YouTube on the PlayStation 3 has been limited to the fairly dreadful XL version of their website through the PlayStation 3’s completely dreadful browser. It’s odd, given the ubiquity of YouTube on other modern platforms and the fact that the Vita has its own dedicated app now.
Well, no more. The PlayStation 3 is finally getting its own native YouTube application from Google and it looks quite gorgeous, if the screens on The Verge are anything to go by.
Perhaps the biggest news in the announcement of this app is the suggestion that it will have smartphone control capabilities. You’ll be able to use your smartphone (platform isn’t specified so we assume it’s Android, iOS and WinPhone 8 until told otherwise). So, that’s possible.
It launches today in North American PSN Stores and should seep out to the other stores soon.
Maybe you’d like to subscribe to our YouTube channel, in preparation for watching what we’ve got planned on your big TV through the PS3 App? We’ll love you forever if you do (or at least until tea time).