Sony announces YouTube application for PlayStation 3, available now

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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 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

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:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Czech Republic
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Israel
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Spain, Sweden
  • Russia
  • United Kingdom

Will you be watching videos in a new way on your PlayStation 3 in the future?

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