As expected, YouTube has rolled out a new 60 fps video playback feature for the videos shot in the same quality. However, it is only supported if you're using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari or a specific build of Firefox called "Nightly." Initially, the new feature was announced back in June.
This move is an important one if YouTube has any ambitions to compete with Twitch, the $1 billion Amazon acquisition that lets gamers stream their live video game experiences to all who want to watch. It should be noted that the new feature has not been officially confirmed to be rolling out by YouTube.
Users who uploaded 60 FPS video before now saw their video playback restricted to 30 FPS. YouTube is re-rendering these videos for 60 FPS playback. Any videos uploaded at the higher frame rate from now on will be instantly available at the better quality.
YouTube had said, "Your video game footage with crazy high frame rates will soon look as awesome on YouTube as it does when you're playing, when we launch support for 48 and even 60 frames per second in the coming months."
YouTube is also working on app that allows live streaming from the smartphone itself. It has, in fact, unveiled WatchMe for Android to bring live broadcasting capabilities to apps.
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