PlayStation 5 will now also provide variable refresh rate support for 1440p when using VRR-compatible HDMI 2.1 display and playing a game that supports VRR compatibility.

The new system software update changes the PlayStation 5 game library. You can sort and filter games according to your needs and can even filter out PS VR2 games when it eventually launches.

PlayStation 5 now also allows saved data migration from PlayStation 4. To enable migration, you’ll have to load the PlayStation 4 game on your PlayStation 5. If you already have saved data available on your PlayStation Network cloud, then you’ll receive a notification to download it to your PlayStation 5.

Aside from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 saved data migration, you can now also transfer data between other PlayStation 5 consoles. This data can be anything ranging from games, user profiles, settings, screenshots, and even videos using a local Wi-Fi network or an ethernet cable.

You can now use voice commands to record your gameplay for the US and UK limited releases. These voice commands will immediately start recording your gameplay for a specified duration based on your settings.

The voice command features are currently only available in English for registered beta participants in the US and UK.
The voice command features are currently only available in English for registered beta participants in the US and UK.

Additionally, you can also issue a voice command to end the recording. The voice command feature is currently only available for beta participants.

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