20 February 2011

Youtube on your tube

YouTube has posted a job listing for a “Game Console Software Engineer,” which could be a hint of its plans to expand to game consoles in much the same way Hulu Plus and Netflix have. The position will help “build the next generation game-console-based TV experience with You Tube video content,” the listing reads, which really seems like a dead giveaway. Even more so, requirements include “deep technical knowledge of Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3 and/or Nintendo Wii”. One thing of note is the posting lists the ability to “deliver a compelling lean back experience with monetization and e-commerce offerings (ie, pay-per-stream, ads)” which begs the question: will the service be free, or not? YouTube is currently available to stream on PS3 and Wii using YouTube XL.

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