I love TouchPortal! I use it to make OBS a multi-output video switcher (I use the main output as well as a scene projector).
The functionality I can achieve would cost literally many thousands of dollars in hardware. The macro setup with events and variables is also incredibly useful.
I've tried a lot of different apps to be able to use my tablets to control OBS and I always come back to this one. No other let you control everything in such a great way as this. To be able to control the actual filters in OBS to how easy it is to setup. It's amazing. And it isn't just for OBS. It let you control Streamlabs, XSplit as well. Even let you control your philips hue lights and photoshop. Well, with shortcuts basically any program/game.
So much you can do and integrate with TouchPortal. I'm a big big user and it has never let me down. The possibility to have custom buttons, different pages, and flawless integration with OBS and VLC is what really makes me happy. This has become an essential part of my streams and honestly, I wouldn't be able to do it if it were not for TP.
Been using touch portal since 2020 and it has made everything I originally did on stream easier and has given me avenues to get even more creative than I originally thought possible, runs perfectly on a simple tablet or phone and honestly unless you need/want tactile buttons, this is essentially a streamdeck
Touch Portal is a fantastic piece of software and App. There are so many uses beyond what I personally use it for that I cannot even begin to explain how much it could possibly help your situation.
I use it for a soundboard to play sounds on stream, and also use triggers so that chat users can cause those sounds to be played.
I use it for OBS control as it has many functions that can automate camera and scene changes, and even elements within scenes.
Yes, those can be triggered by chat commands also !
There is a huge amount of functionality either built into or available through plugins for Touch Portal.
It is definitely worth learning.
This software is amazing. I have been using it for the past 3 years and I can say it's really grown and matured. It give custom functionality and you can do a lot more and have a lot more control then the leading competitors. Not to mention the the fact that it's semi-free is really nice. You can totally use it perfectly fine as just a free version. Or take it as a "try before buying" And paying it to unlock the extra features is way cheaper then buying into competitors ecosystem/alternative. The only con I have with it is that it's can be a little daunting at first but over all pretty easy to work with and the community behind it is very nice and helpful.
I would not stream or record without it. Handles all my camera angles and sounds, switches etc. Also added a large "button" that shows what is being streamed or recorded + statistics of bandwidth etc. So no need to have OBS open or in preview.
Honestly you do not need stream deck. Just get this instead.
I've added a lot of plugins and tools to my stream setup over the past couple of years. Some of them have been minor upgrades, some have been a little more groundbreaking. But nothing has been as big of a game changer for me as Touch Portal. I can't imagine getting this much functionality out of any competitor, and for a lifetime purchase price of $20, it's worth every penny. The interface is robust, yet intuitive, and with the new plugins coming out all the time, the list of things it can do just keeps getting longer. The developers and the community are also very active and eager to help any time you run into issues with anything. I'm really happy with where I've been able to get with my streams, and I think I can safely say that without Touch Portal, it wouldn't have been possible.
I've been using Touch Portal (TP) for the better part of a year now. First being able to run this on a large screen tablet to get upwards of 110 buttons on a screen is Amazing! But you can also run it on a phone and just about any device out there will work with TP.
The level of functionality that's built in form the get go make this already a fantastic tool and the pro version being less than $15 makes it a steal. I couldn't run my streams or content creation without TP after using it for so long. Here's a small list of things you can do:
-Make a shortcuts page to make editing faster for photo/video
-Launch any website from a tap
-Control my house lights within the app
-Control my Voice Meter setup for diy Beacn Mix
-Complicated IF/ELSE statements that can be tied to values to make them "smart"
-See computer hardware stats with simple plugin
The list is gigantic so I'll stop it here. If you want a stream deck, get this, it can run wirelessly, and on almost any device and is just as powerful if not more so. I can't recommend this application more! Well done Dev team Y'all keep crushing it!
This app seems to be what I need and I intend to upgrade to the pro version the moment everything fully functions. However, the desktop app can't communicate with the mobile app while the latter does with my PC. It says: "Partially (incoming only) connected to Android". I use the USB connection as the wifi connection won't work at all.
Fantastic - so useful, now an essential component that allows you to control almost everything in OBS Studio. There's even custom logic (if...then...) that makes this even more powerful. I spent hours coming up with buttons that allow me to automate everything I need for a live show
The older versions was...to be frank, not very user friendly. Downright awefull sometimes.
But after the latest updates, its become my most depended on recording tool (besides ofc OBS, duuh). They've completly redesign the button setup experince. Its now MUCH more easy to use, although it at times can be a little dumb.
I should also point out, I've tried almost every other tool like this, Deckboard, Macro Deck (which I used for quite the while) Matric. A LOT have I tried. But Touch Portal just has the most native integration into OBS. (Although, Volume Sliders I would like to see implemeted)
But, in the end, I forked out the 10 buck for it, and from now on never look back.
i first tried this as the free version. Then was instantly hooked! greatfully paid the one time low price and have never looked back. this is one of the best software I own. i do live stream for our church and this has made me feel lazy while doing it... it allows me to be more creative and they seem to update often.
I suggest you at least try this and see where it takes you!
I love TouchPortal. It allows me to do so many things besides streaming. It plays sounds, starts software, changes scenes, turns on and off basically everything and the best is that the devs are friendly and help people out. It has a FREE and add free version which is amazing. This is the best alternative to expensive stream decks as I can use my ipad and phone.