YouTube App Comes to the PS Vita
Sony announced the immediate availability of a YouTube app for the PS Vita system today. Read on for details!
We reviewed the PS Vita here, and while we really liked it, we were disappointed with the availability of apps at launch. Well, Sony announced the availability of a YouTube application today. Here is what they announced:
Hi everyone! Recently, we announced that YouTube would be coming to PS Vita. It’s the latest application to be added to PS Vita’s growing portfolio of applications and one that takes full advantage of PS Vita’s high-definition and 3G capabilities. Starting later today, the YouTube application will be available as a free download via the PS Vita Store on PSN.
With the YouTube application on PS Vita, you can watch millions of YouTube videos on PS Vita’s stunning 5” OLED screen. And with 3G, you can watch your favorite content – from comedy to gaming tips to viral videos – while you’re at home or on-the-go. The application itself is straightforward and easy to use. Key features include:
- Recommended Videos: Displays videos recommended from YouTube
- Search: Search for videos by typing a keyword
- Viewing History : Displays the most recent videos you’ve viewed
- Add to Favorites: Displays a list of videos you’ve added to your Favorites list. You must be signed into your account to add a video to your Favorites.
Videos will be viewable in two modes – full screen and small screen. In Full Screen mode, a control panel will be displayed on the screen, which will allow you to easily expand or minimize videos. Additionally, an HD button will appear when playing high definition (up to 720p) videos. Simply tap on the HD button to switch from HD to SD.
In Small Screen mode, you’ll be able to view a video, while having access to the Like or Dislike buttons, Suggested Videos, Comments and Information.
PS-Vita was designed to deliver the best high-resolution portable entertainment experience possible. We’re very excited to be able to offer the content and applications that are compelling to you, and we looking forward to bringing you more as we move further into 2012.
This is a nice YouTube app, but is missing the ability to bring up your own account content, even though you can log into YouTube in the app. However, if you want to be able to search and play back favorites, this app does just fine. If you have a PS Vita, go ahead and download your new app!
Now if only they can improve the web browser…PS Vita YouTube Announcement