Corsair introduced that the cellular app model of its fashionable Elgato Stream Deck—to not be confused with the Valve Steam Deck—acquired a giant update, which turns any smartphone right into a “handheld productiveness interface.” For streamers, this implies you possibly can change between scenes, management combine ranges, and even drop obnoxious sound clips in your stream on an iPhone or iPad. 

The Stream Deck cellular app gives every little thing we like concerning the Stream Deck with out truly having a Stream Deck. In fact, you are not getting the tactile suggestions from the buttons and knobs you’d get from a Stream Deck +, however you are getting a lot of the identical performance for a fraction of the fee.

In truth, the app is free, albeit with some options lacking, making it interesting for brand spanking new streamers who could discover the Stream Deck+ and its closest competitor, the Loupedeck Dwell S, cost-prohibitive.

The free model of the Stream Deck cellular app supplies six keys, limitless actions, and entry to quite a few third-party plugins. For these looking for further options, the Professional model is obtainable for $2.99 per 30 days or $24.99 per 12 months. With the Professional model, customers can entry as much as 64 keys and new options, reminiscent of customized layouts and backgrounds, launched within the 2.0 update. Notably, this supplies twice the variety of keys the Elgato Stream Deck XL gives. 

Corsair mentioned you possibly can run an app on two gadgets, permitting for the usage of 128 keys throughout a broadcast. Whereas it is unclear what sort of Twitch stream would require 128 shortcuts, it is a enjoyable possibility. Worst case state of affairs, you’ll create a large soundboard to spam an infinite number of fart noises on your viewers.

Past streaming, we’ve got discovered the Stream Deck worthwhile as a workflow controller. It’s a handy instrument for capturing gameplay clips and screenshots. Moreover, video and picture enhancing professionals have used comparable gadgets to map shortcuts of their software program.

The Stream Deck Cell app is now accessible on the Apple App Retailer for iOS. We contacted Corsair relating to future Android help, however they confirmed that solely iOS is at present supported, with no timeline for Android availability.