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YouTube Coming Soon to PS Vita

Don Mesa's Avatar Posted by 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 said:

June 1st, 2:30 pm

Now time for a PS3 Youtube APP

Benmo316 said:

June 1st, 2:50 pm

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

DaNTi3L said:

June 1st, 3:16 pm

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

Chuitomix95 said:

June 1st, 4:00 pm


igorrocks2 said:

June 1st, 4:29 pm

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 said:

June 1st, 6:05 pm

Awesome cant wait for youtube to come to the ps vita

t234523452345234 said:

June 1st, 6:45 pm


zennacko said:

June 1st, 6:50 pm

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

LordDust said:

June 1st, 7:15 pm

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


June 1st, 7:20 pm

Put a YOUTUBE app on the XMB


June 1st, 7:24 pm

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 said:

June 1st, 8:33 pm

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 said:

June 2nd, 12:44 am

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

Grexotic said:

June 2nd, 2:06 am

I will be watching music videos.

ecuamig20 said:

June 2nd, 4:39 am

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 said:

June 2nd, 6:37 am

WoooooooW! Finally xD

Poplar-Working said:

June 2nd, 8:43 am

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 said:

June 2nd, 10:51 am

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 said:

June 2nd, 11:24 am

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 said:

June 2nd, 12:41 pm

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

dallscowboys88 said:

June 2nd, 10:26 pm

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

Shadow_Dancer said:

June 3rd, 3:14 am

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 said:

June 3rd, 12:23 pm

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 said:

June 3rd, 2:09 pm

I hope Europe gets it too…

LilBase455 said:

June 3rd, 10:11 pm

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

ChrisHighwind said:

June 4th, 10:23 am

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

Nah, I shouldn’t push my luck.

k0opa209 said:

June 5th, 4:43 am

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

k0opa209 said:

June 5th, 4:49 am

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 said:

June 5th, 4:49 am


dom_x8 said:

June 5th, 10:20 am

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 said:

June 5th, 12:50 pm

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 said:

June 6th, 1:46 pm

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

goldenknight01 said:

June 7th, 9:34 pm


Jdiizzy said:

June 8th, 11:07 am

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

psvitageek said:

June 9th, 3:13 pm


mohammadahmad75 said:

June 10th, 8:59 pm

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

biggchris101 said:

June 11th, 5:06 pm

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

bubby480 said:

June 11th, 7:29 pm

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

mario9753 said:

June 12th, 12:20 pm

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

JAYANDJAY0466 said:

June 15th, 7:17 pm

is the app free?

alrighty6969 said:

June 15th, 11:43 pm

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 said:

June 18th, 12:32 am

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

habz_98 said:

June 18th, 9:11 am

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

julie092 said:

June 18th, 9:30 pm

If we could post videos that would be sweet!

sirauron14 said:

June 20th, 10:28 am

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

abdul-14324 said:

June 20th, 1:29 pm

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

dropshot828 said:

June 21st, 7:50 am

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 said:

June 21st, 10:42 am


xbass247 said:

June 21st, 10:45 am

when is it here then ,wat day

Spiral93 said:

June 21st, 2:31 pm

ps store seems down at the moment

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