As we noted at the time, their popularity – the bots were installed on 16m and 20m Discord servers respectively – showed a demand for music within Discord’s ecosystem.
Now Discord is testing its own YouTube integration called ‘Watch Together’, which – we think – is less likely to fall foul of YouTube’s terms of service.
Why? Because it embeds the full videos (ads included) rather than just the music audio.
“A test of a similar Discord feature started 10 months ago before disappearing and resurfacing as Watch Together today,” reported The Verge. “We understand the company has re-prioritized this particular feature due to the recent music bot shutdowns.”