PlayStation 3 can now watch YouTube… now without the browser!

If there’s one thing we wished our PS3 did, it was check out YouTube videos, with the drawn out process of going through the mediocre web browser on the PlayStation an already tired process. Thankfully, Sony has woken up to this and done something about it.

From today, owners of the PlayStation 3 in Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Europe will have access to the YouTube app, downloadable for free and found under the “My Channels” section of your PlayStation XMB interface.

With the release of the YouTube app, Sony hopes to make it easier to find videos on the network and play them back on your telly, while still providing you access to favourite videos in your YouTube account.

Video playback is only rated for up to 720p playback – no Full HD 1080p here, strangely – but Sony has made some interesting advances that will aim to link your smartphone and tablet to the YouTube app, not just for easier control, but so you can comment on videos while you watch.

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