We previously had the pleasure of reviewing the Elgato Stream Deck XL. It’s a cool piece of tech, but why would you want a mini? Well, as we said in the previous article, the stream deck mini is a great option for the budget streamer. But we also found out you can connect multiple stream decks together! So, let’s up your stream game.
Multiple stream decks
Many streamers like to have full control at their fingertips. For some, the 32 keys on the Stream Deck XL simply isn’t enough. Yes, there’s the option to use folders to organize icons, but not everyone likes this. Plus isn’t it better to have one on each side of your PC setup? Some streamers think so. Thus, Elgato built in support for multiple stream decks. All you need to do is connect the second stream device to the computer, and it’s all good to go. The Elgato software will detect a second device, and you can easily switch between them.
The possibilities from there are endless. You can have one deck control another, put all your scene controls on one, use a different deck for different programs, add in all your extras, and create as many pages as humanly possible. The mini is also a great choice for the budget streamer, the streamer with limited space, and the streamer who doesn’t necessarily need full control of absolutely everything.
There’s also the option to have gifs on the stream deck too. For those crazy content creators out there, Elgato Gaming has heaps of videos on its YouTube channel for how to customize your setup. For example, check out the video below on how to set up your stream deck with awesome lightning.
So what are you waiting for? Now is the perfect time to grab yourself a stream deck mini and expand your streaming setup. Get creative and see what icons you can make. If you have two stream decks, tell us how you use them.
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