How to Remote Play the PlayStation 5 on Steam Deck: A Step-by-Step Guide

The Steam Deck has become a popular choice for gamers who want to enjoy their favorite PC games on the go. But did you know that you can also use the Steam Deck to remote play your Playstation 5 (PS5) games? In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the steps to set up remote play between your PS5 and Steam Deck, allowing you to enjoy console gaming wherever you are.

Step 1: Switch to Steam Deck Desktop Mode

To begin the setup process, switch your Steam Deck to desktop mode. This will allow you to access the necessary applications and settings.

Step 2: Install Chiaki from the Discover Store

Navigate to the Discover Store on your Steam Deck and search for the Chiaki application. Install Chiaki, as it will be used to establish the connection between your Steam Deck and PS5.

Step 3: Enable Remote Play on your PS5

On your PS5, go to the System settings. Under the Remote Play section, ensure that remote play is enabled. This setting will allow your PS5 to be accessed remotely.

While remaining on the Remote Play settings screen on your PS5, switch back to your Steam Deck. You will find a Link Device screen that displays a code. Make a note of this code as it will be required later. Remember that the code is valid for only 5 minutes.

Step 5: Set Up Chiaki on Steam Deck

Open Chiaki on your Steam Deck. It should automatically detect your PS5. If your PS5 is not visible, try restarting your Steam Deck. Once your PS5 is detected, select it and enter the necessary details.

Using the browser on your Steam Deck, visit the following link: This page will provide instructions for the next steps.

Step 7: Follow the Instructions on the Trinket Page

Follow the instructions provided on the Trinket page, starting from Section 6. Copy the URL from the Trinket page into a new browser window and log in to your Playstation account. Once the page shows a redirect, copy the URL of that window back into the first Trinket page.

Note: Make sure you log in with the same account that is logged into your PS5.

Step 8: Retrieve the Account ID

From the bottom of the information returned on the Trinket page, copy the entire last line, which contains the Account ID. Paste this ID into the window from Step 5 in the Chiaki application on your Steam Deck.

On your PS5, select the Link Device option and enter the ID shown in the Chiaki application’s PIN section (from Step 5).

Step 10: Finalize the Setup

If everything has been done correctly, your setup should now be complete. You should be able to connect and play your PS5 games from your Steam Deck, whether you’re in desktop mode or game mode. Please note that controller mapping may not work correctly in desktop mode, so it is recommended to switch to game mode and use the Steam Deck Controller for optimal functionality.

Additional Tips for Optimal Streaming

To ensure the best streaming experience, adjust the settings for Audio buffer size to 19600 and Bitrate to 10000.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Can I use the Steam Deck to remote play my PS5 games?

A: Yes, by following the steps outlined in this guide, you can use the Steam Deck to remote play your PS5 games and enjoy console gaming on the go.

Q: Do I need any additional equipment to remote play my PS5 on the Steam Deck?

A: No, all you need is your Steam Deck and a stable internet connection. The Steam Deck acts as a remote display and controller for your PS5.

Q: Can I use the Steam Deck’s controller to play my PS5 games?

A: Yes, the Steam Deck’s controller is fully compatible with PS5 games. However, it is recommended to switch to game mode for optimal controller mapping.

Q: Are there any specific settings I should adjust for a better streaming experience?

A: Yes, it is recommended to adjust the Audio buffer size to 19600 and Bitrate to 10000 for optimal streaming performance.

Q: Can I use remote play on other devices besides the Steam Deck?

A: Yes, remote play is available on various devices, including smartphones, tablets, and computers. The Steam Deck provides a convenient and portable option for remote play.

Q: Does remote play require a high-speed internet connection?

A: Yes, a stable and high-speed internet connection is essential for a smooth remote play experience. Ensure that both your PS5 and Steam Deck are connected to a reliable Wi-Fi network.


With the step-by-step instructions provided in this guide, you can now set up remote play between your Playstation 5 and Steam Deck. This allows you to enjoy the incredible library of PS5 games on the go, taking your gaming experience to new heights. Whether you’re in desktop mode or game mode, the Steam Deck provides the flexibility and convenience of remote play. So grab your Steam Deck, follow the steps, and start gaming wherever your adventures take you.

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