When using BitFocus Companion and one or more Streamdecks, you have two ways to setup Companion to interact with the Streamdecks.
- The first option is to use the Streamdeck natively use Companion. For this to work you do not need to install the Streamdeck software and can not have the Streamdeck software running if you have it installed. The major downside of this configuration is that you are not able to use any Streamdeck plug-ins and can only use what Companion offers. The upside to this configuration is that it allows you to use multiple Streamdecks and have them work independently of each other.
- The second option is to use the Streamdeck Companion plug-in which allows you to use Streamdeck plug-ins and requires that the Streamdeck software is installed and running. The downside to this configuration is if you are using multiple Streamdecks then when you change the page in Companion it will change the page on all of the Streamdeck. The upside is that all of the StreamDeck plug-ins do work.
This article is going to focus on how you set up Companion to work with the StreamDeck Plugin.
Bitfocus Companion version 3 is in beta and they have made it way easier to do module development. In this post, we are going to get your computer set up to be able to do Companion module development.