YouTube Comes to TV— Through PlayStation 3, Wii

Game consoles—though not Xbox—are new distribution platform for clip site
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 16, 2009 1:18 PM CST

(Newser) – YouTube has come to the boob tube—clips from the video website can be watched on a conventional TV using either Sony or Nintendo’s current video-game consoles, PC World reports. Using the web browser built into the PlayStation 3 or Wii consoles, viewers can access a streamlined version of YouTube via (only available through a console browser).

YouTube seems to be embracing the Netflix strategy of expanding its services beyond the traditional web. Microsoft gamers will note that the Xbox 360 console is conspicuously absent from the YouTube TV deal—but may console themselves with their exclusive (for gaming systems) access to Netflix’s online service.