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YouTube hiring for new console applications

Friday, 18th February 2011 04:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Google is advertising for a new software engineer in what looks like a plan to deliver improved YouTube streaming to consoles.

The ad calls for a game console software engineer with “deep technical knowledge of Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and/or Nintendo Wii” to “build the next generation game-console-based TV experience with You Tube video content”.

Interestingly, the ad also asks that the applicant have experience with engine development and at least one major published game.

Both the PS3 and Wii already feature a YouTube solution within the firmware browsers, but it’s pretty basic, and most certainly doesn’t “delight users with innovative media rich solutions”.

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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4 Comments

  1. mojo

    rich solutions?
    with pixelated flash videos or what?
    good one.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    YouTube’s ridiculously improved over the last few years. There was a time when it’d be my last port of call to watch a game trailer, now it tends to be one of the first.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mojo

    it has improved, no doubt. but still, “rich” is different.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. FadeLive

    Yes please, I would love to get a proper youtube app for either my Xbox or PS3. The PS3 web browser would do the job fine had it not been that it constantly crashes my PS3 or refuses to allow me to use the “Search” button on youtube any more so excited for this.

    #4 4 years ago

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