How to Use Octave Bot Discord [ Octave Bot Commands ]

The Ultimate Guide to Use Octave Music Bot on Discord to play, add or remove music on your voice channel with Octave Bot Commands.

The octave bot allows the discord users to add the songs on the music channel of the discord server. The octave bot offers functionality such as adding songs in a queue, adding playlists from platforms such as youtube or Spotify, etc. and all this can be done with simple commands. The octave bot offers many features similar to music players and even more such as pause, resume, play, queue, next, back, clear, jump, shuffle, etc and all this can be done on your discord server.

To add to the credibility of Octave, the Octave Bot is owned by the same people running one of the biggest discord meme bot i.e. Dank Memer. Here, they have explained how they form their music bot while running the Dank Memer Bot.

This guide contains three main section

  1. How To Invite/Add Octave Bot (Helping Hand to people trying Octave for the first time)
  2. How To Use Octave Bot (A Complete how-to guide for Octave Bot like How to add playlist, skip or stop the song, How to use a queue, and many more)
  3. All Octave Bot Commands List (A Neat Tabular list for all commands in Octave for you to reference)

I have tried my best to provide you with all the information about the Octave bot that will be super useful while you use this bot. This guide contains all the possible how-to for the Octave bot. The How-to also has screenshots of various commands tried and tested in my own discord server. If you want anything to be included in this guide then mention it down in the comment section. 

Why is Octave Bot Offline in Discord?

The Octave bot has been shut down by the creator as they received cease and desist letter from Youtube. The Octave bot has been offline since end of September month. The Announcement for the closure of Octave Bot was made in their discord server on 21st September, 2021. The screenshot of the original message has been shared below.

Octave Bot Offline

Some Great Music Bots

There is almost no possibility that octave bot will become online in future. If you are a tech person then you can use the git repos present on the octave bot support server to create a clone for personal use.

Also, there are many great discord music bot for which you can look into our best discord music bot list. Also some great music bots that are live and running are –

  1. Hydra Bot
  2. Jockie Music Bot
  3. FredBoat
  4. Mee6 Bot
  5. 24/7 Music Bot

How to Add or Invite Octave Music Bot on your server?

You can add the Octave bot to your server by using the invite link: Invite. To properly add and set up the Octave Bot follow the steps below. 

Invite Octave Bot 

Octave Bot Invite Link

STEP 1: Click on the Invite Button Above.

STEP 2: Select the server to which you want to add the Octave bot.

Select the server for octave bot

STEP 3: Authorize the permissions that the Octave bot requires to work properly.

Authorize the Permissions for Octave Bot

STEP 4: Fill up the Captcha.

Fill the Captcha Octave Bot

STEP 5: Return to the discord server where you have added the Octave bot. You will be able to see the Octave bot message in the general text channel.

Octave Bot Confirmation

You have successfully added the Octave bot on your discord server !! 

STEP 6: Go to the heading ‘how to play songs with Octave Bot’ where I have detailed how you can play songs with commands.

Also, I will mention joining the support community group of Octave bot so if you ever face difficulty with the bot you can ask for help in the community – Octave Bot Support Server.

 How to use Octave Bot on Discord Server

First of all, make sure that you have added the discord bot to the required server and also you are connected to any voice channel in that server. 

Let’s proceed with some basic how-to of Octave bot

How to Play Music in Discord Using Octave Bot

STEP 1: Join a Voice Channel. You can easily join a voice channel by clicking on the channels with a speaker icon on them.

Connect to Voice Channel for Octave Bot

STEP 2: Join the Voice Channel. It will show Voice connected in the bottom of right sidebar.

Connect to Voice Channel

STEP 3: Summon Octave on the voice channel. Type ‘_join’ command so that Octave can join the same channel as you are in currently.


Join the octave bot channel

STEP 3: Play the music. You can use the ‘_play’ command followed by song name or link from youtube, Spotify, SoundCloud, etc.

_play never say never

Play music Command Octave Bot


Play music Ocave Bot

There are many commands related to playing songs that have been mentioned below in the commands section of this article.

All Octave Bot Commands List [ Updated ]

You can find all the Octave bot commands at their website There used to be more commands but the octave team has reduced the commands list to keep them related to music only. This is the updated list of all octave bot’s commands.

Ocatve Bot All Commands

Octave Bot Prefix

The default prefix of Octave bot in the Underscore Character [ _ ].


