PlayStation 3 gets native YouTube app, helps you waste even more time

YouTube releases a dedicated app for the PlayStation 3.

@tracehagan
Published Tue, Aug 14 2012 10:24 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:27 PM CST

The PlayStation 3 never had any issues play YouTube before, thanks to it's browser with Flash support, but the user experience from a browser is never quite as good as a dedicated app. Last year, YouTube released a similar app for the Xbox and this release is likely to bring that user experience to Sony's PlayStation 3.

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Even cooler is the app supports using your smartphone as a remote control for the app. After following a simple pairing process (screenshot below), the device is the controller. The app also supports instant suggestions and will offer suggestions as users type. Additionally, it can pull your subscribed channels.

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As YouTube puts the features:

  • Search: Finding the videos you want is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.
  • Your subscribed channels: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, which now also includes official music videos.
  • Your phone 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 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.

The app should be available now in the PlayStation Store, under My Channels.

Trace is a starving college student studying Computer Science. He has a love of the English language and an addiction for new technology and speculation. When he's not writing, studying, or going to class, he can be found on the soccer pitch, both playing and coaching, or on the mountain snowboarding.

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