It even allows for cross-platform chat between PC, Mac, and Linux.
As the server administrator of Team Speak, you have the right to create and delete user accounts, set different privileges for each one of them, ban any given user, or password protect the access to the server, just to mention a few.
Team Speak is a piece of software that comes in two separate applications, one to be used as a server and the other one as a client.
Earlier this week, I did just that and hopped into a Discord channel with CEO and Founder Jason Citron, who told me “it actually was not simple” to make the service work that way.
Discord is using the HTML5 standard called Web RTC that’s built into most modern browsers, but tricks it to be safer and faster.
The voice quality is crisper and clearer thanks to a more modern voice engine than what’s used by the now decade-and-a-half-old choices like Team Speak and Ventrilo, and Discord is also significantly more lightweight.
You don’t need to host a server, download a program, or even sign up for an account; you just send a link out to the people you want to join, and they’re there.
As for Team Speak's client application, it's very easy to use.
Just enter the required connection data (server's address, nickname, and password if needed) and you're done.Now, celebrating its first birthday, there isn’t a Vo IP option I’d rather use.It’s not that Mumble or Team Speak aren’t still good options, it’s just that Discord has made such an appealing service that I’m not sure why I would ever want to go back.One year ago today, Discord launched as a free Vo IP service with a single intention: dethrone the aging options that are still used today.It wasn’t shy about it either—its tagline is literally “It’s time to ditch Skype and Team Speak.”—and it had the quality and usability to back that talk up.Special thanks to special people who helped me with development, testing or anything else.