Video Streamer for Sony PlayStation 4
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Video streamer for Sony PlayStation 4

All of this is possible thanks to HTML5 video support in the PlayStation 4 web browser. Keep in mind that it requires a powerful CPU that can encode H.264 videos in real time.

How to use

Mac OS X
  • Install node.js from
  • Clone/download this repository
  • Open the terminal, and enter the folder where you cloned/extracted the files
  • Install required applications and libraries using homebrew (
    • brew install ffmpeg --enable-libx264 --enable-libfaac --enable-libass --with-faac --with-ass
    • brew install icu4c
    • ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/icu4c/*/bin/icu-config /usr/local/bin/icu-config
    • ln -s /usr/local/Cellar/icu4c/*/include/unicode /usr/local/include
  • Run npm install to install node.js dependencies
  • Run node server.js to start the application
  • Go to http://[ip of your computer]:8080/ using PlayStation 4 web browser
  • Grab some popcorn and enjoy!

Will be updated later but should be similar to Mac OS X.


I don't use Windows, patches are welcome.

Basic steps are:

  • Install node.js
  • Install ffmpeg
  • Prepare video files
  • Prepare PlayStation 4
  • Watch video


Q: I have a 3D (SBS/OU) movie and my subtitles appear stretched, how to fix this?

A: Use to convert the subtitle to .ass format which supports 3D subtitles. Built in support for 3D subtitles will be added later.

Q: My computer can't keep up with encoding speed, is there anything i can do?

A: Get a faster computer or edit server.js and fiddle with ffmpeg parameters (try changing the preset). A configuration option might be added later.

Q: Can I buy you a beer?

A: Sure, send your donations to the PayPal address. Thanks!