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YouTube on your PS3…in Full-screen!

Ginger Kraus's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director of Promotions, SCEA

Have you ever wanted to just sit on your couch and watch YouTube on your TV? Well, it’s now possible via YouTube for Television, available through your PLAYSTATION 3. Currently in beta, the TV Website provides a streamlined interface that enables you to discover, watch and share YouTube videos on any TV screen through your PS3.

Simply open up the Web browser on the PS3, and enter the following URL: www.youtube.com/tv (note: this link will not work from a PC or Mac, only from a PS3) and hit enter. Now you’re good to go! You’ll notice a new YouTube interface that allows you to watch videos in full-screen. With enlarged text and simplified navigation, it makes watching YouTube on your TV as easy and intuitive as possible. Here’s a helpful video that guides you through the process:

We’re working closely with the YouTube team to make a more PlayStation-centric version of the YouTube TV Website page accessible from the lefthand menu bar (the YouTube button currently takes you to our branded channel on YouTube). So stay tuned for that and in the meantime grab a cold one and sit back to enjoy your favorite videos on the big screen!

Happy watching,
Ginger Kraus

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will_orz said:

January 15th, 1:45 pm

Excellent!

ro13ert159 said:

January 15th, 1:45 pm

1st comment sweet addition

Aaron said:

January 15th, 1:47 pm

Awesome! I love PS3 only features :)

Mana Knight said:

January 15th, 1:47 pm

Now this news is really cool. :D

reson8er said:

January 15th, 1:48 pm

lol @#2

F A I L

This is great, I’m going to check it out as soon as I get home from work.

Thanks for thinking of stuff like this, and improving on the web browsing experience on PS3.

outkast32 said:

January 15th, 1:50 pm

nice.. great feature. im really glad to see the PS team still trying to enhance the web browser! i give them MAJOR props because i use my ps3 web browser daily and i know LOTS LOTS LOTS of people do also.

kudos to you guys.

speaking on enhancement.. were about ready for another firmware update arn’t we? hmm maybe febuarary or march.

if sony wants to know: MOST WANTED PSN FEATURES:

1 PSN party system (through the xmb- not home)

2 in game chat/in game cross game invites. (through the xmb- not home)

SevenFactors said:

January 15th, 1:51 pm

Awesome, I like this new feature. PLUS PLUS for the PS3.

Now we need the same for HULU.

We all love HULU and you guys know it ~_^

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    Chris Morell said:

    January 15th, 3:30 pm

    I want it for NBA League Pass Broadband. It works, but needs a little love.

KoD7085 said:

January 15th, 1:52 pm

Looks cool.

NewYork214 said:

January 15th, 1:53 pm

hmm. thats actually pretty cool.

NathanJ said:

January 15th, 1:53 pm

Good job Sony. Seems like you guys are working non-stop on features everyone wants.

“cross game invites”

LOL, like anyone wants this silly feature other than as some sort of bullet point for Microsoft’s crappy online service.

Sakimori_X said:

January 15th, 1:57 pm

SCHWEET!!

Ghostm said:

January 15th, 1:58 pm

This a very cool feature. I can dig it!

elorm9 said:

January 15th, 1:58 pm

Nice, thanks for your efforts to make this possible :)

playa7970 said:

January 15th, 1:59 pm

i thought this feature was already added

Daver said:

January 15th, 1:59 pm

Nice! Hey i saw Fat princess in your game! when ia it available for us ?! :)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    January 15th, 2:38 pm

    Good eye ;-)

    When we announce a release date, it\’ll be right here.

ftwrthtx said:

January 15th, 1:59 pm

I watch live sporting events from G0211.com quite often, and also all of my own BMX vids from YouTube.

youtube.com/user/ftwrthtx

BiezulbubBill69 said:

January 15th, 1:59 pm

at 11 seconds when the playstation site comes up in the browswer, mine doesn’t look like that! Mine only has the blog and the 3 other options underneath. How do I get mine to show up like that at 11 seconds??

willacuz said:

January 15th, 2:00 pm

I agree, major lol @ 2….

this is INCREDIBLE! thanks sony! Any news on EOJ?

scorpio said:

January 15th, 2:00 pm

Great work in getting something like this done.

Much appreciated.

Nito025 said:

January 15th, 2:00 pm

Cross game invitessss, xmb party system, more psn avatars!!!!!! Let’s see an update! Its been ages!!!!

Props on the You Tube support! Gotta love the 3rd party PS3 support! Keep up the good work!

JoE 15 said:

January 15th, 2:00 pm

Just tried it out and it works really well. Great job guys!

Ghostm said:

January 15th, 2:02 pm

Can you guys add this feature in the next firmware update. Every now and then while gaming I step away from the screen. The funny thing is, that’s exactly when I receive a new message. But by the time I’m back. I’m totally unaware of the new message. Maybe you guys can put a flashing message icon that pops on the upper right or left of the screen every 3 minutes? That would be cool.

Thanks

AceGamer said:

January 15th, 2:02 pm

I like it.

Although, I would prefer a ‘YouTube’ icon in the XMB instead.

