How To Set Up PS5 Remote Play On The Steam Deck

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The gaming world is very competitive these days. With the advancement of computer technology, computer games have been updated to suit mobile devices, PlayStation as well as smart TVs. PlayStation is a gaming set that many people use to get the reality of games and to get the real feeling of a game. Currently, PlayStation is also very advanced. So much so that you now can play remotely through PS. This is why we brought you about it through this post.

What is Playstation?

Let’s first see what this PlayStation is for everyone who knows and doesn’t know about that. The beginning of PlayStation goes back as far as 1994. This is a home video game console created by Sony Computer Entertainment. This is a very good device for multiplayer games because several people can play video games together through this PlayStation.

Currently, the two latest versions of these PlayStations are PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5). The PlayStation 4 version was released in April 2019, and the PlayStation 5 version was released on November 12, 2020. One of the most valuable features of the PS4 and PS5 is the ability to play Remotely.

Today we are going to explain how to play the Steam Deck as a remote from a PS5. So next let’s see what Steam Deck is.

how to set up ps5 remote play on the steam deck

The Steam Deck

A Steam Deck is a kind of computer. But it is a handheld computer for gaming. It was released to the international gaming market on February 25, 2022. It was manufactured by Valve Corporation with the following technical specifications.

  • CPU – AMD Zen 2
  • Memory (RAM) – 16GB
  • Storage – 64GB/ 256GB/ 512GB
  • Display – 1280×800
  • Operating System – Stream OS

Due to the presence of special input buttons, touch, and sticks designed to play games, many gamers prefer to play games through this rather than playing games from their mobile phone. Also, if you feel that the display size is not enough, you can connect these to your monitor screen without any problem.

Running SteamOS on Linux operating systems, you can now buy it at a starting price of $399. Now you can connect PlayStation 5 with this Steam Deck and play games remotely.

What is PS5 Remote Play?

If you have a high-speed internet connection, you can remotely play your PS5 device. Here you must have the PS Remote Play app. Then you can access your PS4 console or PS4 console from any device. PS Remote Play supports Android devices and Apple iOS devices as well as Windows and Mac computers. For example, you get the chance to play PS or PS4 games from a computer in another room of your house.

But there are very important things that you should be aware of. Here are the points to be aware of in PS5 Remote Play.

  • To get the best Remote Play experience, you must have a good internet speed. And it should be a continuous connection. Otherwise, you may experience problems while playing games.
  • Android devices must have Android 8 or higher to play PS Remote.
  • To play PS Remote on Apple iOS devices, you must have iOS 13 or higher.
  • You have to properly install the PS5 Remote Play app on your device.
  • Some games still don’t support Remote Play, so be careful to only play the appropriate games.
  • There is no possibility to share screen or broadcast your gameplay.
  • You can not use this while playing music from apps like Spotify.
  • Also, there is a possibility that some of the video content in the games may not play.

Now you have an idea about Steam Deck and PS5 Remote Play. If so, let’s see how to set up this PS5 Remote Play to Steam Deck.

Set Up PS5 Remote Play On The Steam Deck

To do this, we have to use the Free & Open Source Tool, Chiaki. This is a Playstation Remote Play Client set under the General Public License. But this is not made by Sony but it is an easy-to-configure tool that works very well. So let’s see how to use this, Steam Deck and PS5 Remote Play.

Installing the Chiaki app on Steam Deck.

The first thing we need to do is to install the Chiaki app on your Steam Deck. Follow the below steps for that.

  • Follow the below steps for that.
  • First, switch to Desktop Steam Deck mode.
  • Access the Products available in the SteamOS app store.
  • Now search the Chiaki app there.
  • After selecting it correctly let it install.
  • Now after successfully installing the app, you need to get the Account ID of your PSN account.

But the important thing you should know is that this is not an ID like the PSN ID. This is a key to be obtained from a website as base64. This key consists of several numbers. Doing this is a bit of a complicated process. There is a process that you have to do using Python-based tools through the SteamOS terminal. And since it is quite a time-consuming task, we have an easy way to do this without worrying so much.

  • Visit this website for that.
  • Now enter your PSN ID.
  • Get the Encoded ID that you get back there.

Setting up the Chiaki PS5 console

Now the next thing we need to do is to link the device with the program. For that first turn on your PS5 console.

  • Then enable remote play there.
  • Follow these steps to do it.
  • Settings > System > Remote Play > Enable Remote Play
  • Also, go to Power Saving Settings and select “Features Available in Rest Mode”. Give the option “Enable Turning on PS5 from Network” there.
  • Now you have to pair devices.
  • Then give the PIN code you got from the website earlier.
  • After that, you have to open Chiaki in Steam Deck and adjust the settings.
  • Now open the application, and you will see the PS5 and its IP.
  • Select the relevant console and access the Register console menu.

In the console menu, you can see the IP address, PS 5 model, and three other empty fields. Among them, you have to fill in the last two blank fields. They are,

  • PSN Account-ID – Here is the code you generated from the website earlier.
  • PIN – You need to provide the PIN obtained from the settings of your PS5 console.
  • After filling these correctly, you can now register the PS5 console. Click the register button for that.
  • Then by double-clicking on the console icon, you can directly broadcast audio and video from the console to the Steam Deck.

Then you can easily play PS5 games from your Steam Deck. Now we will explain to you. You can easily run the Chiaki application from Steam Deck Gaming Mode. It is from the account we previously configured in the SteamOS desktop version. Let’s do it this way right now.

  • Open Steam from the desktop version.
  • Click on the new product.
  • Select Add a non-Steam product.
  • Choose to go to Chiaki. You can select it from the previously installed list.
  • Then click on add selected button.

In this way, you get the opportunity to select the required apps from the Steam library and run them in Gaming Mode without difficulty.

If so, you can connect your PS5 console device to the Steam Deck and play your favorite games.