SCEE releases free YouTube app for PlayStation 3 in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
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.
Finallly!!!! 720p youtube has been needed for a while, now i can actually warrant watching videos on my ps3
Great news. Too bad the app is garbage. Navigating video's with the apps keyboard is quite a headache.
@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.
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...
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?
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.
Finally! Big Screen YouTube was awful to use, even the ordinary site was better. It's nice to finally have a dedicated app though!
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*
@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* ^_^
The only thing I ever use youtube on are PHones, Tablets and computers. I don't stream from any consoles.
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?
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