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How to activate Serato DJ Pro

Activation is only necessary for Serato DJ Lite controllers looking to upgrade to Serato DJ Pro. Other supported Serato DJ Pro controllers will not need activation as they have been natively designed to work with Serato DJ Pro and do not require a licence. To see a full list of supported Serato DJ Pro Controllers click on the VIEW COMPATIBLE DEVICES button inside Serato DJ, or check out the Serato DJ Hardware page to see a complete list of supported controllers.

Trying Serato DJ Pro (14-day free trial)

You can trial Serato DJ Pro for 14 day trial using the steps here:

NOTE: The 14-day trial licence is linked with the ID of your computer and your Serato.com user account - If the ID or computer name of your machine changes you will get an Error code when starting Serato DJ Pro and you will not be able to use your trial.

Once your trial expires, Buy or Subscribe to Serato DJ Pro to continue using our software.

Buying Serato DJ Pro

You can purchase Serato DJ Pro and Serato DJ Pro Expansion packs can be purchased as a one-off purchase. To find out more about pricing, please visit https://serato.com/dj/pricing.

Please follow the steps below to purchase Serato DJ Pro.

  1. Download and install the latest version of Serato DJ Pro.
  2. Open Serato DJ Pro and connect your Serato DJ Lite controller.
  3. Click the 'MY SERATO' button from the top right corner of the Serato DJ Pro interface, and log in using your Serato.com account.Screen_Shot_2019-03-21_at_10.35.40_AM.pngNOTE If you don't have a Serato.com account, enter an email, then click 'Continue' to create an account.
  4. Click the 'Buy' button from the MY SERATO window:Screen_Shot_2019-03-21_at_1.02.58_PM.png
  5. Follow the on screen instructions to complete your purchase. If you experience any issues with this process, please contact: sales@serato.com
  6. After successfully completing the purchase process, Serato DJ Pro will now be activated. Close the MY SERATO window to return to the Serato DJ Pro interface.

NOTE: You are able to activate Serato DJ Pro on one main computer, and one backup computer. If you wish to deactivate a license to use it on another computer, follow the steps here.

Subscribe to Serato DJ Pro

All Serato DJ Pro licenses and Serato DJ Pro Expansion packs can be purchased as a subscription-based service. To find out more about pricing, please visit https://serato.com/dj/pricing.

Please follow the steps below to start a subscription;

  1. Download and install the latest version of Serato DJ Pro.

  2. Open Serato DJ Pro and connect your Serato DJ Lite controller.
  3. Click the 'MY SERATO' button in the top right corner of the Serato DJ Pro interface, and log in using your Serato.com account:Screen_Shot_2019-03-21_at_10.35.40_AM.pngNOTE: If you don't have a Serato.com account, enter an email, then click 'Continue' to create an account.

  4. Once you are logged in, you will see the option to Buy or Subscribe. Click the 'Subscribe' button from the MY SERATO window:Screen_Shot_2019-03-21_at_10.37.38_AM.png

  5. Click the 'Subscribe' under the subscription tier most suited to you.
  6. After successfully completing the purchase process, Serato DJ Pro will now be activated. Close the MY SERATO window to return to the Serato DJ Pro interface.

For more information about Serato DJ Pro subscriptions, see our FAQ here.

NOTE: You are able to activate your Serato DJ Pro subscription on one main computer, and one backup computer. If you wish to deactivate a subscription and use Serato DJ Pro on another computer, follow the steps here. 

Activating a Serato DJ Pro licence

If you have purchased a Serato DJ Pro license previously, follow these instructions to complete the activation:

  1. Download and install the latest version of Serato DJ Pro.

  2. Open Serato DJ Pro and connect your Serato DJ Lite controller.

  3. Click the 'My Serato' button in the top right corner of the Serato DJ Pro interface, and log in using your Serato.com account.Screen_Shot_2019-03-21_at_10.35.40_AM.png

  4. Click on the'Activate' button under the 'Serato DJ Pro' tab:Screen_Shot_2019-03-21_at_12.07.11_PM.png
  5. Once you have activated your Serato DJ Pro license, close the MY SERATO window to return to the Serato DJ Pro interface.

NOTE: You are able to activate your Serato DJ Pro on one main computer, and one backup computer. If you wish to deactivate your license and use Serato DJ Pro on another computer, follow the steps here.

Troubleshooting Serato DJ Pro activations

If you are having issues activating your Serato DJ Pro licence, and are receiving an error, try the following:

  • Make sure you have deactivated from an olde computer before trying to activate on a new computer.
  • Make sure your computer name or ID has not been changed. If you have changed the name of your computer or user account then the licence will not match.

  • Make sure you have not changed hard drives, or any computer components since you last activated Serato DJ Pro - this can also cause the licence not to match.

  • Make sure you are signing in with the correct Serato.com account that the licence was purchased with.

  • Make sure you have a stable internet connection, if you are experiencing network issues turn your internet router off and back on again. Also try removing and creating a new network connection.

  • Make sure you are not exceeding your maximum licence activations.

NOTE: If you receive an error code when activating, please contact support@serato.com or open a help request here. Please provide as much detail as possible, including the email you purchased the license with, and the error code or any information you received.