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YouTube app for PlayStation 3 lets you watch videos on the console, controlled by your Android phone

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YouTube app for PlayStation 3 lets you watch videos on the console, controlled by your Android phone
So you're a slacker and you spend most of the day playing video games in the makeshift room you have in your parent's basement. That doesn't mean you can't take some time to watch some YouTube videos. To make things easier, Google has released a special YouTube app for PS3 that allows you to pair your Android phone with the game console. This will allow you to use your handset as a remote control. Find a YouTube video on your phone that you want to view on the PlayStation 3's larger display? Click the video on your smartphone and it will start playing on your PS3.

PlayStation 3 owners can find the new YouTube app in the PlayStation Store under My Channels. And no, they don't have to use their Android phone to view the videos, but the combination of the UI on the game console added to the less than intuitive game controller will probably have you reaching for your Android smartphone whenever you take that break from your gaming to watch videos.

source: YouTube via Phandroid

The new YouTube app for PS3 allows you to use your Android phone as a remote
The new YouTube app for PS3 allows you to use your Android phone as a remote

The new YouTube app for PS3 allows you to use your Android phone as a remote


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posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:02 10

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


HA! Sony Strikes Again!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:14 2

2. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4075; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I really want this on Xbox... Good thing I have both PS3 and Xbox, or I would be missing out. :D

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 21:45 1

7. crankyd00d (Posts: 191; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I have both as well, so I don't know why you would choose the Xbox 360 over the PS3 to watch ANY video. Video on the 360 blows, everything is down converted to 720p and then stretched to whatever resolution you are using, deinterlacing sucks, remote sucks, etc. Anyway as you can see I'm not a fan of the video capabilities of my Xbox, such a waste

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 14:11

10. downphoenix (Posts: 2359; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


True. The only thing I particularly liked about the 360's video was that netflix allowed you to stretch letterboxed (widescreen or normal) content so it takes the fullscreen, but the last dashboard update also triggered a netflix update, which killed that feature and also made the UI of the Netflix terrible, to more closely match the terribleness of the new dashboard. So now I use PS3 netflix all the way and only use the 360s if PSN goes down or something.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:28

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6609; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Downloading it now as i read

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:31 2

4. downphoenix (Posts: 2359; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I just hope its not as terrible and bad as the XBOX's Youtube app. What a waste of time!

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 13:53

5. mas11 (Posts: 1030; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


Great idea MS should really use this as "inspiration"

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 14:50

6. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


one word>Epic

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 22:31

8. jael206 (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


i just love sony..

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 01:55

9. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)


I'm using it right now, it's awesome! Control from my S3 or iPad in a big ass tv screen!!

posted on 16 Aug 2012, 15:39

11. MarloThaMartian (Posts: 41; Member since: 27 Dec 2010)


I wish they had skype

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