Finally: The PS3 is getting a native YouTube app

The wait is finally over: YouTube (s GOOG) started rolling out an app for the PS3 (s SNE) Tuesday morning, and owners of the game console who live in North America will be able to download the app through the Playstation 3 store right away.

The rest of the world will have to wait a little longer, with YouTube promising that it will bring the app to additional countries in “the coming months.”

So what does the new app have to offer, aside from a pretty slick UI?

First of all, personalization: You’ll be able to log in using your YouTube credentials and then access your subscriptions, watch list, recommendations, uploads and more.

And you’ll also be able to use your phone or tablet as a remote control, flinging content to the screen after a simple authentication. This type of second-screen action currently only works with Android mobile devices. But, with the recent news that Google is building its own iOS YouTube app, one shouldn’t be too surprised to see similar functionality coming to iPhones and iPads as well.