As promised, Elgato has opened a new market, which serves as an app store platform for devices like the Stream Deck and Wave Link, which feature buttons. Now, people can sell the add-ons (like our Bubble Deck app), graphics, digital overlays, emoticons, and digital audio effects they create directly to the people who own the devices.
Elgato, which was acquired by Corsair in 2018, is inviting People interested in making the items should use this to reach millions of new customers with the ability to set their own prices, and it says “at least” 70 percent of each purchase will go to whoever made the item. Or at least they will when it’s up and running: the Marketplace website is currently showing a 403 error which may be because it’s getting too much traffic.
While the market released in beta for Wave Link owners earlier this summer, a new software update I just added access for Stream Deck users and a way to log into an Elgato account, which syncs purchased software (including any you already have installed). Elgato also said the account “syncs many types of assets automatically, making setup easier and faster,” but it’s unclear which ones won’t be included.
This also means that the existing Stream Deck app store, which was native to your software and devices, will be gone and will soon be unavailable. According to Elgato’s FAQ, your Deck and its add-ons will continue to work even if you don’t install the new software. However, they will not receive any updates as the updated assets will only be available through the Marketplace.
When we reviewed Stream Deck Plus last year, we noted that much of its functionality came from developers working without a way to monetize their efforts, and it’s great that they can now get paid. Still, it’s unclear what the full effect of centralizing access through the Marketplace will be on the community of people who create software for Stream Deck.
Another change in the new version 6.4 software update for Stream Deck will automatically add a website’s favicon (the small logo that appears in your browser’s toolbar) to the button instead of a generic Chrome icon or something else. I tried it on my own and it worked, but I had to remove and add links to buttons for the favicon to appear.