Sony PS3 Gets A Native YouTube App In Australia And Europe

  • Google-made app
  • First launched in North America in August
  • 720p HD resolution

Google's native YouTube app has now opened its doors for Sony PS3 users in Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand and South Africa.

  • Google-made app
  • First launched in North America in August
  • 720p HD resolution

Google's native YouTube app has now opened its doors for Sony PS3 users in Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand and South Africa. The free portal is available to download from the PS3's online TV/Video services menu in 19 new countries in total.

The Google-made app was launched in North America back in August, but had been missing in action in other Sony's territories until today.

YouTube was previously available for PS3 through the browser (as are most websites) and this is the first time a dedicated YouTube app has been made available for the console outside of North America. The arrival of the official YouTube app frees PS3 users from the hassle of having to access videos using the console's web browser.

Videos play in up to 720p HD resolution, users can bring up those previously viewed as well as those added to a Watch Later folder, which is a great option for those who'd prefer to save interesting clips for watching on a larger screen.

Users are also able to make use of their smartphone and tablet devices to stream videos to the console, for similar benefits.

YouTube is already available for Nintendo Wii/Wii U and Xbox 360, so a much wider launch of the PS3 app has been a long time coming.

Today’s launch sees it land in Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Israel, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Russia and the United Kingdom.

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