Managing a Stream Deck with a Raspberry Pi

If you're looking to manage a Stream Deck using a Raspberry Pi, you're in luck! This guide will walk you through the process step-by-step, ensuring you can get your Stream Deck up and running in no time.

Step 1: Setup Your Raspberry Pi

First, you need to set up your Raspberry Pi with the latest Raspberry Pi OS. If you haven't already done so, download and install the OS from the official Raspberry Pi website. Once your Pi is up and running, make sure it's up-to-date by running the following commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Step 2: Install Dependencies

Next, you'll need to install Python and the necessary libraries. Open a terminal and enter the following commands:

sudo apt install python3 python3-pip
pip3 install streamdeck_ui

Step 3: Install Stream Deck UI

Stream Deck UI is a graphical interface that allows you to configure your Stream Deck. Install it by running:

pip3 install streamdeck_ui

Step 4: Connect Your Stream Deck

Plug your Stream Deck into a USB port on the Raspberry Pi. The Pi should recognise the device automatically.

Step 5: Run Stream Deck UI

To start configuring your Stream Deck, launch the Stream Deck UI application by entering:


The graphical interface will appear, allowing you to assign actions and customise the buttons on your Stream Deck.

Step 6: Create Scripts and Commands

Now, you can create Python scripts or shell commands that you want the Stream Deck buttons to trigger. Assign these scripts or commands to the buttons through the Stream Deck UI. This step is where the real magic happens, as you can tailor the functionality to suit your specific needs.

Optional: Automate on Startup

If you want the Stream Deck UI to start automatically when your Raspberry Pi boots up, you can add it to the autostart configuration. Here's how:

  1. Create the autostart directory if it doesn't exist:

    mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart
  2. Open a new autostart configuration file:

    nano ~/.config/autostart/streamdeck.desktop
  3. Add the following content to the file:

    [Desktop Entry]
  4. Save and close the file.

With these steps completed, your Stream Deck will be ready to go every time your Raspberry Pi boots up.


Using a Raspberry Pi to manage a Stream Deck opens up a world of possibilities for automation and customisation. Whether you're using it for productivity, streaming, or just for fun, this setup will give you the flexibility and control you need. Enjoy your newly configured Stream Deck!