Forget about the browser for your Youtube needs, as Sony have brought a new Youtube app out for the console for users outside the United States. This new and improved app will allow users to browse the video service by controller, and even allow for further control with a smartphone.
Where will this be available, you ask?
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.
That is quite a list, but the list of new and improved features for the service is even greater. You can see all of the details below, and download the app via the XMB, in ‘My Channels’ under the TV / Video Services icon.
- 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