Sony Europe have today announced that there’ll be a new YouTube application for the PlayStation 3. From today, the YouTube application will be available as a free download via the XMB, in the ‘My Channels’ menu under the TV / Video Services icon.
Sony say the new app is “designed for the big screen and PS3 controls” and “has search tools to find videos faster and easier, the option to sign-in to see all your subscribed channels including official music videos, and the ability to control the app using your smartphone.”
The app can be paired with various smartphones. “Find a video on your phone and with a simple button press 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,” say Sony.
You’ll also note the new horizontal / vertical format that the app is showing off in the screenshots above, which looks like it makes navigating the myriad of menus pretty speedy and intuitive, and reminds us of something you might have seen before.