SourceBack in 2009, before video game consoles became the streaming video boxes they are today, it was exciting to have any leanback YouTube experience at all — even a sluggish web app that could only stream pitifully low-res video from within the PS3's aging browser. Three and a half years after that initial tease, though, Google is finally delivering the goods: a native YouTube app for PlayStation 3. It's a free download from the PlayStation Store, and while details are scarce for now, it should support HD video, suggest search results as you type them, access video subscriptions from your account, and let you use a connected smartphone as a remote control. You should be able to find it later today in North America, with other countries to follow. We're grateful, to be sure, but Sony's mystery PS3 video service can't come soon enough.
Confirmed via US blog. Only for US for now with other countries in the coming months kinda sucks lol. Glad it's here and look forward to feedback.
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PS3 getting free native Youtube app with smartphone control.
Last edited by Ghost; 08-14-2012 at 17:56.
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Whoa, that would be cool if true. TODAY?!?
now give us a facebook app too
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Even though I've watched videos using the browser, an App will make it much easier. But phone controlled?. Sounds silly to me, why not just use the dual shock controller?.
Hope this is true. I'd use this a lot!
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Should be able to upload directly too with the Eye I'd think.
When can I get this?
Edit. Oh nvm just read the edited op ^_^. A few months then..
Just read this over at IGN, and I really appreciate this. Youtube app was much due.
The picture quality is pretty good, but not as good as I was hoping. Maybe I'm just not used to watching YT on such a big screen. I will be intterested to hear other peoples opinions on this.
The smartphone control is something that is available for YT in general, like if you have the YT app on your TV, and is a bit of a joke. You have to enter a pairing code each time you want to use it at www.youtube.com/pair on your mobile which seems extremely stupid, but I may be missing something. On the app you can search videos, add them to a playlist or make them play on the PS3 straight away.
All in all I am personally VERY happy with this. I will be using my PS3 for my YT viewing from here on out. I just can't wait till it hits New Zealand PSN (my main, despite living in the EU) so that I don't have to log into the US PSN.
Last edited by Ghost; 08-14-2012 at 22:30.
Wow! gave it a try and it's an amazing app.
-Interface is truly great looking and smooth, the whole app design is amazing.
-Quality is good, although I'm pretty sure it doesn't stream @ 1080p and I couldn't find an option to change the quality output, so I guess we're stuck with auto for now.
-For those wondering why on earth would I need to pair my mobile device with my PS3 Youtube app for? well I found something quite useful for it, which is using my smartphone's keyboard cause it's way faster typing with it than using the Dualshock.
I honestly loved this app and would rate it 9 out of 10.
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Messed around with it a little and it's great so far. The video quality could be better as I don't think it's full HD playback - the 360 app looks a lot crisper on my tv, hopefully more options or just the ability to stream in 720/1080 will arrive in the future. I'm subscribed to quite a lot of channels and I like the way the app organises everything. Didn't even know it would have my playback history which I found awesome
Edit: Oh, happy 6000th post me! Why thank you!
Edit 2: It doesn't support keyboard, because it's not like the usual PS3 text input. You have to scroll through the alphabet left and right and enter each letter. The app tries to predict what youre searching and brings up related videos as you type. Obviously the closer you get to your finished keyword, the more accurate the suggested vids get. Still pretty clumsy and $#@!ty. I don't search often anyways.
Last edited by Ghost; 08-14-2012 at 23:02.
Whoa. The pairing thing is awesome! Ghost I don't have to re-pair my S2 everytime to get it to work. So long as the PS3 Youtube app is open the youtube app on my S2 gives me this new icon next to the search icon, that when activated means my phone is connected
This is amazing . Nothing new but I've never used this before. I much prefer using my phone to sift through videos and then beam them on to my TV through the PS3 app. I find the phone quicker to navigate and flick through my subs than the DS3 or my BluRay remote, so this is a great feature for me
I'm using the actual app on my phone I initially went on the browser and did youtube.com/pair like it told me to and it automatically loaded up my app and I entered the code in there
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