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.



  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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