As cool of a device as the PS3 is, watching YouTube videos through the built-in browser is an exercise in agony. Finally, however, a native app has been released, and it packs a surprising smartphone punch — you can control the thing from your phone.
Here’s how they describe the smartphone and PS3 versions working together:
- Your phone 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 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.
If you’ve ever wanted to show off a YouTube video to a bunch of people, this is a far better way of doing it than having everyone crowd around a laptop or tablet. You can watch the videos on the big screen, and be searching for the next hilarious video of a cat falling over from your phone at the same time.
While not explicit in the description, it’s believed that this will work with both iOS and Android devices.