PS3 gets new YouTube app, controllable via smartphones

The new YouTube app is optimized for PS3 controls and gives access to YouTube community features.

YouTube app on the PS3
The PS3's new YouTube app lets you use your smartphone as a remote for YouTube videos. Google

The PS3 has a solid collection of streaming-video apps, but the lack of a dedicated YouTube app has always been a conspicuous omission.

That ends today, with Sony and Google rolling out a new YouTube app for the PlayStation 3. The new app features a big-screen-friendly layout with controls optimized for the PS3's controller. You'll be able to log in to your YouTube account, giving you access to your subscribed channels and other YouTube community features.

There's also an option to use your smartphone as as a controller for the app, letting you take a video you're watching on your phone and "push" it up to your HDTV.

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The app hasn't show up on CNET's PS3 yet, so I haven't had any hands-on time with it, but YouTube says it should be rolling out today.

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