The PlayStation 5 update with support for Discord voice chat on the console is now out of beta and for all PS5 players. Those who have already installed System Update 7.0 can now activate Discord calls on their console, as long as they don’t think to set it up. They need to link their PlayStation Network account to Discord to start, and then they need to 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 need to use a mobile device or a PC to transfer a call to PS5 first.
The process is a bit involved, but Microsoft made it possible to join Discord calls directly from Xbox last November. We hope that Sony will do the same in the future. as The Verge notes, Discord integration on PS5 doesn’t yet include text messages and streams, so you won’t be able to access those on the console.
Additionally, the latest update adds Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support for HDMI 2.1 displays with 1440p resolution. That translates into less stuttering and input lags for games that support VRR, as the feature enables a display to match the current frame rate output of the PS5. Players will also encounter a new notification when they download or install a PS4 game on PS5, telling them that they have saved data to their PSN cloud storage. All they have to do to download that data is select the notification.
The update brings improvements to the console’s screen reader, as well, giving it the ability to tell users which direction they can take and what their current position is. Players can also update their controller software wirelessly, and for people in the US and UK, saving a video clip of their game is as easy as issuing a voice command. They can only say: “Hey PlayStation, take that!”
Sony recently released the beta version of this update in February. PS5 owners will just have to wait for it to hit their consoles or check the PlayStation support page for the latest system software update for PS5 for more information.
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