Sony PS3 YouTube app incoming - but not for Brits yet
Google has announced that a Sony PS3 YouTube app is finally here, letting you easily surf the video hub from your sofa. It’s also got some next-gen control tricks up its sleeves too, but there’s just one catch – us Brits may not be seeing it for a while.
It’s hard to believe it, but the Sony PS3 is now six years old. In that time it’s become much more than a games console, with Blu-ray, movie streaming and TV on demand services all touching down on the big black box. But while you’ve always been able to watch YouTube videos in the rather wobbly PS3 internet browser, it’s never been a fun experience.
That changes with Google’s announcement of a native Sony PS3 YouTube app. Load it up and you can check out YouTube in a slick, HD design that works perfectly with a gamepad or TV remote control, search videos easily with auto-suggestions as you type and view your subscribed channels with ease.
You can even use your smartphone as a remote control with the Sony PS3 YouTube app. If you’re connected on the same network, it’ll work with any mobile browser, or the YouTube Remote app for Android devices. Find a video on your phone and you can push it straight to your TV via the PS3 – it’s a lot like Microsoft’s SmartGlass for Xbox 360 and we can’t wait to see what Google and Sony do with the technology.
There’s just one problem – while the Sony PS3 YouTube app is available in North America to download from the PlayStation Store today, there’s no word yet on a UK launch. Google says it plans to bring it to “more countries in coming months”, but nothing more specific. Sony UK meanwhile did not get back to us when we asked for comment from them.
Are you looking forward to using the Sony PS3 YouTube app? Or is it just better late than never? Let’s hear your thoughts in the comments.