If you play a ton of games then chances are that you are familiar with discord. And those who are familiar with discord also are familiar with bots in discord. Bots in discord are no actual robots that speak some alien language. Let’s see briefly what bots are and then you will learn how to add music bot to discord server.
They are simple pieces of code that execute some functionality when called. The discord bots are used to manage a ton of stuff inside of discord such as spam management , playing music in background and even chat bots. In this guide we will be focusing on the music bot in discord. And by the end of this writing you will be able to add a free music bot in your discord server.
Without further delay, let’s talk business.
Which bot are we going to add in discord channel ?
Well there are literally hundreds of bots out there, much of them providing insane level of functionality and customization. But the choice we make here has to do with more simplicity and focus on functionality rather than gimmicks. So the music bot of our choice is the rythembot. Why we chose the rythmbot ?
- It is simple and easy to use
- The bot requires no special authorization, requires no downloads
- And it requires no background programs running as it is a standalone program
It more than justifies it’s place in our pick. You can read more about the bot from rythmbot.com. Anyway let’s see how to add the bot to our server
How to add the Music Bot to discord
Firstly, check if you have the permissions to add the bot ( or you are the owner of the server )
If you created the discord channel, you are good to go. As for the folks who want to add this bot on a channel they did not create, they should just check if they have got the required permissions. The permissions are granted by the channel admin by assigning you a role to manage server settings.
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Steps to add the bot to discord server
Once you have the required permissions and you are all set to go, just follow the steps !
- Go to the rythmbot page by clicking the link here
- Once you are there, you will see the big Invite bot Button. Click on that to continue
- The login screen will pop up as shown below
- Login if it needs you to login
- Then select your server from the drop-down list in the picture.
- Make sure you keep the administrative permissions check-box ticked ( enabled )
- Just click authorize and sit back and relax !
What you will be seeing next is the successful authorization screen. If you see this, then congratulations, you have now added the music bot to your discord server. If you do not reach this state just refresh your browser and try the steps again. The steps are very simple and should not take long.
How to run the newly added bot
Now that you have reached here, you now have added the rythmbot bot to your server and you are ready to rock some music !
To activate the bot ( add the bot to your server’s chat ), simply type the command : !join
And the bot will be added to the chat ! It has never been so simpler to do stuff than this ! You can run the command : !help to see other commands that might help you
Some other commands for this bot are
|play||Plays a song with the given name or url.|
|disconnect||Disconnect the bot from the voice channel it is in.|
|np||Shows what song the bot is currently playing.|
|aliases||List command aliases.|
|ping||Checks the bot’s response time to Discord.|
|skip||Skips the currently playing song.|
|seek||Seeks to a certain point in the current track.|
|soundcloud||Searches soundcloud for a song|
|remove||Removes a certain entry from the queue.|
|loopqueue||Loops the whole queue.|
|search||Searches YouTube for results of a URL.|
If you wish to know more about this bot and it’s features , head over to this website
Alright, the bot is added to the chat. How to play music on it ? Here it is
Playing music on the added bot
Once you run the bot using the !join command, follow the steps
- For being able to plat music from a you-tube video, head over to youtube.com
- Find your favorite music and copy the link of the video ( the actual URL of the webpage)
- Once you copy the link, go back to your discord page
- type in !play your_link and click okay
- You should look like this
And guess what ! your favorite music is now being played by the rythmbot on your discord server. It was super easy if you followed all the steps.
Now This example only shows a youtube music playback example as the limit allows only that. But don’t worry, the bot is quite capable of playing music from other music services such as soundcloud as well. Just find the appropriate command for it in the command section ( it is a big section ) and the rest process is very similar.
Here are some other easy commands for you
!pause : pauses the music
!skip : skips the current track and plays the next one
And if you want the bot to leave the server , that’s also managed by the bot itself. If you do not feed the bot with new music requests for 5-10 minutes, the bot automatically goes away. Remember you can always summon the bot by using the commands shown above.
In this guide you learned about a cool music bot, how its works and most importantly, how to add music bot to the discord server. We hope you liked our guide. Comment down below your thoughts or any other cool bots that you want to share with us. Cheers and peace.