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YouTube Officially Coming To PS Vita

Soon.

It’s been one of the most requested applications for the PS Vita and Sony have finally announced that it will be arriving in “late June”. It will be available as a free download on the PS Vita’s PlayStation Store.

“With the YouTube application on PS Vita, you can watch millions of YouTube channels and videos on the stunning 5″ OLED screen, from comedy to gaming tips to today’s viral trends,” says the press release. “The YouTube application features many of the functions you’re already familiar with – you can easily search for videos, choose favorites and make comments.”

“Your personal YouTube account is available right on your PS Vita by logging into your account, you can access your channel subscriptions to watch videos from your favourite creators.”

The announcement also says that Sony will be continuing to introduce “more unique, social and immersive experiences” specially for the PS Vita throughout the year.

The one caveat to the YouTube announcement is that, as is reasonable, it will only be available in “YouTube serviced territories” within the SCEE region.

Those territories are Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

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20 Comments
  1. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Yay!! Some good news to start the day. Would be nice if we could send links in PSN messages!

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 08:37.
    • stage1
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      It’s a shame they didn’t keep this for E3, I think it would have gone down twice as well.

      Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 11:01.
  2. gaffers101
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    Excellent, lets hope Vita gets even more support like this.

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 08:41.
  3. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    People can now stop moaning, “when is the YouTube app coming” man sick of it lol.

    When will the vita play ps1 classic seriously lol

    That was a good Friday rant :)

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 08:52.
    • Watchful
      Team TSA: Writer
      Since: Oct 2008

      People outside the list of SCEE territories getting acces to the app will still be able to complain. The “YouTube serviced territories” getting it are:

      Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

      So inhabitants of Portugal, Greece, Norway, Finland, Iceland, etc., will be moaning about it for a while yet. :-)

      Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 08:59.
      • Taylor Made
        Member
        Since: Oct 2011

        As long as the UK have it, we can all celebrate, Portugal have christiano ronaldo :)

        Does this mean HTML5 or flash is also coming to the vita?

        Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 09:08.
      • Kennykazey
        Member
        Since: Mar 2010

        moan.

        Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 22:41.
    • bigbaldwolf
      Member
      Since: Mar 2012

      Too right. It’s good to have it but the amount of crying over it has been unbelievable.

      Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 09:07.
  4. Erroneus
    Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
    Since: May 2009

    Fuck you Sony, fuck you, seriously… F U C K .. Y O U. I am so sick and tired of this. Another service, which we are not getting here in Denmark. It doesn’t make ANY sense at all, none what so ever, that the Youtube app will be missing form multiple countries like Denmark, Finland, Norway, Portugal and many more.

    But fine Sony, if you want it that way, I’m selling my Vita soon, if they don’t start showing some respect, I’m sick and tired of being treated as a “second-class customer” from Sony.

    Glad I just bought a tablet, because it’s clear Sony will continue you to screw you over.

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 09:05.
    • Erroneus
      Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
      Since: May 2009

      A bit more relaxed now :P

      It’s possible it’s a screw up from the blog people, would not be the first time. So looking forward to E3, I’m guessing they are going to talk about it there.

      Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 09:38.
    • colmshan1990
      Member
      Since: Apr 2009

      I think that’s more down to YouTube than Sony.
      It sounds like YouTube doesn’t actually do those territories officially, so the app won’t either.

      Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 12:13.
      • Erroneus
        Wanted "Trophy Hunter" but was too late.
        Since: May 2009

        Not sure about that. Countries not on the list, are supported by Youtube. And everybody else have no problems creating a youtube app for the left out countries, so why not Sony.

        It feels rushed to me, like everything Sony do.

        Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 15:09.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Scandinavian countries need better treatment from Sony, disgraceful.

      Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 15:43.
  5. job
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    just the browser update and ps1 play and ill finally have the device i thought i purchased on day 1.

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 09:15.
    • KeRaSh
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      I’d settle for Sony forcing developers to enable Remote Play in all games… :)

      Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 10:48.
  6. Steve
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Good news, nice addition

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 09:27.
  7. Jakster123x
    Member
    Since: Aug 2011

    Yay!

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 09:27.
  8. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Sweet, i was hoping for this!

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 10:37.
  9. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Nice addition. I hope that ps1 compatibility is introduced during E3. I want to play my Final Fantasies on the Vita! Would be good if a few more ps1 classics were announced too!

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 11:27.
  10. Kennykazey
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    FFS! How hard can it possibly be to allow streaming in all countries that isn’t under some heavy internet protection like China? First Google take away the High Quality option on my phone, and now they deny me from streaming videos on my Vita? This better get rectified.

    Comment posted on 01/06/2012 at 22:46.

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