Thanks to a big fan of the Steam Deck and its recent update that lets you insert different boot videos when it powers up, installing them is now just a tap away.
Instead of having to find the folder to put your videos in, Old-Big-46 (opens in new tab) created an app that does all this for you, as well as letting you choose which ones to install.
It’s a much easier way to differentiate your Steam Deck from others, especially if you frequently restart it between SteamOS and Steam’s Desktop mode.
Using Boot Manager is a much easier method
I’m already using this on my Steam Deck as it’s a matter of going to your page (opens in new tab) and selecting the ‘Download from FlatHub‘ option when in Desktop mode.
Installing videos inspired by Futurama, Back to the Future and more is a fun time, especially as the handheld switches between them randomly every time you restart the device.
There is currently no way to search for a video you have in mind, or sort them by most downloaded or most recent, for example, but it is the easiest method of downloading them regardless of what makes this app one to keep on your deck.
It was a challenge to do this before as you had to find the right folder, make sure the video was in the correct format and length, and then restart to make sure everything worked. With this app, however, it’s a much easier affair, and it just makes me think that other videos might be available for the Deck soon.