Run Companion on a Raspberry Pi

Here's a quick walk through of getting Companion running on a Raspberry Pi

By John Barker • 13 May 2021

In this Quick Tip, we are going to get you up and running with Companion powered by a Raspberry Pi. I must admit this is a “follow the guide” video and I just wanted to make you aware that you can do this.

Companion guide to setting this up.

You can run Companion on a Pi and you do not need a host computer like a PC or Mac.

Grab a Raspberry Pi 4, an SD card, and power. Or you can buy one of the packs listed in the description.

I also recommend having a Stream Deck.

The official guide that I followed is linked in the description, just pull that up and you will want to download the right image. I have also used the recommended flashing tool.

Once the Pi boots up, things just work as you would expect them to - which is nice.

At this point I would make sure to install any updates as well as changing the default password on the Pi.

With the Raspberry Pi running somewhere in your building, you will want to set a static IP address.

Here is a great tutorial from The Pi Hut in the video description. Using this method, I can make sure that it will be accessible on the same IP address every time I boot it up.

Once set, I can head over to that IP address on a different computer on my network and I can see the familiar Companion UI.

Everything is set up and ready to go as expected.

Then I will add instances - Like my ATEM - Configure a few buttons and I am ready to go.

And once it is set up, I can leave it running all the time and my Stream Deck is ready to control my ATEM and all sorts of devices whenever I am ready to use it.