Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

Have you ever wanted to listen to music without leaving your Discord app before? I'm sure you already did. Discord has quickly become one of the most popular platforms for online gaming and communication, with millions of users around the world. And one of the best things about Discord is that you can easily listen to music with friends while you're gaming or chatting. There are a few different ways to listen to music on Discord. You can either use Discord's built-in music player, which lets you play music from your computer, or you can use a third-party music player like Spotify or Apple Music.

In this article, we will guide you on how to set-up one of the widely used music bot on Discord, the FredBoat.

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What is FredBoat Discord Bot?

FredBoat is a Discord bot that lets you play high quality music in your Discord server for free. It can play music from Soundcloud, Bandcamp, direct links, Twitch. Yes, it also supports playlists and livestreams! Instead of linking directly to a track, you can also choose to simply just type in the name of your song and let FredBoat find it for you. FredBoat has full support for shuffling your playlist. You can even choose to put just one or the entire queue on repeat.

 

Inviting FredBoat to your Discord Server

Step 1. Visit FredBoat’s Official Website

You can visit the bot's official site. Make sure that you're using the official link since there are a lot of bots with the same or almost the same name with this bot. Then click on "Invite to Server".

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 2. Select your Discord server

You need to select the server that you want the bot in (You should have Administrative permissions to do this). For this instance, I will be adding the bot on a server that I own. Click on "Continue".

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 3. Authorize the Bot

You will then be asked to give permissions to the bot. Don't worry, you can change these permissions later. Click on "Authorize".

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 4. Complete the Captcha challenge

You will be then asked to complete a Captcha. Put a check on the box and finish the challenge to prove that you are not a robot.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 5. Login with your Discord account.

After completing those steps, you will be redirected on the Dashboard. You will be asked to login via Discord. Click on "Login with Discord".

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Step 6. Authorize the Bot for Dashboard

You will be prompted with an authorization permission again. This time, this is for the Dashboard access. Click on "Authorize".

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 7. Enter Music Room

You will then be redirected to the list of server that you are in that are using FredBoat. You will have to select the server that you have initially chose to add FredBoat. I will be choosing Chronos Guild, click on "Go to Music Room".

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 8. Music Room Dashboard

Once you are in the music room, you will see all your servers that has FredBoat on the left side and the music that are currently playing. Since you haven't added any music to play and you aren't currently joining a voice channel, it will have this message: "Please go to discord and join the voice channel".

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Upon opening your Discord app or web, you will see that you have successfully added FredBoat and that it's ready to use.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

Let's move on to trying the music bot!

 

Playing music using Discord commands

Step 1. Join a Voice channel

You have to join a voice channel in order to access the music from FredBoat. To do this, just click on your desired voice channel, in this instance, I'm joining General voice channel. You also need to have a channel dedicated to sending bot commands for the FredBoat, for this instance, I named the channel #music-commands.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 2. Run the command

Run command /play + the link or query. You can also search for your desired music. For this instance I will look for the song "Money Rain".

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Your command should like like this, the press Enter.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

After that, you will be given the list of songs that are related to your search, you can choose what to play on the buttons below. They are numbered according to their respective significance to your search.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 3. Listen and Enjoy!

After selecting the music that you want, you will be prompted that your music has been added to the queue. If there are no music in the queue, your music choice will automatically play.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

You can also check the music that are in the queue using the Music Room that we have accessed earlier.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

And voila! Enjoy your music as you chill in your Discord server.

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Playing the music using Music Room

Another way to access or add music to the queue is by accessing the Music Room. You can do this by heading back to FredBoat's official site and clicking on the Music Room as we have done earlier.

 

Step 1. Join a voice channel

Like we did earlier, we need to join a voice channel in order to listen to Fredboat's music. But for this instance, instead of using a channel to send commands on, we will be using the Search function on the Music Room

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 2. Music Room’s Search Function

Head back to the Music Room and at the left side of the screen you will see the Search function. Click on it.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 3. Look for your desired music

After clicking Search, you will see that there is a search bar. Look up for a music that you desire to play. Then press Enter or the magnifying glass beside the search bar.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 4. Choose the Music

You will then be shown the list of the music related to your search. You need to click the plus (+) button beside the music to add it to your queue.

Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

 

Step 5. Listen and Enjoy!

After selecting the music that you want, you will be prompted that your music has been added to the queue. If there are no music in the queue, your music choice will automatically play.

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Set Up FredBoat Discord Bot [Step-by-Step]

NOTE:

The music will only play if you are still in the voice channel and that your Discord app or web browser is still opened.

And there you have it, a fully running music bot for your Discord server!

 

FredBoat Discord Commands

Here are the full list of commands that are available to use inside discord.

Command Description
/play Play music from a given URL or search for a track on SoundCloud.
/nowplaying Display the currently playing track.
/skip first Skip one or more tracks in the beginning of the queue.
/skip number Skip a track at a specific position in the queue.
/skip user Skip tracks added by a user.
/skip range Skip a range of tracks in the queue.
/voteskip Vote to skip the current track.
/stop Stop the player and clear the playlist.
/pause on to pause the player and off to resume.
/join Make FredBoat join your current voice channel.
/leave Make FredBoat leave the current voice channel.
/shuffle on to activate shuffle mode and off to deactivate shuffle mode.
/reshuffle Reshuffle the queue.
/forward Forward the track by the given amount of time.
/rewind Rewind the track by the given amount of time.
/seek Set the position of the track to the given time.
/restart Restart the currently playing track.
/history Show history of recently played tracks.
/export Export the current queue to Wastebin.
/help Opens up the help embed for FredBoat.

 

Summary

FredBoat is a good addition to your server. It is a free, open source, music bot for Discord. You can easily add it to your Discord server with just a few clicks. It has a rich feature set including music playback, lyrics, artist information, and more. Though it only support SoundCloud as of now, it is constantly being updated with new features and improvements. You could use this bot so that your members will stay and hang out in your server and also for engagement. 

If you have more questions, you can check their documentation.

 

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