YouTube channel could be coming to XBLA and PSN

Xbox 360 and PlayStation owners may have a special YouTube video channel to look forward to for their viewing pleasure. According to a recent job listing, YouTube is looking for a new Game Console Software Engineer to join its ranks at the video company’s San Bruno office in California.

The job listing states that the software engineer will be working on “the next generation game-console-based TV experience with You Tube video content,” and will “integrate and optimize with distribution channels and devices including all major game platforms.”

YouTube is already viewable via the specialized web browsers on the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii, but it sounds YouTube has something bigger in mind, possibly something similar to the Netflix Watch Now setup on XBLA and the PSN. Note that under the responsibilities section, the job listing also says “Develop leading edge User Interface and delight users with innovative media rich solutions.”

[Source: via Gamasutra]

Feb 21, 2011

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  • AlpineGuy - February 22, 2011 9:26 p.m.

    Ew. Count me out. I don't use ESPN, Zune, Hulu, or other multimedia applications on my console to begin. I know YouTube is a little more 'useful,' but the less clutter on my home screen the better. Oh, and Twitter and Facebook were SUCH big successes, too.
  • hazelam - February 22, 2011 10:49 a.m.

    we've already got a just about working version of youtube for the ps3, but it would be nice to get a proper app. a 360 version would be cool, but it'll be locked to gold users so a ps3 app interests me more
  • Nintygameplayerperson - February 22, 2011 4:35 a.m.

    When I watch Youtube on Wii, I prefer using the standard layout. Everything's less cramped (obviously).
  • SideOfBeef - February 22, 2011 3:39 a.m.

    Cool....? How would this actually be useful?
  • KaiokenKid - February 22, 2011 2:19 a.m.

    And youll probaly have to be a gold member to use it on 360.
  • NappyAfro - February 22, 2011 2:10 a.m.

    Still waiting on Hulu plus on XBL but I'd enjoy youtube once it... well if it hits XBL.
  • FreedomPhantom - February 21, 2011 11:59 p.m.

    This is why I have a computer. I don't need a game console to glitch out my internet even more (see internet for the Wii)
  • ultimatepunchrod - February 21, 2011 9:12 p.m.

    idk why everyone is saying the PS youtube dealie isnt worth it. i think it works fine, but this would no doubt be cooler.
  • Crabhand - February 21, 2011 8:44 p.m.

    Fantastic if true.
  • santaclouse37 - February 21, 2011 8:41 p.m.

    FINALLY. Anyone who's ever tried to watch youtube on the PS3 browser knows just how good this news is.t
  • bonerachieved - February 21, 2011 7:58 p.m.

    WOO! I thought hulu plus or whatever was coming to XBL? guess nottt
  • UberNoob - February 21, 2011 7:56 p.m.


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