How to Join in Minecraft with Friends on Different Devices

Joining a Server Find its IP and copy it to the clipboard ( Ctrl + C for Windows/Linux and ⌘ Cmd + C for macOS) . The IP address is often a number displayed next to the name of it, or a domain. Start Minecraft, click Multiplayer and click Add Server. There should be two boxes, Server Name and IP Address.

Are you looking to play Minecraft with friends on different devices? It can be a bit tricky to figure out how to allow your friends to join your Minecraft world on your Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Switch, or mobile device. Fortunately, it’s not impossible. In this post, we’ll guide you through the steps to make it happen.

First, open up Minecraft and press “Play” on the home screen. If you want your friends to join off you, your world should automatically display to them under a list. They can then select your name and join on you. However, if you want to make this option available to your friends, you’ll need to go to the world you want to play and select the crayon to the right of it to edit the world.

On the left-hand side, scroll down to “Multiplayer” and make sure “Multiplayer Game” is selected and turned on. If it’s turned off, your game is effectively a single-player game, and no one can join you. Once you turn it back on, you’ll have the option to allow friends of friends on a PlayStation network or the home network you’re on. If you’re on mobile or Xbox, you’ll have similar options.

If you want to invite people to your game, you can press “Options” and then go to “Invite to Game”. You can find cross-platform friends to invite or invite friends on your home console.

And that’s it! You’re now ready to generate the blocks in your world and start playing with your friends. If you found this guide helpful, don’t hesitate to give it a thumbs up. No need to subscribe to anything, just enjoy playing Minecraft with your friends.


Why can't my friend join my Minecraft world?
Make sure that you've set your world to be “open to LAN” and that your friend has the right Minecraft server data to find the world and connect (the IP address and world/server name). You should also double-check that you're both playing the latest version of the game, with all available updates.