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PS Vita YouTube app should open floodgates for Spotify

It’s the news that PS Vita owners have been waiting to hear about for a very long time. We’re surprised that this wasn’t announced at E3, but just like many other big gaming announcements this week, they are all coming before the actual event has started.

Sony has given PS Vita owners some great news by announcing that an official YouTube app is on the way to the handheld system soon. The device has been crying out for some more apps since launch, but following on from the Skype app things are definitely starting to look up aside from gaming.

Sony has said that the app will be released sometime at the end of June, although there’s no set date yet. It will be a free download from the PlayStation Store and the app will allow you to sign in to your own personal YouTube account and view all of your subscribers videos on the move.

You’ll also be able to comment on videos direct from the Vita, so we’re glad to see that this isn’t a half baked effort and Sony have actually took their time to make sure the wait is worth it. Hopefully Sony has some more surprises in store during their E3 keynote on June 4th, as we kinda hoped we would see some brand new app announcements live at the event.

Now that the likes of YouTube is coming, is it too farfetched an idea to believe that apps like Spotify and Whatsapp will be coming as well in the future? The great thing about the Vita is that anything is possible now and with apps like YouTube and Skype now on board, it may appeal to other consumers who want a secondary use for the device other than just gaming.

What is your reaction to the news that the Vita is finally getting YouTube? What other apps would you like to see in the future?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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