Google announced the launch of a new YouTube app for PlayStation 3 today.
“The app brings the full experience to PlayStation 3 for the first time, helping viewers find their favorite channels and videos on PS3, while giving YouTube creators another platform to build an audience,” a Google spokesperson tells WebProNews.
The search feature includes search suggestions and instant video results while you type. You can sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions (including official music videos), and you can now use your phone as a remote.
“With a quick pairing process, you can control YouTube on PS3 with a smartphone,” says product manager Sarah Ali. “Find a video on your phone and with a button it’ll play on the big screen. While the video is playing you can control it from the phone, or keep browsing YouTube for the next one.”
The app is available in North America in the PlayStation Store under My Channels. Google says it will come to more countries in the coming months.