Sony has just posted the long-awaited YouTube application for its PlayStation Vita on the PlayStation Store, finally allowing users of the portable console to enjoy videos on the small device.
The PS Vita
was released back in February and, while its features were quite impressive and plenty of games and apps were available for the device, many were sorely missing.
Fortunately, quite a few have started appearing for the portable console, including Skype
and, as of yesterday, YouTube.
“With the YouTube application on PS Vita, you can watch millions of YouTube videos on PS Vita’s stunning 5-inch 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,” Sony said.
The application includes all sorts of features lifted from the actual website, from search to viewing history or favorites selection, so check them out below.
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.
What’s more, the YouTube app for the PS Vita allows owners of the handheld console to enjoy their videos in one of two modes: Full Screen or Small Screen.
“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.”
As you can see, the YouTube application for the PS Vita is quite interesting. You can try it out as a free download straight from the PlayStation Store.