Chiaki: A FOSS Cross Platform Client for PlayStation 4 Remote Play

PlayStation 4 has a feature called Remote Play that lets you stream and play your PS4 games, switch between games, view your PS4 home screen and browse the console’s menus, on any compatible device that’s connected to your broadband network.

Officially, Remote Play only works with macOS, Windows, iOS and Android but now, thanks to a free and open source client, you can play your favorite PS4 game remotely on a Linux desktop too.

Chiaki is an unofficial, free and open source PlayStation 4 Remote Play client for Linux, macOS and Windows that comes with everything necessary for a full streaming session, including the initial registration and wakeup of the console.

PS4 Pro users can use Chiaki to stream games with a resolution of 1080p, while non-PS4 Pro users can stream in 720p.  Bitrate can be set to any value, while the FPS can be set to 60 or 30.

Chiaki works pretty good out of the box, however there are a few features that are yet to be implemented:

  • Congestion Control
  • H264 Error Concealment (FEC and active error recovery however are implemented)
  • Touchpad support (Triggering the Touchpad Button is currently possible by pressing T on the keyboard)
  • Rumble
  • Configurable Keybindings ( which means that right now you must have a controller connected via USB ).

It’s also note mentioning that with the PS4 update to v7.0 you will need your PSN Account ID as oppose to the Online ID to register Chiaki and finish the initial setup.

For more info, check out the official project page on GitHub were you can also download Chiaki.