Playdate Mirror

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.

Key Uses

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.

Setup

  • 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.