Mirror is an app that streams gameplay audio and video from a Playdate handle game console to a Windows, macOS, or Linux PC.
We also have a video tutorial on using Mirror.
Mirror can be used to upload or stream Playdate gameplay. It also has accessibility applications:
- Use standard controllers (Xbox, Playstation, a PC keyboard, or others) with Playdate games.
- Make Playdate screen content easier to see by enlarging it to the full size of a PC monitor.
- Route Playdate audio to an assistive audio device.
- Download Mirror for your PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) from play.date/mirror.
- Launch Mirror.
- Attach your Playdate to your computer via USB cable.
- Unlock your Playdate by pressing the metal button on top twice.
- The contents of your Playdate screen should be mimicked in the Mirror window on your computer.
Recording audio and video from your Playdate
- When you’re ready to start, click Capture > Begin a Screen Capture from the app pull-down menus, or press the F6 key on your computer keyboard.
- Top stop recording, click Capture > End Screen Capture from the app pull-down menus, or press the F7 key on your computer keyboard.
- An .mp4 video file will be saved to your Desktop.
Streaming audio and video from your Playdate
- In your streaming app (for example, Twitch Studio), select Mirror as the window to stream from.
NOTE: Since the resolution of Playdate is 400 × 240 pixels, the video files produced by Mirror will have those same dimensions. If you want larger video dimensions, choose Capture > Capture at 2x Zoom and the resulting video file will be 800 × 480.