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
Preferences
System Actions
TipeeeStream integration
Twitter integration
Twitch.tv 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:

https://www.elgato.com/gaming/download

 
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.