YouTube on Playstation 3

You can now watch YouTube videos on the Playstation 3. In the YouTube app you’ll be able to view your subscribed channels, search for content, and use your mobile device as a remote.

Sign in
When you first open the YouTube app, you can sign in with your Google Account. When signed in, you have access to additional YouTube features such as your playlists and subscriptions. To sign in, follow these steps:
On your Playstation 3:
  1. Navigate to SIGN IN & SETTINGS.
  2. Select SIGN IN using the X button. You should now see an activation code displayed.

On your desktop:

  1. Go to and enter in the activation code shown on the PlayStation 3.
  2. Click Allow Access, which completes the sign in process.
Playing videos
Once you select a video to play, a player controls bar will appear allowing you to perform the following actions:
  • Home - Return to the home screen.
  • Search - Find a new video to watch.
  • Pause/resume - Pause or resume the video.
  • Fast forward - Select this to fast forward by 10 seconds.
  • Rewind - Select this to rewind by 10 seconds.
  • Closed Captioning - If the video has captions, select this to view the video’s closed captions.
  • Flag - Flag the video for inappropriate content.
Pairing your mobile device to the Playstation 3
Use your mobile device as a remote control. Learn how to pair your Playstation 3 through, the YouTube for Android app, or the YouTube for iOS app.
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