A YouTube application is now available for PS3 via a free download on the XMB, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has announced.

You'll find the app in My Channels under the TV/Video Services icon.

The new app is designed for the big screen and PS3 controls, offering search tools and the ability to take control using a smartphone or tablet.

  • Search: Finding videos is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.
  • Access to subscriptions: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, which now also includes official music videos.
  • Your smartphone as a remote: With a quick pairing process, you can control YouTube on PS3 with a smartphone. Find a video on your phone and with the click of 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 PS3 YouTube application is limited to 720p video.

Smartphone and Tablet Pairing

  • Browse and search for videos on phone/tablet while watching on PS3
  • Fling videos to PS3 from smartphone or tablet
  • Control video with smartphone
  • Comment on phone while watching

Signed In Experience

  • Sign-In and Channel Guide
  • User's liked videos
  • Watch later videos
  • User's playlists
  • Subscribed channels
  • Search History

Unfortunately video uploading won't be available via the YouTube for PS3 application.