Yesterday Sony unveiled a new YouTube application for
PlayStation 3. It has terrific features and will make the PlayStation internet experience
more integrated and easier.
From the 11th
February, the YouTube application will be available as a free download via the
XMB, in ‘My Channels’ under the TV / Video Services icon.
Designed for the big screen and PS3 controls, the YouTube app has search tools
to find videos faster and easier, 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.
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.
Users may have watched YouTube on PS3 before, but with the introduction of the
app they will be able to access completely new and improved features, these
videos is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results
while you type.
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.
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
Key Features: Smartphone and
- 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
Key Features: Signed In
- Sign-In and Channel Guide
- User’s liked videos
- Watch later videos
- User’s playlists
- Subscribed channels
- Search History
Please note that “Uploading
the video” won’t be available for the YouTube application on PlayStation 3
Source: Games Press
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