Europe gets PlayStation 3 YouTube app

SCEE releases free YouTube app for PlayStation 3 in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

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Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has released its PlayStation 3 YouTube application across many European territories, Australia, and New Zealand. The free download arrives six months after the app was launched in North America.

The PS3 YouTube app can now be found in My Channels under the TV/Video Services section of the XMB.

Sony says its YouTube app, which is limited to 720p video, has been designed specifically for TV screens and the PlayStation 3 controller. 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," Sony said.

The app is now available in Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Russia, and the United Kingdom.

The new PlayStation 3 app arrives less than two weeks before Sony is expected to unveil the PlayStation 4 on February 20, with a recent report saying the company's gambit for its next-generation console is on new play options as opposed to raw specs.

Discussion

37 comments
kilaude
kilaude

Where the hell is Portugal?

nickfitz_99
nickfitz_99

Still not enough for me to turn on my blue ray player.

jonnyway123
jonnyway123

Finallly!!!! 720p youtube has been needed for a while, now i can actually warrant watching videos on my ps3

Gekko135
Gekko135

Great news. Too bad the app is garbage. Navigating video's with the apps keyboard is quite a headache.

lsthecawman
lsthecawman

Every SONY article now seems to be saying that the PS4 will be unveiled on the 20th but it'll probably just end up being a new touch-screen controller for the PS3 or the new model of the Vita. Don't get me wrong, I'm quite enthusiastic to see what the next generation will offer but let's not get too carried away with speculation before we know anything about what's being shown...


obsequies
obsequies

wow aside from the cool dreamcast game cases, Europe has had a lot of shortcomings in gaming, slowed down games, no youtube, and did counter-strike go ever get released for the ps3 there?

hippiesanta
hippiesanta

I wonder why everything is late in Europe ..... it already out months in America and Asia region

Matthew-first
Matthew-first

but i thought... it already does everything... :( 

leeko_link
leeko_link

YouTube app sucks, it's much better to basically watch YouTube videos via the browser instead.

banana23man
banana23man

Takes about an hour to type anything in the search box with that user interface -_-

banana23man
banana23man

@Daemoroth @InquisitorCrox

- PS2 controllers work with ps3 but they need adapters and that's only because ps3 went wireless. 

-50 bucks is little but for something you should be getting for free, it's 50 bucks too much. 

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

Hum, gotta check if it's up here too. Will be nice addiction to the console.

Fembot_Eulogy
Fembot_Eulogy

I don't think I'll even bother. If I want Youtube, I'll just stick to my computer.

SiLenTWarrior29
SiLenTWarrior29

The app lags like a mutha f*****! This sh*t pisses me off sometimes... well most of the time. FIX IT SONY!!! Sorry Europe but you ain't miss much. If they do decide to fix this I'll be freakin satisfied.

ziminaiman
ziminaiman

HOW MUCH DOES THE INTERNET WEIGH?!

coruscant
coruscant

Finally! Big Screen YouTube was awful to use, even the ordinary site was better. It's nice to finally have a dedicated app though!

ArataWata
ArataWata

I have my monitor under my TV screen so chances are I probably wouldn't use this.

A little little added feature though.

LEAST YOU DON'T GOTTA PAY XBOX LIVE GOLD TO USE IT! ZING *Flees*

WCK619
WCK619

LOLOLOL why update PS3? that is so LAST-GEN! Not cool.

TheNerevar
TheNerevar

I don't know about anyone else but the Youtube app sucks big on my PS3. Halfway through videos it'll start stuttering and loading no matter how long I let it sit there. My friends 360 doesn't even have that problem. What gives?


ekeapoel
ekeapoel

so awesome(i don't give a sh*t)


Sefrix
Sefrix

VSAUCE! Also that looks pretty well done.

CFritzRun
CFritzRun

@Gekko135 It crashes on me after a few videos just about every time I use it.  The keyboard's predictive text is pretty decent but I agree that overall it's pretty annoying to use.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

@ArataWata Don't flee you make a valid point :P, selling my Xbox for that very reason, also when I'm not at my PC ill use a tablet while on the PS3, because you can't multi-task on these console things, feels awkward without the interwebz handy.

Alt+Tab > Nexus 7 thumb keyboard app > controller typing > kinect

Now it's time to *Flee* ^_^ 



321FOX123
321FOX123

@WCK619is it? I intend to use it for next couple of years (or even more)...

CommanderShiro
CommanderShiro

@TheNerevar I had that same problem for some time too. Though there has been a recent update, and vids work fine for me now.