How to Use the PS4's Web Browser for Youtube.

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  1. Tom Bombadildo
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    According to a few forum posts and news sites, you can easily access Youtube without waiting for the official app. Apparently, all you need to do is go to Youtube.com/tv, and you're free to watch any Youtube video you want. I've tried it, and it works as you expect it would. The interface is a bit ugly and hard to get used to, but other than that videos load fine. No need to wait for the official app, you can go ahead and watch dat youtube now B-)

    inb4ButYoutubeIsShitNow:cry:
     
  2. kristianity77

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    If you pair a tablet or mobile up to the ps4 as well through youtube then it makes searching etc an absolute breeze
     
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    You can also pair normal computer.
     
  4. driverdis

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    Here has been my experience with YouTube on the ps4 via the web browser
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    I remember having to do this with the PS3 before it got an official app. Those were not good times!
     
  6. Qtis

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    I can actually get the same result with a 100/50 fiber connection and Chrome. Not saying the PS4 Youtube actually works, but the result is partially Google's fault too :3

    Hopefully the future YT app will fix this..
     
  7. calmwaters

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    I like how you had to type the web address in and then add it to your favorites/bookmarks so you'd never have to type it in again. Anyway, why is this an app? Last I checked, the PS4 wasn't a smartphone/tablet. But then the common folk don't even know how to type anymore, let alone web addresses. It's easier to click stuff. And I suppose people can't be hassled to get a USB keyboard to connect with one of those high speed USB 3.0 ports the PS4 has.
     
  8. samljer

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    Simply plug in a keyboard as i did, they are like $5 for a basic one.


    Never had buffering/lag issues;
    you have internet at home, or you stealin wifi?
     
  9. driverdis

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    He did say he had 100/50 fiber. regardless of how he got Internet, YouTube should never buffer with a connection like that.
    fr me, I have 50/5 DSL, and it acts the same way as his. It really depends on what video you watch. some never buffer and some buffer several times.
     
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    I live roughly 5 km from one of the central internet hubs and have a direct fiber connection and 1000/100 ethernet to my computer. So it's not an internet connection issue. This also happens with the trinet connection (1000/100) at my university. :mellow:
     
  11. Naked_Snake

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    you can log in to youtube on the ps4 than go to www.youtube.com/html5 and set it to play in html 5 and it works