Own a shiny new PlayStation 5 and want to stream games from it to your desktop or laptop? Or perhaps you're clinging onto your PlayStation 4 and want to do the same? Chiaki is here to help.
Linux gaming? Not quite but it's another brilliant FOSS application that can enable you to do whatever you want, with what you already own. I've used Chiaki occasionally with my own PlayStation 4 to stream it to my Linux desktop and for the most part, it actually works surprisingly well depending on the network setup.
The big Chiaki 2.0.0 update went out and pulls in some big features on top of PlayStation 5 support being new, here's some of the big features:
- PS5 Remote Play Support
- Add Nintendo Switch Borealis GUI
- FFMPEG in builds updated to 4.3.1
- Add Video Profile Auto Downgrade when 1080p is selected for PS4
- Add correct Bitrate for 1080p
- Relicense under AGPL v3 only + OpenSSL
- Connect all available controllers in GUI
- Add Double Click for Fullscreen in GUI
- Add Audio Device Selection to GUI
- Add Congestion Control
- Add Raspberry Pi Decoder
- Add Text Input Support to Library
- Improve GUI CLI for streaming
- Add Sleep Mode Trigger
- Add generic Hardware Decoder Selection to GUI
There's also a good few bug fixes included as well of course. Great to see Chiaki continue to evolve, another case of a few doing what a big company will not.
Chiaki itself has also moved. The developer is no longer using GitHub, and is instead now providing everything up on their own sourcehut - which you can now find here.