Apr 18, 2019

Elgato Stream Deck Software Release Notes

Below is a comprehensive list of Elgato Stream Deck software releases.

Before updating Elgato Stream Deck, you may want to visit the Preferences and Export your Profile. 

Usually no problems happen with each update, but if a rare issue occurs, you'll be able to import your Profile again, with all of your icons and actions intact.

Elgato Stream Deck Release Notes - Software Download Links

Stream Deck 4.2.1 for macOS | Stream Deck 4.2.1 for Windows

Please Note:  On Windows, Elgato Stream Deck 4.2 will display that the plugin is not installed when using OBS 21.x or earlier

In Windows 10, you may see a message that "Elgato Remote Control" plugin is not available.  That is the current name of the plugin that interfaces with OBS.

In macOS, OBS 21.x will simply crash on launch.

A workaround is to:

1. Update OBS. The latest version is 23.1

2. Install (or Reintall) Elgato Stream Deck 4.2

OBS 22.x
may also work fine, but we always recommend that you use the latest available version of OBS.

If you do not wish to upgrade to the latest OBS from OBS 21.x, you can downgrade Elgato Stream Deck 4.2 to version 4.1, by using the links lower down in this article.

You can download OBS here:


We apologize for any inconvenience this issue may have caused.


Group support in OBS and Streamlabs OBS


OBS Studio and Streamlabs OBS have the ability to combine sources into groups. With this update, Stream Deck can now control groups of sources in addition to individual sources.


New Integrations


Thanks to awesome developers making use of Stream Deck's SDK, a number of new integrations can be downloaded free of charge. Click the More Actions button at the bottom right of the Actions list to get started.
  • Control your Philips Hue Lights: Turn on and off, change color and more with the new Philips Hue plugin.
  • Control your Nanoleaf Panels: At the press of a key turn your Nanoleaf lights on, off, change the color and more.
  • Control Spotify: Now the controls for Spotify are always at your fingertips; play, pause, shuffle, change volume and much more with the Spotify plugin. This even works for controlling other playback devices that are logged into the same Spotify account. Pretty cool!
  • Control NVIDIA ShadowPlay: Stream Deck can control all the functions of NVIDIA ShadowPlay. Start a recording, or save the last 5 minutes of gameplay, bring up the settings or activate the in-game FPS overlay.


Bug fixes and improvements
  • New Control Center icons
  • Mouse wheel scrolling works again in the Actions List
  • Properties of actions from plugins load faster
  • Made some changes to make editing of the Stream Deck canvas easier when using Smart Profiles
  • Stream Deck now detects when OBS Studio is running but the plugin is not installed and shows a message on how to install the Stream Deck OBS Studio plugin
  • Lots of other bug fixes and improvements


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