But don’t stop there, though. Hulu, maybe?

DeadBow said:

January 15th, 2:02 pm

I saw Fat Princess and the Resident Evil demo. Lucky Man.

schwaa said:

January 15th, 2:03 pm

nice work!

Neil said:

January 15th, 2:04 pm

That’s pretty cool.

schwaa said:

January 15th, 2:04 pm

@22

i was gonna request that feature as well

CowboyDan said:

January 15th, 2:06 pm

Fantastic! Great job partnering with Google!

I am sure you are already looking into doing the same thing for Hulu.com. But, if you aren’t that would be very much appreciated.

PsychoEddie said:

January 15th, 2:09 pm

Was this really necessary?

Trieloth said:

January 15th, 2:13 pm

Thats cool, and yes its necessary, thank you very much.

EvoAnub1s said:

January 15th, 2:13 pm

comment

MiiAmigo said:

January 15th, 2:13 pm

I guess it could be cool to see dummies doing stupid stuff on my big screen. We shall see.

EvoAnub1s said:

January 15th, 2:14 pm

I hope money wasn’t spent on this walled off area of youtube. Is this Sony’s way of trying to restrict what you can see with youtube? Too bad effort wasn’t spent on making custom soundtracks mandatory past a certain date as was done with trophies, cross game voice chat, cross-game invites, or a party system.

EvoAnub1s said:

January 15th, 2:15 pm

I thought the there was already an update to allow full screen flash.

blog.us.playstation.com/2008/12/01/ps3-firmware-v253-update/

C-h-a-o-s said:

January 15th, 2:16 pm

What about PSP users that have been crying for youtube support since 2006? PS3 and PSp should go hand in hand with the simple things.

erico316 said:

January 15th, 2:17 pm

now i see the reason for youtube partership

sbf717 said:

January 15th, 2:19 pm

That’s awesome. Is there anyway you could extend this feature to PSP via a Youtube app??

illegalprelude said:

January 15th, 2:20 pm

Hi Ginger, although I wont get into details, I myself work for a high profile tech company and one of the things ive been confused about and always thought about is, why does the PS3 via a firmware, not get a direct link to YouTube.

This comes and address what im talking about in some aspect, but where we currently have our WebBrowser and Search button, a direct link to YouTube would be nice that heck, might even directly just go to this site that your talking about right now.

We see them from devices like the iPhone that can go to youtube.com but have their own YouTube app, to other things like the AppleTV, TiVo Series 3 and Tivo HD units.

I would love to know your thoughts and comments on this.

SPARDA said:

January 15th, 2:20 pm

That’s great feature.
It would be cool if (in a future update) Sony would integrate it a separate icon on the XMB like the google search icon

Thanks

SPARDA

LeonBlade said:

January 15th, 2:22 pm

Omg!!!!

This is awesome!!!!
PS3 FTW!!!!!!

Wuggyboobeaufuf said:

January 15th, 2:23 pm

I’d rather have some exclusive games.

I can watch Youtube on my computer.

How is this awesome in any way?

Games Please!

xaos said:

January 15th, 2:24 pm

This is very cool; I had been disappointed by the clunkiness of watching youtube on the PS3 so I’m glad this is being addressed.

For folks who want youtube on PSP, I imagine that it is not as simple as people seem to think. Flash is a beast of an application to support in my experience, and I’m amazed that even basic Flash support is present on the PSP. I can’t imagine how hard (if possible at all) it would be to get a satisfactory Flash video experience on the highly constrained PSP environment.

kadab said:

January 15th, 2:29 pm

dude is that FAT PRINCESS and RESIDENT EVIL 5 DEMO you have there in your XMB
( watch the clip and pause at 4 seconds)

yunier91 said:

January 15th, 2:30 pm

wow totally cool ,now we need HULU

barom said:

January 15th, 2:30 pm

I would be all over this feature, except for the fact that I use my PC monitor for both my PS3 and computer.

Cool to know when I get myself a real HDTV though.

3AM said:

January 15th, 2:31 pm

Awesome…This is a cool feature..

So now wheres the cross game voice chat?

crystalx3d said:

January 15th, 2:36 pm

A lot of people on here don’t understand that this isn’t a sony firmware thing, it’s just google making a special youtube site that’s easier to use on the ps3 (just like the g4tv ps3 site). I would personally prefer to see a special youtube app that doesn’t use the browser or flash but instead uses the high quality h.264 videos youtube has for iphone and apple tv, perhaps with the option to save to hard drive. Unfortunately, the low quality .flv videos youtube uses look even worse when you blow them up to full screen.

BitRunner303 said:

January 15th, 2:40 pm

Hope this gets integrated with Home somehow!

BitRunner303 said:

January 15th, 2:42 pm

PS: I would STRONGLY recommend an XMB Icon for this feature, not everyone who owns a PS3 reads these blogs.

crystalx3d said:

January 15th, 2:43 pm

Also, if you go to the link, you’ll see that this isn’t exclusive to the ps3. It also works with the wii browser (just like the g4tv site) and it says it will also support new set top boxes with browsers when they become available.

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