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PS3 YouTube app announced, available now

Monday, 11th February 2013 16:08 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 3 has received its own dedicated YouTube app today, and Sony has kindly sent over a whopping list of app features. It can do quite a lot, it seems.

Sony confirmed the news to VG247 in a statement, and explained that users could download the free app by visiting the ‘My Channels’ section of the XMB, under ‘TV / Video Services’.

The app is feature-heavy. Here’s a run-down of what it can do:

  • Search: Finding videos is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.
  • Access to subscriptions: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, which now also includes official music videos.
  • Your smartphone as a remote: With a quick pairing process, you can control YouTube on PS3 with a smartphone. Find a video on your phone and with the click of a button it’ll play on the big screen. While the video is playing you can control it from the phone, or keep browsing YouTube for the next one.

User Experience:

  • User Interface Optimized for TV
  • Video Search
  • Ability to Browse and Search for videos while watching
  • PS3 Game Controller Support
  • HD (Up to 720p)
  • Content Flagging
  • Closed Caption
  • YouTube trending and popular video playlists

Smartphone and Tablet Pairing

  • Browse and search for videos on phone/tablet while watching on PS3
  • Fling videos to PS3 from smartphone or tablet
  • Control video with smartphone
  • Comment on phone while watching

Signed In Experience

  • Sign-In and Channel Guide
  • User’s liked videos
  • Watch later videos
  • User’s playlists
  • Subscribed channels
  • Search History

Is it about time PS3 got its own YouTube app? Will it make your life much easier? Let us know below.

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11 Comments

  1. BlockheadBrown

    Is this new for Europe? There’s been a YouTube app available on the PS3 in the U.S. for a while.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. YoungZer0

    YouPorn app Now!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Sylrissa

    I’ve been using the PS3 youtube app for months now, so is this new in another region?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. foofly

    It seems like the same features as the Xbox app. I do like the smartphone pairing.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. DGOJG

    Yes this is new for Europe PS3s, up until now we have only had the in-browser version.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. CycloneFox

    i downloaded it of the us Store and was really surprised, it never came to europe until now.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Gnosis

    Dude, finally >_>

    #7 2 years ago
  8. dizzygear

    Another fine example of SCEE’s seemingly limitless incompetence. Just about every device has a youtube app these days except PS3′s in the PAL region because SCEE.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. powerbuoy

    Really hope the PS4 will run Android/GoogleTV so we don’t have to wait several years for a YouTube (or any other) app next time.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Clupula

    Wow, I’m actually shocked that Europe is just getting this. This has been on the U.S. PS3′s since…what Summer? Spring?

    #10 2 years ago
  11. ps3fanboy

    there is only 19 countries in europe getting the youtube app so many is still unable to use this app… its a shame.

    #11 2 years ago

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