May 23, 2017

Elgato Stream Deck – Quick Start Guide

Elgato Stream Deck is very simple to setup and use.

This article reproduces the printed Elgato Stream Deck Quick Start Guide.

There also are many articles available that describe how the software works in depth:

Creating a Folder
Custom Titles for Actions
Customizing Key Icons
Game Capture HD integration
OBS integration
System Actions
TipeeeStream integration
Twitter integration integration
Step 1 - Connect Stream Deck

Connect Stream Deck directly to a USB port on your PC or Mac – do not use a USB hub.

Step 2 - Download Stream Deck app

Download and install the Stream Deck app:

Step 3 - Launch and Customize Stream Deck

Launch the app to customize Stream Deck

Drag action from the right panel and drop them onto your desired keys on the left.

Step 4 - Use Custom Icons

Configure your actions and personalize keys with custom icons.

Use 72 x 72 pixels .jpg or .png files to achieve best results.

Step 5 - Create Folders

Drag and hold one key over another to create a folder.

Tap the back key to exit a folder and return to your main configuration.

Step 6 - Right-Click Keys to Modify

Right-click keys to Copy, Delete, or Reset them.

Step 7 - Use Stream Deck's Stand

Prop Stream Deck on the included stand and adjust the legs for optimum access.

Step 8 - Use Social Media Accounts

Enter your Social Media accounts in the Preferences to connect with your fans.