YouTube Launches First Major Update To PS3 App

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YouTube has launched an update for its PS3 app bringing the "send to TV" feature that pairs the console with a phone or tablet. The update also adds smoother video playback and less buffer through adaptive bitrate streaming.

It's the first major update since the app was launched last August. Here's what YouTube said about it in a Google+ post:


Thumbs need a break from saving the world from zombies, and want to catch up on the latest PewDiePie videos? The updated YouTube app for Playstation 3 now has the send to TV feature that automatically pairs your phone or tablet with your PS3 on the same Wi-Fi network. Open YouTube on your PS3, click the TV icon on your YouTube app for Android or iPhone, and the video starts playing instantly on your big screen. It’ll be like the same awesome feeling you had when you played Metal Gear Solid for the first time. For bonus points, we also made videos play more smoothly and with less buffering. Ok, now back to the zombies...

The update is rolling out to all users today.

Chris Crum

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