Youtube coming to the Vita
Sony announced today on their blog that a Youtube app will be (finally) available on the PS Vita, by the end of June.
Based on the blog announcements, the list of countries where the app will be available is not entirely clear.
The EU playstation blog gives the following list: Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom , but since this was also announced on their US blog, and on engadget Japan, I am assuming Japan and the US will have it too.
If the screenshot above is any indication, we will have access to HD videos. Sounds obvious since even low end phones have this feature today, but since I’ve seen people saying “don’t dream about HD”, well there they are (I’m not talking about 1080p though, obviously)
This is great news, although it seems to me it would be a better long term strategy to fully support html5 in their browser, instead of coming up with an app for every single feature that is embedded in the browser of most mobile phones nowadays. This way they could focus on the core of their audience: games.
Nevertheless I’m quite excited… What do you guys think? Should Sony improve their browser so that we can use most of those services without an app, or would you rather have an app for each feature?
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