Discord and Youtube are working together to bring back the bots


Discord is testing a new feature that allows users to watch and listen to YouTube videos in groups. The integration would result from a collaboration with YouTube itself and will be released a few weeks after two discord music bots had to disappear.

The feature is currently usable by a small number of Discord users and resembles the Discord-bots Groovy and Rhythm, which in recent weeks were forced to disappear from Discord by YouTube. This was because the bots would tinker with the service and were used for commercial purposes.

The new feature, called Watch Together, will do almost the same as the bots and will be rolled out to all users at the end of October.

Users can click on the feature and drag YouTube videos into a playlist. All members of the group can then watch the videos. In between the videos, advertisements are shown, emphasizes Discord.

The old Discord bots also allowed users to watch YouTube videos together. They could be added to a Discord server, a shielded group within the service in which users could communicate with each other, but were not developed by YouTube.


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