YouTube has announced that it and Sony have partnered for a great, custom YouTube experience on the Playstation 3 game console. YouTube was previously available on PS3 through the product’s web browser, but this is a custom app that provides an entirely new way to browse YouTube’s content library.
The interface, optimized for television monitors, is controlled by the PlayStation 3’s gaming remote. You can also utilitize your smartphone as a remote. Through the smartphone pairing, there is even Apple/iOS-AirPlay like functionality for sending a YouTube video from the smartphone to your PS3 and the big screen.
An optimal search interface and video viewing by subscriptions are also present features in the app.
YouTube for PS3 is available for free under “My Channels” in the PlayStation store. It begins rolling out today in North America. YouTube does not provide a time table for other regions.