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PS3 YouTube app pairs with smartphones

As you are probably aware, along with the latest smartphone and tablet news and rumours, we do also deliver news on apps, and today we have news on a new app for the Sony PlayStation 3. Many access videos on their mobile phone or tablet via a YouTube app, and now Sony PS3 players can gain an improved video experience by way of a new native YouTube app for the PS3.

Obviously for quite some time now, YouTube has offered a web experience for PlayStation 3 users; however according to a report over on Sociable, by way of the YouTube Blog, the YouTube app for PlayStation 3 has now rolled out in North America and is available to download for free from the PlayStation Store.

However, this new native PS3 YouTube app not only delivers a ‘completely new experience’ for users, but also delivers the ability to control the application via your smartphone, meaning you can locate a video on your smartphone, and with a touch of a button, you can have that video play on your big screen along with being able to control the video via your handset.

The new PS3 YouTube app still offers all the usual basic features, but now also features an improved search function that offers suggestions when you type along with Google’s paradigm of instant results, and unlike the web based version, the native app delivers full access to the full catalogue including official music videos and HD videos, and also includes adverts.

However, unfortunately currrently the new native YouTube app for the PlayStation 3 is only available in North American via the PlayStation Store and can be located under ‘MY Channels’, although for elsewhere in the world, YouTube has stated that the PS3 YouTube app will become available in other countries over the coming months.

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10 thoughts on “PS3 YouTube app pairs with smartphones”

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    Angry PS3 User says:

    I HATE this new app on my PS3! I can’t watch ANY of my favorite Youtube videos anymore because this bullshit faggy app FORCES you to watch “what’s trending” or “the latest released songs.” Bullshit.

      1. yea because we ALL have smartphones right? of course! apparently that’s what Playstation expects. I hate smartphones, huge waste of money, and it just furthers the disconnect from the human beings around you. Proud to never own a smartphone, very disturbed that its becoming an expectation of society to have one.

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    Enrage individual says:

    Personally the app S U C K S and I prefer to use Youtube XL on the PS3 web browser ( which is no longer available anymore ). Another thing is that I hate typing my music videos word by word. Plus I can’t add my account UNLESS I have a smart phone or tablet. Thanks a LOT Playstation ! Ps I miss Youtube XL.

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    Kevin says:

    I think the app was made to be used primarily from smart phones. While still usable stand alone, it’s not really convenient until you link your phone, and use the TV only for watching the video. That being said, I love it, and i think it will be much better once they upgrade the YouTube phone app to support ps3. I didn’t use youtube XL too much, the video quality was horrible

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    BAMER says:

    HEYY UNFORTUNATELY I CAN’T WATCH MY FAVORITE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE. IT HAD IT WHEN I FIRST INSTALLED THE APP BUT THE NEXT DAY IT WAS GONE AND THATS A BUMMER.. CAN PSN FIX THAT??

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    one mad ps3 owner says:

    Seriously i can’t use youtube xl anymore or just use the browser to watch videos I hate this native app the layout is ok the typing is horrible it should have kust kept the on screen keyboard I’m seriously considering switching back to xbox if this native app keeps blocking me from using my web browser to bypass thos utterly horrible app

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