A few months after it launched 60fps video playback, video sharing platform YouTube has announced 60fps live streaming.
When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, YouTube will transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60. It was also make the stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while it works to expand support in the coming weeks. The service was launched as an early preview on HTML5-compatible browsers last week.
“We know high frame rates are especially important for gaming streams, so we’ve worked with Elgato and XSplit on new versions of Elgato Game Capture, XSplit Broadcaster, and XSplit Gamecaster that support 60fps live streaming to YouTube, available for download starting today,” explained YouTube in a blog post. “In addition, any app using our live streaming API can add a new high frame rate flag to enable 60fps streaming.”
In addition, YouTube also announced the addition of HTML5 playback.