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YouTube app for PS3 launching today


It’s about damn time… Sony today has announced that the PS3 is getting a proper YouTube app and it will be available later today from the PlayStation Store.

Yes, the PS3 has a Flash-enabled browser, but it has serious issues playing back HD or high quality content. So a real optimized YouTube app would fit the bill nicely, and so far, it looks like it will do everything we hoped it could do, and more. You can even register your smartphone as a YouTube app remote control, which is a very nice little feature.

Check out some of the features in the app.

  • 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.