Microsoft differentiated itself from Sony in the game console market by positioning its offering as an entertainment device - a living room hub, with HDMI pass-thru and lots of options. However Sony has a few of these as well, and now will be adding one more.
At the E3 gaming show, the company announces YouTube will be arriving on its console. "Sharing your greatest gaming moments on YouTube will be a piece of cake on PS4, thanks to the dedicated sharing capabilities at the very heart of PS4. YouTube will officially be one of the social options offered when you press the Share button on your DualShock 4. After pressing Share , you’ll see the YouTube icon pop up alongside Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, and Ustream, and in just a couple of quick steps, you can go from playing your favourite games to publishing videos on your own YouTube channel. You’ll also be able to see your friends’ shared YouTube videos using the 'What’s New' feed", the company states.
There is more to it than just sharing, though. There will also be an integrated app, just as there is on PS3, allowing for access to all standard videos and channels contained within Google's video service.
For now, there is no word when the new app will be released, but Sony promises it will provide further information very soon.