Elgato Gaming has announced the immediate availability of Stream Deck Mobile for the Android mobile operating system. Previously, the app was only available for iOS, so this move brings the app to millions more users. And speaking of the iOS side, that gets an update too, bringing the power of Siri Shortcuts to Stream Deck Mobile for the first time.
Stream Deck Mobile is the app that turns your phone into a Stream Deck controller, and of course it’s what makes Notation Express possible. Notation Express is the profile and custom-programmed support files that puts powerful notation software features at your fingertips for Sibelius, Dorico, and Musescore.
Concurrently with these updates, Elgato has also extended their 3-day free trial period to 30 days. After that, the app for iOS and Android costs $2.99/month or $24.99/year if paid in advance.
If you already enjoy Notation Express on the Stream Deck console or on iPhone, and you also have an Android phone, you can easily use Notation Express on it just as you would your existing device. Just be sure to download and install the latest Stream Deck desktop software from Elgato, which supports Android, in addition to the Android app.
And, if you don’t have an Android phone, tell your friends who do!
There’s no additional charge for a registered Notation Express user to use Notation Express on more that one device. You don’t need to re-download or re-install the Notation Express profile or shortcut installer. You will, however, need to copy over the Notation Express profile in the Stream Deck desktop app from your current device to the Android phone, and you can use both devices at the same time.
Siri Shortcuts on iOS
That’s not all… Stream Deck Mobile on iOS also gets an update today, incorporating Siri Shortcuts to trigger actions — hands free.
The possibilities are endless. You could say “Hey Siri, add accents” or “Hey Siri, swap voice 1 & 2”, without even touching your Stream Deck or iPhone. Now you can finally talk to your score and have it behave!
Adding a Siri Shortcut in Notation Express for Stream Deck Mobile on iOS is easy.
First, be sure to update to the latest version of the Stream Deck Mobile app, and the latest Stream Deck desktop software from Elgato.
In the Notation Express profile, tap the microphone to see your list of actions.
Tap an an action to create a shortcut.
If the name of the action is the one you’d like to use to trigger Siri, just tap Add to Siri. Many of the shortcuts in Notation Express have sensible names that will work well “out of the box”, but if not, you can always record something else. Just make sure that the phrase you use is distinct enough to not be mistaken for a different Siri shortcut.
If you’re looking for another way to get more productivity out of your existing tools — and perhaps touch your phone a little less these days — Siri Shortcuts on Stream Deck Mobile fits the bill quite nicely.
Notation Express for Sibelius, Dorico, and Musescore is available from the Notation Express page at NYC Music Services, for $29. Free demos for all platforms are also available so you can try it out. The demos only include a very small selection of all the features that you’d get upon purchase.
As of now, Stream Deck Mobile only supports the 15-key Stream Deck profiles and not the 32-key XL profiles.