Posted Wed Jan 28, 2015 at 08:21 AM PST by Brian Hoss
YouTube support ending one of the changes coming to the Vita.
Sony has posted plans for several changes coming to the Vita, and for those users affected, there isn't a silver lining. The change likely to affect the largest group of users is the end of the YouTube app. To be clear, this doesn't mean that the Vita won't be able to access YouTube, rather, access will be relegated to the Vita's browser. It also doesn't mean that the YouTube app won't work, but that may eventually be the case.
The YouTube application for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) will no longer be supported after 20 April 2015, and the application will cease to be available for download from PlayStation®Store on 28 January, 2015.
You can continue to enjoy YouTube via the "Browser" application (https://m.youtube.com), and will be able to access your YouTube data, such as playlists and channels, by signing in to the same Google account via the “Browser” app and on other devices.
Based off of this information, current Vita owners are encouraged to download the YouTube Vita app while it's still available. (Download here while available.)
Meanwhile, the Vita's Maps app, which can be found on the 3G version of the Vita, will be disabled in an upcoming March system update. At the same time, the near functionality of the 3G Vita (which is tied into the Map app), will also be disabled in this update. For an alternative, Sony recommends using Google Maps in the Vita's browser.
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