You’ll soon be able to link your Discord and Xbox accounts so friends on the gaming chat app can easily see what you’re playing on your console.
“If you are playing Sea of Thieves on your Xbox, you can now choose to give your Discord friends the ability to see that and decide whether they want to hop on their Xbox and join you,” Xbox Live General Manager Daniel McCulloch wrote in a blog post.
The account-linking feature is slated to arrive in the Discord PC and mobile apps in the “coming weeks.” To try it out, head over to the Connections tab under User Settings, click the Xbox Live option, sign in to your account, and enable permission.
“After following these few simple steps, your accounts will be linked and your Xbox Live game presence can be shared across Discord, enabling friends and users in your same Discord servers to see what you’re playing on Xbox Live,” McCulloch wrote.
Xbox Insiders will also soon be able to link the accounts from Xbox One, a feature that should reach the wider Xbox community in the near future. To do so, open the Account Settings menu on your console, select “Linked social accounts,” and you’ll see a new option for Discord. Once you receive a unique code from Xbox, just open the Discord app, head over to the Connections tab, and insert the code.
Meanwhile, streaming music service Pandora just debuted a “new listening experience” on Xbox One. The update offers a fresh look with new navigation options, background audio support, and the option to enable autoplay so the music never ends.
“Millions of gamers have enjoyed Pandora’s personalized music experience on Xbox since our launch in 2014, and our latest app now unleashes Pandora Premium,” Pandora’s VP of Business Development Dave Geary said in a statement. “From curating your own gaming playlist with search and play, to accessing personalized soundtracks created just for you, it’s never been faster or easier to find the perfect music to complement your Xbox One gaming experience.”