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YouTube Coming Soon to PS Vita

Don Mesa's Avatar Posted by on May 31, 2012 // Director, Product Planning & Platform Software Innovation, SCEA

YouTube for PS Vita

Hi everyone! PS Vita was developed with the idea of creating and delivering compelling content for gamers. With the recent announcements of applications such as nico nico, Treasure Park, Wake-up Club, and Skype, we’re continuing to build out PS Vita’s portfolio of applications. Today, we’re very excited to announce the latest application addition to PS Vita – YouTube!

Coming at the end of June, YouTube will be available as a free downloadable application for PS Vita via the PS Vita Store. With the YouTube application on PS Vita, you can watch millions of YouTube videos on the stunning 5” OLED screen, from comedy to gaming tips to today’s viral trends. The YouTube application features many of the functions you’re already familiar with – you can easily search for videos, choose favorites and make comments, and your personal YouTube account is available right on your PS Vita.

As we move further into 2012, we look forward to introducing you to more unique, social and immersive experiences only available on PS Vita. How will you use YouTube on PS Vita?

//Add Your Own



+ biggunner7 on June 1st, 2012 at 2:30 pm said:

Now time for a PS3 Youtube APP


+ Benmo316 on June 1st, 2012 at 2:50 pm said:

I don’t know why this took so long, but I’m glad it’s going to happen!


+ DaNTi3L on June 1st, 2012 at 3:16 pm said:

yes yes yes yes <<daniel bryant wwe voice lol…. about time this is what we all wanted


+ Chuitomix95 on June 1st, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:



+ igorrocks2 on June 1st, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Ok, if there is Orbis incoming Sony make it fit in 500$ oh what a hell where is may online banking time to transaction y 500 into savings account


+ LordDust on June 1st, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

Awesome cant wait for youtube to come to the ps vita


+ t234523452345234 on June 1st, 2012 at 6:45 pm said:



+ zennacko on June 1st, 2012 at 6:50 pm said:

No love for the PS3 (no YouTube HD app, nor Flash 11, MKV playback and other sweet features as well…)


+ LordDust on June 1st, 2012 at 7:15 pm said:

The PS3 should get a youtube app i know it has the web browser thing but it should get a real downloadable youtube app and a real downloadable crackle app


+ WICKEDGHOST187 on June 1st, 2012 at 7:20 pm said:

Put a YOUTUBE app on the XMB


+ WICKEDGHOST187 on June 1st, 2012 at 7:24 pm said:

How is it the Microsoft gets all the cool apps for the XBOX 360. and us at PLAYSTATION never get none of the apps. I would love to see IGN-HBO GO-X FINITY and more apps come to the PS3. and i am sure every body else would too.


+ mikedo2007 on June 1st, 2012 at 8:33 pm said:

Good now we probably need more then this, we already got Skype, Facebook, Twitter app for Vita. Can you guys make these following app for Vita also:

Google Talk


+ REDD_7EVEN on June 2nd, 2012 at 12:44 am said:

I LOOVEEEEEE you SONY your the BEST!!!…..This brings my Vita one more step ahead of my 3DS.


+ Grexotic on June 2nd, 2012 at 2:06 am said:

I will be watching music videos.


+ ecuamig20 on June 2nd, 2012 at 4:39 am said:

Yeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh thank you sony ps vita stop complaining i love it you tube This is great news, thanks Sony! I gotta say, I find myself using my iPhone 4S less often than my PS Vita and this announcement only means it’ll get used even less. lol.


+ mogogogo on June 2nd, 2012 at 6:37 am said:

WoooooooW! Finally xD


+ Poplar-Working on June 2nd, 2012 at 8:43 am said:

so the html5 thingy that vita’s youtube needs will be available for us to watch videos? awesome! and what bout the radios with the java i want that too. Then the only thing i need is to be able to download from web servers (rapidshare, mediafire, among others). and an operating system for me to say “so long PC, hellooo~~ PS VITA” (though i already have one ^^)…… =P


+ jibbyjam on June 2nd, 2012 at 10:51 am said:

I wish Sony would make the browser more functional and add flash player as well as html5. To me, the browser is almost completely un-usable and i have to switch to an entire different device. You guys need to get on that.


+ Poplar-Working on June 2nd, 2012 at 11:24 am said:

agreed jibbyjam…. hopefully the youtube app fully operational will make sony to release everything else on the browser (java, at least) to be more accessible for us. just a thought so (^^)


+ poisonedsodapop on June 2nd, 2012 at 12:41 pm said:

Sweet! Now when do we get our PS1 support and all of our PSP and minis on Vita? :D


+ dallscowboys88 on June 2nd, 2012 at 10:26 pm said:

i just fainted… what happened? yeeeeeeeeeess yooooouuuuutuuuuube!
(fainted again)


+ Shadow_Dancer on June 3rd, 2012 at 3:14 am said:

So does this mean we should expect a firmware update around the time it launches since currently the Vita doesn’t support HTML5 or flash videos?


