Elgato Launches Stream Deck 5.0 App Update

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Elgato, a leading provider of hardware and software for streamers and content creators, today announced the launch of Stream Deck 5.0, a major app update that introduces the Stream Deck Store, an online distribution platform for plugins, icon packs, tutorial videos, and pro tips, plus thousands of royalty-free music tracks and sound effects. Version 5.0 is available today as a free update.

Stream Deck, Elgato’s widely popular tactile interface with fully customizable LCD keys, makes it easier for content creators to control their myriad apps and tools with a tap of a key. Now, in addition to enhancing the entire experience, the Store is empowering creators with a wealth of digital assets they can use to enrich their content and ultimately boost their streams’ production values. The Store includes five sections: Discover, Plugins, Icons, Music, and Sound Effects.

Elgato Stream Deck Home Page

Discover: See What’s New in the World of Stream Deck

Stream Deck is constantly evolving and creators are constantly finding new ways to use their gadget. In the Discover section, creators can keep up-to-date with the latest plugins and updates, watch tutorials and interviews, and find inspiration to explore even more uses for Stream Deck.

Plugins: Integrate Apps and Tools with Stream Deck

From broadcasting and editing to designing, developing, networking, and studio automation, plugins make virtually any computer-based workflow more fluid and intuitive. Creators currently have access to over 100 plugins, all of which are easy to browse and install thanks to the Plugins section in the Store. New plugins are regularly added by Elgato and partners, while independent developers equipped with the freely available Stream Deck SDK are also able to create and add plugins to the store.

Elgato Stream Deck Plugins

Icons: Beautiful Designs for Stream Deck Keys

Key icons allow creators to easily identify actions and receive visual confirmation that a command has been executed. Icons also enable personalization of the appearance, and now, creators can easily download a vast selection of beautiful, ready-to-use icon packs produced by graphic design pros such as Visuals By Impulse. As before, creators can also custom-design their own unique icons. 

Music: Thousands of Royalty-Free Tracks

Users can easily add high-quality music to a stream introduction or intermission with an absolute peace of mind. From hip-hop and dance to chill and instrumentals, thousands of tracks across all popular genres can be incorporated into Twitch and YouTube content without infringing copyrights.

Elgato Stream Deck Music

Sound Effects: Thousands of Royalty-Free Samples

Ideal for triggering sound effects. From vinyl scratches and creaking doors to applause and air horns, the Sound Effects section contains samples for almost any event, theme, or topic. Like music, all sound effects in the Store eliminate the risk of DMCA flags and copyright strikes.

Control interfaces are available in six-key, fifteen-key, and thirty-two-key variations, as well as a mobile app with fifteen virtual keys. All work with Version 5.0, making professional audiovisual production accessible to all current and future Stream Deck owners.

Availability, Warranty, and Pricing

Stream Deck 5.0 is available to all Stream Deck device owners and can be immediately downloaded for free via any software version.

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