As of Monday, Discord and Sony Interactive Entertainment have begun rolling out the ability to connect PlayStation Network accounts to Discord. Doing so will allow the user to display their PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5 game activity in their Discord profile and status. Players can also add their PSN online ID to their profile, displaying it for their friends.
PSN account connection is still being added across the United States. Other countries will follow soon. If you are unsure of whether it is available for you, check the User Settings > Connections for the icon.
Connect your PSN account to Discord
Connecting a PSN account is the same as any other Discord integration. It’s a simple process that can be done by following these steps:
- Open Discord and head into User Settings > Connections on desktop, web or mobile.
- Find and select the PlayStation icon (again, if the icon is not there, PSN account connection may not yet be available in your region)
- Sign in to your PlayStation account in the browser window that opens. At this point, your PSN account is connected.
After the accounts have been connected, there will be two new options on Discord. “Display on Profile” will show your PlayStation ID and game — if the option is enabled — when other users open your profile. “Display PlayStation Network as your status” will let others see your ID and game in your status.
If your status is not visible on Discord, try checking your PSN Privacy Settings. “PSN Online Status” and “Now Playing” visibility have to be set to “Anyone.”
The partnership between Sony and Discord was first announced in May of 2021.
“Our goal is to bring the Discord and PlayStation experiences closer together on console and mobile starting early next year, allowing friends, groups and communities to hang out, have fun and communicate more easily while playing games together,” Jim Ryan, Sony President and CEO, said in the statement.
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