YouTube Adds 60 Frames per Second Feature to Live Streaming

Because 60FPS is better looking than real life.

Continuing its quest for global domination, YouTube has revealed today its latest glamorous feature, 60 frames-per-second live streaming. YouTube said in its announcement:

“When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos.”

The video-sharing website confirmed it was working with Elgato and XSplit on new versions of their capture technology. YouTube also announced another highly requested live streaming feature: HTML5 playback. Viewers can now jump backwards during live events, with the additional option to watch at 1.5x or 2x speed to quickly catch up.

At this time, only HTML5-compatible browsers support the higher frame rate. YouTube said that users should expect even more live streaming updates soon, confirming “there are plenty [more updates] left to come.”

Last year, YouTube introduced support for 60fps videos. Will you be live streaming on YouTube, or are you sticking with Twitch? Let us know in the comments below!

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