The Full YouTube Experience now available on PlayStation®3 in YouTube-serviced territories.
London, 11th February 2013 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and YouTube, today unveiled a new YouTube application for PlayStation®3 (PS3). From the 11th February, the YouTube application will be available as a free download via the XMB, in ‘My Channels’ under the TV / Video Services icon.
Designed for the big screen and PS3 controls, 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.
The YouTube app will be available in YouTube Serviced Territories (as determined by Google) where PlayStation®Store (PS Store) is also available. These SCEE territories include: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
Users may have watched YouTube on PS3 before, but with the introduction of the app they will be able to access completely new and improved features, these include:
• User Interface Optimized for TV
• Video Search
• Ability to Browse and Search for videos while watching
• PS3 Game Controller Support
• HD (Up to 720p)
• Content Flagging
• Closed Caption
• YouTube trending and popular video playlists
Smartphone and Tablet Pairing
• Browse and search for videos on phone/tablet while watching on PS3
• Fling videos to PS3 from smartphone or tablet
• Control video with smartphone
• Comment on phone while watching
Signed In Experience
• Sign-In and Channel Guide
• User’s liked videos
• Watch later videos
• User’s playlists
• Subscribed channels
• Search History
Please note that “Uploading the video” won’t be available for the YouTube application on PlayStation®3