Discord is getting custom Stream Deck hardware and a major plugin upgrade

Elgato significantly improves its Discord plugin for its Stream Deck and releases custom Discord hardware. The Discord plugin on Stream Deck now integrates with Discord’s new soundboard and includes message notification support, improved volume control, and much more.

The soundboard integration is much like how Voicemod can display a literal soundboard on your Stream Deck. You can assign sounds to buttons and even search for sounds you’ve set up. Of course, you must be a Discord Nitro subscriber to use the soundboard feature.

You can now use a button on a Stream Deck device to select the audio inputs or outputs on your PC, making it easy to switch between headphones and speakers. Elgato has also added a notification action that shows how many posts are waiting for you on a Stream Deck button.

The new Discord hardware.
Image: Discord

If you’re used to fiddling with your friends’ audio volume because they’re either super loud or their microphone is just plain bad, Stream Deck now has actions for controlling user volume. You can tap a button to change the audio or even turn the knob on a Stream Deck Plus device. There’s also a new action to display server stats on a Stream Deck button, including new post count, recently active users, or online users. Finally, you can also switch between push-to-talk or voice activity modes with a single Stream Deck button.

While the plugin is a great upgrade for Stream Deck and Discord users, Elgato is also releasing a Discord-branded Stream Deck and a Wave:3 microphone that also features the Discord logo and colors. Both the Wumpus Microphone and the Wumpus Stream Deck cost $150 and are available in a limited edition.

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