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.

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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.

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