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How to add music bot to Discord

We take you through the steps required to get a music bot working on a Discord server

Updated: Mar 31, 2023 2:02 pm
How to add music bot to Discord

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Discord is full of great features, one of them being the use of bots – so let’s show you how to add music bot to Discord. If you want to play music through Discord, the use of a music bot allows for a nice and easy automated process without too much hassle. Although it’s true that you can connect Spotify to your Discord and play music that way, music bots offer more functionality for all members in a channel to make playlists on the fly whilst gaming. It’s nice to share your favorite songs straight through Discord without requiring any additional services or account connecting.

Just in case you’re looking for a different type of Discord bot and have landed on this page, we’ve got a whole guide set out for you to learn more about Discord bots (music bots included). There’s really no more need to introduce Discord music bots, so take a quick read through the simple process below.

Adding a music bot to Discord step-by-step



Make sure you’re a server admin or have the “Manage Server” role

If you are a server admin then you automatically have the permissions needed for the following steps. If you are not then you will need to get yourself the powers granted by having a Mange Server Role. If you are unsure about how to do this, please read our handy guide on How To Add Roles In Discord.

When you get to Part 1, Step 3 of the guide, you will want to make sure you have the Manage Server permissions slider switched to green (meaning it’s selected). Click Save Changes at the bottom and then follow the rest of the guide to add this role to your account.



Decide which music bot you want to add

Read our guide to Discord bots to see some of the most popular music bots available. For the purposes of this guide, we will be going with Rythm Bot. Once you have made your choice, navigate to the necessary webpage and click to Add to Discord / invite the bot into your server.



Add a bot to a server

Once you have clicked to invite the bot a pop-up window should appear such as the one pictured asking you to pick a specific server from a dropdown box. Choose your preferred server, make sure the Administrator tick box is selected, and then click Authorize. If this process is successful, you should see a message in your server telling you that the bot has joined.



Enter a command to run the bot

Every bot has its own list of commands. The list of commands for Rhythm bot can be found here. Once the bot has been added you can enter a voice channel within Discord and type in the command required to set it running, in the case of Rhythm bot the command you must type is !join

A link to the commands available for Rhythm bot can also be quickly produced by typing in the command !help

How to add music bot to Discord FAQs

Can you add a music bot to a Discord call?

When it comes to music bots on Discord, they are particularly useful. They allow the sound quality to be increased, and they will also play some of your favorite songs when prompted. They make playing music through Discord easier on the whole, and take away the need of a member playing the music through their microphone.

While the music bot is able to play music through the voice channels, unfortunately you cannot currently add a music bot to a discord call. This is because the bots have limitations, and are not supported for use in a Discord call, whether this is private or public. This may be added in the future, but it is not currently possible.

Are Discord music bots legal?

Yes, Discord music bots are legal. However, in recent years, there have been some concerns surrounding them. These concerns are mainly linked to issues surrounding the use of music and its copyright.

In 2019 in particular concerns were sparked surrounding the use of music bots and whether legal action would be taken against them. As a result of this, many music bots were shut down permanently over this. One of the most popular music bots that was shut down was DabBot.

Music bots in themselves are not illegal, but the Digital Millennium Copyright Act could potentially be broken through the use of them. This is why many Discord users will avoid placing them in their servers.

If you are looking to install a bot on your Discord server, you will want to choose bots that use YouTube and Spotify to stream songs, these bots are both legal and safe to use.

What is the best music bot for Discord?

When it comes to choosing the best music bot for Discord, this is down to personal preference. However, there are a handful of great options to consider. One of the most popular music bots on Discord is Groovy.

Groovy is a great option and our personal favorite. This is because it allows songs to play through website links, and you can create a list of songs for the bot to play. It is an easy bot to install and use.

Another popular choice is Rythm. This is a more basic bot, but it works well. You are able to use it for free, and it will allow you to queue music and create playlists too. Some other great choices include Groovy, Vexera, Octave, and Chip.
In order to find your personal favorite we would recommend trialing a few different options to find out which is the best for your server.

How do I install Rythm Bot?

Rythm is a great music bot that you can add to Discord. If you have never added a bot to Discord before, you may be wondering how to do this. It is fairly easy to do, and you will just need to follow these simple steps.

To add Rythm bot, you will need to open the Rythm bot website. Next you will want to click invite, alternatively, you will want to click the “add to Discord” option. Once you click this, it will open Discord in your browser. If you are not already logged into Discord, you will want to do this now.

Once Discord opens, you need to choose which server you want to add the bot to using the drop-down arrows. You will need to ensure that you are authorized to manage the server to add the bot. Next click continue, and add it as an administrator, and authorize the bot. It will then be added to the server.

How do I set up Groovy Bot Discord?

Adding Groovy Bot to your Discord server is very simple. You will just need to follow these easy steps. First, you need to open the Groovy Bot website. The website will then display a pink “add to Discord” button. You will want to click this option, which will then bring up Discord in your browser.

Once Discord has opened, you will need to choose which server you want to add the bot to, from the drop-down list. After you have done this, you will need to authorize the bot, and it will be added to the server.

You need the permissions in order to app this bot, but as you can see, it is super easy and simple to add. Once added it can then be used to listen to music within the server.

Final word

This has been our guide on how to add a music bot to Discord. If you’re interested in learning more about the Discord app, please read one of our related WePC articles explaining all things Discord.

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