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YouTube App coming to PS3 in Europe today



Sony Europe and YouTube, today unveiled a new YouTube application for PlayStation 3. The new app will be available from today and will be available as a free download via the XMB, in 'My Channels' under the TV / Video Services icon.

The new app has been designed for the big screen and PS3 controls and comes complete with search tools to find videos, the option to sign-in to see all your subscribed channels including official music videos, and the ability to control the app using your smartphone, allowing you to find a video on your phone and with the click of a button, play it on the big screen. While the video is playing you can control it from the phone, or keep browsing YouTube for the next one.

Here's the key details and some images.

The YouTube app will be available in YouTube Serviced Territories (as determined by Google) where PlayStation Store (PS Store) is also available.

These SCEE territories include: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.

Key Features

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
- Send 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




Edited On 11 Feb, 2013

Comments
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DynamiteWhyte's avatar
DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Looks like a decent set up. About time we got it really.
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Konakona 4 years ago
I'm not complaining, but this seems a little late. They might as well have waited until PS4 and just included this feature at launch. However, At least Sony is trying to to please it's consumers.
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Dead 4 years ago
Isn't it a bit redundant when you already have an internet browser?
Konakona's avatar
If you are referring to the internet browser on the ps3 then I don't think so. It's painfully slow and prone to bugs and crashes.
Konakona 4 years ago
ASC's avatar
I assume the main difference is better usable of the controllers buttons rather then just simulating a mouse, along with the mobile device pairing.
ASC 4 years ago
Dead's avatar
I guess the PS3 browser isn't as good as the Wii U one then ;)
Dead 4 years ago
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i sometimes like to watch videos in bed using the ps3 like bbci etc so this is great for me
J-D 4 years ago
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would it work on ps3 if you just browsed for it
Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
I got this ages a go with my U.S. account and it truly is terrible. The YT app on the Vita is so much better
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Maybe because YT ain't possible without that app
Artemisthemp 4 years ago
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Lavindathar 4 years ago
It's about time the UK users of the PS3 got this. American PS3's have had it for a while no, and Xbox 360 users have had a YT app for a fair few months.
Artemisthemp's avatar
But you can't use it on YT without Gold
Artemisthemp 4 years ago
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The Dave 4 years ago
This does seem a little pointless IMO, I never use anything other than my Iphone/pad for youtube or when I'm on the PC seems pointless for me anyway having it on PS3
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ozon92 4 years ago
Did anyone else yawn when they saw the 'is yawning contagious?' Image?
Dead's avatar
No, but I did when I saw the Playstation at Gamescom one ;)
Dead 4 years ago
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
about time this was added before you could only use utube on ps3 by searching for it in your browser and using your ps3 pad was so slow and view the videos on a small screen only
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i thought so
Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
this is nice but i find youtube full of rubbish there is very little to excite me on there i do watch some game trailer but that is all
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craigwp2703 4 years ago
VSAUCE! :D App looks great but how often do people use their vita for other things than playing games? Personally I don't except maybe skype every now and then.
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
i go on there for the game reviews and game clips quite handy to see how a game looks
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
yes that's the only reason although some people have shown me some funny things on there look for a song called kenya by mrweebl we are looking for lions only in kenya come to kenya we got lions
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
and the kat playing the key board seen it on rude tube on tv was so funny
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
lol have seen that another good one is called crabs don't worry it isn't rude it's mrweebl again
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
oh and search the snake man he is mad raving mad "i am a snake a slippery snake" search for i am a snake he wears a hat and is mad!
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
any vids of people getting scared playing games must have a look
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
what about slender! i played that and did jump!
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
must have a look , lol
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
another jumpy thing someone show me was the girl in the santa outfit who does a tease and then... well it's a promo for the last exorcism so you can guess
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
must have a look in abit , sounds full of crazy stuff lol
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
it is called a sexy christmas treat for you with the girl and the red hat lol dont watch it if easily scared
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
sorry it's red gloves lol
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
just watched it , makes you think twice about women lol
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
lol im not as scary as her lol but yeah it's very freaky but it is good giggles try the bloody apprentice as well that's funny
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
this topic has got me on youtube searching for all random stuff
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TruDarkAssassin 4 years ago
its your worse night mare after a saturday night out lol , have to go , gotta go out , be back tomorrow
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
lol night speak tomorrow
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Datastatic 4 years ago
Chocolate Rain Some stay dry and others feel the pain Chocolate Rain A baby born will die before the sin Chocolate Rain The school books say it can't be here again Chocolate Rain The prisons make you wonder where it went Chocolate Rain Build a tent and say the world as dry Chocolate Rain Zoom the camera out and see the light Chocolate Rain Forecast to be falling yesterday Chocolate Rain Only in the past is what they say.......
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shiny miller 4 years ago
I assumed the PS3 had this already to be honest, pretty much every electrical device I own apart from the toaster can probably play Youtube already!
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Rachael 4 years ago
Not really fussed for this as i already have it on my PC and Xbox. O and smartphone :)
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Thomas 4 years ago
I thought the PS3 already had a YouTube app, lol. It's good to see consoles are getting things like BBC iPlayer, 4OD, YT, etc.
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Kelly-Marie 4 years ago
lol i bet the apple itoast is round the corner now
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Cathe 4 years ago
This seems a bit....late :P It doesn't affect me as I rarely use YouTube as it is, and when I do it's usually on my PC or iPod but this is great for the people that wanted it on their ps3! :)
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Bindiana 4 years ago
Never seen the point of having youtube on a console there are more easier ways to access it like laptop, computers and phones.
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John 4 years ago
Thats pretty cool, although I would have thought something like this would have been done ages ago, I mean we've had iPlayer and 4OD for ages now, seems like it would have been obvious.. I do have a concern though, not everything thats on Youtube is copyright friendly, I'm wondering if there'll be some sort of extra monitoring feature that'll further prevent certain content from being viewed.
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Barada 4 years ago
Youtube seems creaky nowadays - surprised it took Sony this long to get it on their platform. It needed an app of its own, for sure. Browsers on consoles never seem 'finished' and I'm still only using them as a last resort - so having Youtube all primed and ready to launch from the console (without the Browsers getting in the way) is all good to me.
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THussain 4 years ago
Can't wait to go home and download this, got a YouTube app for my Vita and I absolutely love it, tbh it's the only reason I use my Vita these days as Assassins creed Liberation was a huge let down
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Hymeleon 4 years ago
Whoever wanted a Youtube on PS3 downloaded it like months ago from US store. Search using dualshock is terrible...

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