Youtube Joins PS3 and Wii

Jan. 19 2009, Published 12:59 p.m. ET

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Youtube has announced that it's planning to make its content viewable on Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 consoles.

"Have you ever wanted to just sit on your couch and watch YouTube on your TV?," read one post on YouTube's blog. "Well, now that's possible via YouTube for Television, initially available through the Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii game consoles.

"The TV Website offers a dynamic, lean-back, 10-foot television viewing experience through a streamlined interface that enables you to discover, watch and share YouTube videos on any TV screen with just a few quick clicks of your remote control.

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"With enlarged text and simplified navigation, it makes watching YouTube on your TV as easy and intuitive as possible."

The service will be available through the Youtube TV site. No date has been set, but is expected early in the spring.


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