New YouTube App Comes to PlayStation 3 in Europe

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Sony today announced that PlayStation 3 owners in Europe will finally be getting the newly redesigned YouTube app. The redesign emphasizes subscriptions and search. From the PlayStation blog post:

You might have watched YouTube on PS3 before, but get ready for a completely new experience that’s designed for the big screen and PS3 controls. The new app brings you more content, like your subscribed channels, and more ways to find videos, with better search tools, more ways to watch YouTube by pairing your smartphone, and more language options.

The smartphone-as-a-remote feature only requires "a quick pairing process." After that users will be able to browse video on their phone, then play it on a TV and control the video using the phone. The expanded YouTube app languages now include English, Swedish, Italian, German, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Russian.

The redesigned app on the PS3 can be found under "TV & Video Services" and "My Channels." The new rolls out today for the U.K., France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Belgium, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Russia, and India.