Sony has announced that the PlayStation 3 console will be receiving an update over the next 24 hours that will bring a brand new YouTube app built into the console’s menu system.
Back in December Microsoft launched a new update for its Xbox 360 consoles that offered a built in YouTube application to all users, and since then have seen great success with the services, so it was only a short while until Sony would respond.
After years of having browser support for the console and using the YouTube XL website version, Sony has finally taken the next video viewing step by integrating a YouTube app into their console’s menu system.
Sony says that the YouTube app is “designed for the big screen” and the PS3 app will come with a host of new features. Including:
- Search: Finding the videos you want is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.
- Your subscribed channels: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, which now also includes official music videos.
- Your phone 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 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.
Sony announced the update on their Sony Blog and have stated that the app will be free to all users as an update, needs no subscription service and will be available to all users from now onwards.
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