Elgato’s New Stream Deck Wants to Take Your Content to the Next Level

Since game recording/streaming has become popular in recent years, Elgato’s capture devices have been at the top of the line for gamers to use.  Today, they’ve revealed an all new device that goes way beyond simple video capture and streaming.  It’s more like a live-TV console, which will allow you to perform any number of customizable actions (title overlays, camera changes, etc.) with ease.  

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Elgato today announced Stream Deck, a groundbreaking controller for live content on Twitch and YouTube. Stream Deck enables epic live streams as it lets you switch scenes, launch media, adjust audio and interact with your audience without the need to map and memorize any keyboard shortcuts. A USB 2.0 device about the size of two decks of cards, Stream Deck puts 15 LCD keys at your fingertips, poised to launch up to 210 actions grouped into folders. Featuring software support for numerous popular streaming applications and services, Stream Deck will become available this May for a suggested retail price of £139.95.

“We revolutionized gameplay sharing with Game Capture HD and now we’re taking live content creation to the next level with Stream Deck,” said Julian Fest, General Manager Elgato Gaming. “It provides streamers with a level of control that used to be exclusive to mainstream entertainment broadcasters.”

Make it yours

Setting up Stream Deck is effortless. Version 1.0 of the Stream Deck App supports many popular applications and services, including Elgato Game Capture, OBS, Twitch, Twitter and Tipeeestream. Elgato will extend software support through regular, free updates. By leveraging the apps’ APIs (Application Program Interface), Stream Deck offers an extensive set of commands as well as automatic detection of scenes, media and sources. Assigning actions to Stream Deck’s keys is easy. Using the Stream Deck App, you can browse the list of available actions, drag an entry to one of the 15 keys and customize it. You can use pre-installed icons or add your own graphics to further improve Stream Deck’s usability. Stream Deck is a bus-powered USB 2.0 device. Featuring a 1 meter USB cable, an adjustable stand and key backlight control, Stream Deck is flexible enough to fit perfectly with any content creator’s desk setup. 


15 LCD keys: tap to switch scenes, launch media, adjust audio and more

Fully customizable: personalize keys with custom icons or choose from hundreds

Direct integration: control Game Capture, OBS, Tipeeestream, Twitch, Twitter and more

Easy setup: simply drag and drop actions onto keys in the app

Pricing & Availability

Stream Deck will become available this May on Elgato (www.elgato.com) and Amazon for a suggested retail price of £139.95. Stream Deck software is available as a free download from www.elgato.com/gaming. Stream Deck requires a PC with Windows 10 (64-bit) or a Mac with macOS 10.11.

If you’re trying to make game streaming a bigger part of your lifestyle, and even money-making endeavors, this seems like a no-brainer to pick up.  The Stream Deck will launch this May on both Elgato’s site and Amazon.  


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