The YouTube application is now available as a free download via the PS Vita Store on PSN. The application will display recommended vidoes, have a search and history option and the ability to add favorites.

Videos will be viewable in two modes — full screen and small screen. In Full Screen mode, a control panel will be displayed on the screen, which will allow you to easily expand or minimize videos. Additionally, an HD button will appear when playing high definition (up to 720p) videos. Simply tap on the HD button to switch from HD to SD.

“In Small Screen mode, you’ll be able to view a video, while having access to the Like or Dislike buttons, Suggested Videos, Comments and Information,” said Don Mesa, Director of Handheld Consoles Product Planning and Platform Software Innovation, SCEA. “PS Vita was designed to deliver the best high-resolution portable entertainment experience possible. We’re very excited to be able to offer the content and applications that are compelling to you, and we looking forward to bringing you more as we move further into 2012.”

Source: PlayStation Blog