Octave Bot Music Commands

Commands Description
_play Joins and plays music in a channel
_summon [channel] Connects, or moves the bot to a voice channel.
_radio [custom|discordfm|stop] Stream random songs from some radio stations.
_leave Disconnects the bot from the voice channel.
_jump <where> Set the time marker of the music playback.
_playnext <query>  Adds a song at the start of the queue.
_dmnp DMs you the now playing message with the song URL.
_pause  Pause the music player.
_volume [amount] Set the volume of the music player.
_clearqueue Clear the current queue.
_stop Stop and clear the music player.
_cleanup [member] Clear songs based on a specific user, duplicates, or if a user left.
_voteskip Vote to skip the current music track.
_youtube <query> Search and see YouTube results.
_skip Skips the current track.
_resumequeue Resume the music queue.
_soundcloud <query> Search and see SoundCloud results.
_remove [which] Remove a song from the queue.
_repeat queue Set if the music player should repeat.
_lyrics  Shows the lyrics of the current song.
_resume Resume the music player.
_move <trackIndex> <toIndex>  Moves tracks within the queue.
_nowplaying Shows what’s currently playing.
_bassboost <strength> Applies bass boost to the music.
_previous Plays the Previous song.
_filter [clear | karaoke | lowpass | status | timescale | tremolo | vibrato] Apply audio filters to the music such as speed and pitch
_shuffle  Shuffles the queue order around.
_queue Shows the current queue.


Octave Bot General Commands

Commands Description
_donate Show the donation info.
_support Shows a link to the support server. 
_ping  Show the bot’s current response time.
_botinfo Show information about the bot.
_redeem <keyString> Redeems a premium key.
_vote Shows how to vote for the bot.
_invite Get a link to invite the bot to your server.
_help Show all Commands.


Octave Bot Setting Commands

Commands Description
_settings alldaymusic Enable/Disable 24/7 mode. Premium Guilds only.
_settings announcementchannel Set the music announcement channel. Omit to reset.
_settings announcements Toggles music announcements.
_settings autodelete Toggle whether the bot auto-deletes its responses.
_settings autodeletedelay Sets the auto-delete delay.
_settings djonly Toggles whether only DJs can use the bot.
_settings djrole Sets the DJ role. Omit to reset.
_settings djrolesadd Adds extra DJ roles.
_settings djroleslist Lists all of the extra DJ roles you’ve set
_settings djrolesremove Removes extra DJ roles.
_settings invokedelete Toggle deletion of the command trigger messages.
_settings queuesize Sets the maximum queue size for the server. Omit to reset.
_settings requiredj Set whether DJ-only commands can be used by all.
_settings reset Resets the settings for the guild.
_settings show Provides an overview of the server’s Octave settings.
_settings songlength Set the maximum song length. “reset” to reset.
_settings voicechannel Toggles a voice-channel as a dedicated music channel.
_settings voteplay Toggle whether voting is enabled for track queueing.
_settings voteplaycooldown Sets the vote-play cooldown.
_settings voteplayduration Sets the vote-play duration.
_settings voteskipcooldown Sets the vote-skip cooldown.
_settings voteskipduration Sets the vote-skip duration.


Other Setting Commands

Commands Description
_prefix [prefix] Sets the prefix for the server.
_ignore [channel|list|role|user] Configure user/channel/role ignoring.


Octave Bot Playlist Commands

Commands Description
_playlists clone Clone a public playlist to your library!
_playlists import Import a playlist from YouTube/SoundCloud/…
_playlists list Lists all of your custom playlists.
_playlists load Loads a custom playlist for playing.
_playlists collab Add/remove collaborators to playlists.
_playlists leave Resign as collaborator from a playlist.
_playlists share Share a custom playlist.
_playlists create Create a new custom playlist.
_playlists delete Delete one of your custom playlists.
_playlists edit Edit an existing playlist (move/remove/…).


Other Playlists Commands

Commands Description
_add <playlist> <query> Searches for, and adds a track to a playlist.
_savequeue <playlist> Saves the entire queue to a custom playlist.
_saveto <playlist> Saves the current track to a custom playlist.

How do I get Octave bot to work?

Sometimes the Octave Bot might have issues, such as it may not respond and it may be offline. This can be due to a complete discord server outage, if you face the issue check on the discord status page. 

Also, make sure that you have provided sufficient permissions to the octave bot, it can be done in the setting tab. 

If the octave bot does not respond after applying the above steps, then make sure you did not change the octave bot default prefix.

Hope you like the Octave Bot discord Guide. You can provide feedback about the article in the comment section. If you want any specific feature of the Octave bot guide to be included in this article do mention it in the comments. 

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