One of the best things about using Discord as your main VoIP client is that it packs in a ton of amazing features. And one of the most impressive ones out of the lot is that the service allows you to add useful bots to your server.
Now there are a variety of different bots that you can add to your server, and they can help you with everything from community moderation to stream integration. But the ones that play music are undoubtedly one of my personal favorites and that’s what we’re going to talk about in this article.
So if you’ve been meaning to add some music to your Discord server but aren’t sure which bot to go with, we’ve got your back. We have compiled a list of the best Discord music bots you should try.
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How to Add a Music Bot to Your Discord Server
Before we get to the best Discord music bots, let’s first take a look at an important aspect — how you can add a music bot to your Discord server. Just follow these simple steps to create a new server and then add a music bot to it:
Step 1: Create a new server by clicking on the plus icon in the left toolbar.
Step 2: Click on the Create a server button in the following pop-up dialog.
Step 3: Then give your new server a name, select the region, and click on Create to complete the process.
Your new server should now be created and added to the toolbar on the left. To enter the server, click on the icon with your server’s initials and then you can add participants by clicking on the plus icon next to the channel names.
Step 4: Now that you have a server in place, head over to a bot’s download page and click on the Add to Discord button.
Do note that the Add to Discord button is sometimes labeled as Invite to Discord for a few bots. The process remains unchanged.
Step 5: If you haven’t logged in to your Discord account in your browser, then you’ll be redirected to the Discord login page. Just enter your credentials and click on Login.
Once you’re successfully logged in, Discord will redirect you to a different page where you’ll be able to add the bot to your server.
Step 6: Select the server you want to add the bot to from the drop-down list and then click on the Authorize button.
Step 7: Complete the Captcha by clicking within the checkbox. The Discord bot should now be added to your server.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s take a look at some of the best Discord music bots you should download.
Fredboat is one of the most famous music bots out there and for a good reason. It’s quite simple and requires no configuration. The bot’s music commands are easy to remember and with it you can have high-quality music playing on your server in no time.
The bot is completely free to use and allows you to play music from services like YouTube, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, etc. You can choose to directly link a song or playlist that you want to play or use Fredboat’s search feature to find the song for you.
Groovy is another feature-rich music bot that you can get for your Discord server. It’s also fairly easy to use, has simple commands, it allows you to play music directly from services like Spotify, YouTube, SoundCloud, Apple Music, etc.
The bot offers a lag-free, high-quality music listening experience and it’s quite stable, even on large servers with a high user population. However, the bot isn’t free to use entirely, and some of its features, including essential ones like volume control, are hidden behind a paywall.
Now if you’re on the lookout for a music bot that’ll not only play music but also find the lyrics for you, then you should check out Rythm. Much like Fredboat and Groovy, Rythm offers users an uncomplicated interface with a decent selection of commands to help you play high-quality music from various servers.
But one of the coolest things about this bot is that it can find the lyrics the song that is playing, if you want to hum along. Rythm also offers a web dashboard for server admins from where they can easily control the music being played right from the web, which is a handy addition.
Vexera is another excellent choice if you’re looking for a simple music bot that includes support for multiple sources, including YouTube, Soundcloud, Twitch, Vimeo, Mixer, Bandcamp, and Spotify. What differentiates Vexera from the other bots on this list are its moderation features that will allow you to easily kick, ban or mute members in your server.
Another impressive feature about Vexera is that it includes support for over 15 different languages and it can also fetch you the lyrics to any song. While the free version is pretty capable in itself, the premium versions of Vexera offer a couple of additional features like volume control, bass control, autoplay, etc.
Rounding off the list is the 24/7 music bot which, as it’s name suggests, is a no-nonsense bot that will play music on your server around the clock. The bot can play specific song requests, and also let you play your favorite radio station in your stream for an uninterrupted experience.
The free version of the bot even lets you play YouTube livestreams, but if you want even more features, you can subscribe to the premium version. If you opt for the paid version, you get access to a host of features, such as higher quality audio playback, volume controls, the ability to make your custom commands, and a lot more.
So now that you know about a couple of great Discord music bots, it’s time to try them out on your server. Just keep in mind that some of these bots might appear offline at times. That usually happens when the developers are running server-side maintenance, and it doesn’t last too long. If it does bother you, however, you can either add multiple music bots to your server or choose to host a bot on your own.
Next up: Once you’re done adding music bots to your server, you should also check out the next article for some other epic Discord bots that you must try.