Rolling out today across nineteen countries around the world, Sony Computer Entertainment has just unleashed a long awaited new feature for PlayStation 3 – a dedicated YouTube app made for the TV and controller!
Here are the (extensive!) features you can expect to find with the app:
PS3 YouTube App Features
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.
Language Support: Set your language on your PS3 and use the new YouTube app in your language. The following languages are supported: English, Swedish, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Dutch and Russian.
Here’s what else you can expect from the app:
- 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
Where can you find the YouTube app? Head to ‘My Channels’ and look under ‘TV & Video Services on the home screen. If you’re in the follow countries, you’ll see the YouTube app for PlayStation 3 showing up soon (if it’s not already available:
- Czech Republic
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Spain, Sweden
- United Kingdom
Will you be watching videos in a new way on your PlayStation 3 in the future?