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PS Vita is Losing Support for YouTube, Maps and Some Near Features

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4d ago - Today Sony Tweeted that PS Vita is losing support for YouTube (reportedly due to Google's [Register or Login to view links]), Maps and some Near features with further details outlined below.

From @PlayStation: Support for YouTube and Maps apps on PS Vita is ending. More info below.

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PS Vita Maps and Near Applications

All features of the [Maps] application and some features of the [near] application will be disabled with the PlayStation Vita system software update planned on March, 2015.

Functionalities of the applications will be removed automatically once users update their PlayStation Vita.

The disablement of features will not affect gameplay.

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Maps / near feature disablement on PlayStation Vita

All features of the "Maps" application and some features of the "near" application will be disabled with the PlayStation Vita system software update planned on March, 2015.

Functionalities of the applications will be removed automatically once users update their PlayStation...
 

Video: Sony Announces YouTube Comes to PS4 Today, Details

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14w ago - YouTube Software Engineer Richard O'Grady announced on Sony's blog that YouTube officially comes to PS4 today alongside their PS4 Firmware v2.00 update.

Below are the details, to quote: Gaming on YouTube is all about sharing. Sharing your favorite funny moments from Far Cry 4. Avoiding as many Aliens as you can. Even sharing your games.





That's why starting today you can share gameplay directly to YouTube on PlayStation 4 like a bawss, and watch all the YouTube you love with a new app starting to roll out today on PlayStation Store. Just hit the Share button on your DualShock 4 to turn your power move into your next great video on YouTube.

You can also find and watch videos uploaded to YouTube by your PlayStation Network friends in the "What's New" section of the PlayStation 4 and the [Register or Login to view links].

To enjoy all the glory of your games, the YouTube app for PlayStation 4 lets you watch videos in up to 1080p and listen in 5.1 channel audio. The app also has our [Register or Login to view links]
 

Upcoming PS4 System Update to v2.00 to Add Share Play, YouTube

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25w ago - Following this weeks previous rumors, Sony Product Planning and Software Innovation Director Scott McCarthy shared official details today on the upcoming PS4 System Update to v2.00 which adds Share Play, YouTube and more features to come!

To quote: Since we first unveiled PlayStation 4 and its deep social capabilities, including the SHARE button, we've seen an outpouring of excitement from gamers.

The PS Nation has rallied around a culture focused on sharing epic gaming moments through Live From PlayStation, interactive streaming, SHAREfactory, What's New and Photo Mode in exclusive PS4 games like Infamous Second Son and The Last of Us Remastered. Let's go a step further together.

Let's go from sitting back and watching friends play to actually jumping into games remotely and sharing great experiences together in real time.

Today at the PlayStation press conference at Gamescom, we will deliver on yet another promise from the PS4 announcement and introduce Share Play, coming to PlayStation 4 later this fall.

The best way to think about Share Play is like a "virtual couch". PlayStation 4 will create an online local co-op experience by allowing...
 

Sony Announces YouTube is Coming to PS4 / PlayStation 4 This Year

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34w ago - Sony YouTube Product Manager Sarah Ali announced that YouTube is coming to PS4 / PlayStation 4 this year!

Below is the full scoop straight from E3 2014, as follows:

Happy E3! As you may have heard during PlayStation's press conference, the YouTube team has been working hard to bring YouTube to PlayStation 4, where you can find and play all of YouTube including music videos, gaming videos, live streams and more. Today, we're delighted to announce that YouTube is coming to PS4 this fall!

Sharing your greatest gaming moments on YouTube will be a piece of cake on PS4, thanks to the dedicated sharing capabilities at the very heart of PS4.

YouTube will officially be one of the social options offered when you press the SHARE button on your DualShock 4. After pressing SHARE, you'll see the YouTube icon pop up alongside Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, and Ustream, and in just a couple of quick steps, you can go from playing your favorite games to publishing videos on your own YouTube channel. You'll also be able to see your friends' shared YouTube videos using the "What's New" feed.

In addition to the integrated sharing functionality, a YouTube app on PS4 will become available (just like on PS3) where you can access your favorite YouTube channels, videos and personalities....
 

Sony Announces The New YouTube App Hits PlayStation 3 Today

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103w ago - Sony Marketing Manager Peter Sherman has announced that the new YouTube application hits PlayStation 3 today!

To quote: Giving button mashing a whole new meaning, the new [Register or Login to view links] app for PlayStation 3 rolls out today across 19 countries including most of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and more. You'll find the new app in My Channels under TV & Video Services on the home screen.

You might have watched YouTube on PS3 before, but get ready for a completely new experience that's designed for the big screen and PS3 controls. The new app brings you more content, like your subscribed channels, and more ways to find videos, with better search tools, more ways to watch YouTube by pairing your smartphone, and more language options.

Here's what you'll find:

Search: Finding the videos you want is easier than ever, with search suggestions and instant video results while you type.

Your subscribed channels: Sign in to find the latest videos from your YouTube subscriptions, whether it be official music videos or the PlayStation channel.

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 simple button press it'll...
 
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