PlayStation 3 Gets Its Own YouTube App, Now Available for Download

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 11, 2013 04:37 PM EST

Sony is continuing efforts to make the PlayStation 3 the dominant living room console, today announcing that YouTube has it's own dedicated app on the system, available for download right now.

PS3 owners can grab the app for free from "TV / Video Services," where it can be found under the "My Channels" section. Below is a list of the features for the app, as provided by Sony:

- Search: Finding videos is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.
- Access to subscriptions: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, which now also includes official music videos.
- (This one sounds the most interesting) Use Your smartphone as a remote: With a quick pairing process, you can control YouTube on PS3 with a smartphone. Find a video on your phone and with the click of a button it'll play on the big screen. While the video is playing you can control it from the phone, or keep browsing YouTube for the next one.

User Experience:

  • 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

Go download the app, and see what ya think.

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