+ thecursedmark on June 3rd, 2012 at 12:23 pm said:

Youtube is cool, but when are you going to fix the many problems with the web browser?? We need HTML5 and flash support, they also need to that grey that comes up every time you scroll up or down a web page… it’s a shame that my Xperia Play worked better than my Vita out of the box.


+ Merkkari63 on June 3rd, 2012 at 2:09 pm said:

I hope Europe gets it too…


+ LilBase455 on June 3rd, 2012 at 10:11 pm said:

I think you should put hulu plus next i like to watch the office


+ ChrisHighwind on June 4th, 2012 at 10:23 am said:

About time. Maybe we’ll also get PS1 games and more PSP games.

Nah, I shouldn’t push my luck.


+ k0opa209 on June 5th, 2012 at 4:43 am said:

sirius xm radio app!!!!! pretty please Sony. Sirius xm would be unbelievable on my vita.


+ k0opa209 on June 5th, 2012 at 4:49 am said:

SIRIUS XM APP!!!!! Come on people!!! listining to Howard stern on your ps vita would be awesome.PLEASE keep posting…. sirius xm radio app!!! Sony will here us. Thank you


+ k0opa209 on June 5th, 2012 at 4:49 am said:



+ dom_x8 on June 5th, 2012 at 10:20 am said:

omg great news,i’ve been waiting for this since the psvita was released,the vita is in the right way to get the perfection.


+ Comrade_CZe on June 5th, 2012 at 12:50 pm said:

What abou your customers who paid about 1000$ for PS3 and they still can’t watch YouTube even in HD !
What the **** you do for Ps3 over last year ?? Was firmware update 4.00 the biggest joke in the century !?!?
Even a F****** blu-ray player or BRAVIA TVs have a native app of YouTube(3D+Full HD). Why PS3 couldn’t ???
PSP updates stagnates. And PS3 is still the King in the PlayStation family, not Vita !
I really don’t want to talk about “GreyDated” XMB in PS3, but this is ridiculous.
Tell me, how many users DO use AUDIO/VIDEO chat on PS3 ?? I used it 3times after 3 years.

So here it is: I will never buy PS Vita unTILL I’ll see a YouTube app on PS3. I would rather buy a new PS3 or another Android smartphone or another Android tablet.


+ flip252000 on June 6th, 2012 at 1:46 pm said:

The browser is really old, it was designed to be a beta for firefox.


+ goldenknight01 on June 7th, 2012 at 9:34 pm said:



+ Jdiizzy on June 8th, 2012 at 11:07 am said:

Very Excited about this. Will Vita users be able to upload vids via vita camera? if not no biggie just curious.


+ psvitageek on June 9th, 2012 at 3:13 pm said:



+ mohammadahmad75 on June 10th, 2012 at 8:59 pm said:

when it will come to the psn
i can’t waiit


+ biggchris101 on June 11th, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:

yay i cant wait because i cant watch other videos on youtube.com


+ bubby480 on June 11th, 2012 at 7:29 pm said:

i was happy to see skipe but now youtube.good job sony.


+ mario9753 on June 12th, 2012 at 12:20 pm said:

YES! the missing piece to the vita’s software!


+ JAYANDJAY0466 on June 15th, 2012 at 7:17 pm said:

is the app free?


+ alrighty6969 on June 15th, 2012 at 11:43 pm said:

well im not to sure about this just a guess but im thinking that sony didn’t release youtube on vita at launch is because they wanted to make it so you could upload your videos from your vita straight to youtube and yes its just a guess hopefully ps doesn’t fail us


+ dylanjohnson on June 18th, 2012 at 12:32 am said:

haha i just commented from my vita cant wait fot youtube thanks alot sony we all are really going to like jt =)


+ habz_98 on June 18th, 2012 at 9:11 am said:

yes finally thanks now we need a messiging app to message smartphones e.g whatsapp


+ julie092 on June 18th, 2012 at 9:30 pm said:

If we could post videos that would be sweet!


+ sirauron14 on June 20th, 2012 at 10:28 am said:

well Don Mesa, when will we see this? next week? and what about the PS One classics?


+ abdul-14324 on June 20th, 2012 at 1:29 pm said:

yes finally i was trying to watch youtube on the web browsee but said something about flash player


+ dropshot828 on June 21st, 2012 at 7:50 am said:

just a tought, what would people think of minecraft for the psvita that would be awsome, i mean xbox sells minecraft and in less than a month they have reached 1million buys i mean its straight forward that minecraft for the psvita would be a good idea?


+ xbass247 on June 21st, 2012 at 10:42 am said:



+ xbass247 on June 21st, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

when is it here then ,wat day


+ Spiral93 on June 21st, 2012 at 2:31 pm said:

ps store seems down at the moment

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