YouTube Now Supporting 60fps Video Playback for Android and iOS

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YouTube already has the ability to support 60fps (frames per seconds) video playback and 60fps for live streaming for the web with the support for Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari browser, so now it’s Android and iOSs chance to support 60fps. I’d say finally, but I don’t tend to use YouTube as much as the rest of the world.

YouTube did start rolling out 60fps video playback for Android last month claims a report, but it was never officially announced. Now users of Android and iOS will be able to choose 60fps either a 720p or 1080p even without the application updating. Keep in mind that you will need to have the official YouTube app, so any Windows Phone users out there won’t be able to view videos and live streams at 60fps as those YouTube apps are through third party apps. I wouldn’t be surprised if a third party app did manage to support 60fps.

This all came from  post on Google + YouTube Creators page says “HFR FTW! High frame rate playback is available on the YouTube app for both Android and iOS,”.

As of right now, my phone (Nexus 6) does show the option of 720p60 and 1080p60 when watching certain videos. I did test it to see which videos did show the option and I found two. The videos I watched were Batman Arkham Knight Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1 – Scarecrow (PS4) and Android Authority’s Samsung Galaxy S6 Review. There are most likely other, but I don’t plan on finding them all and posting them here. If you are an iOS user, you should be able to see the option too.

What are your thoughts on the YouTube app for Android and iOS finally getting support for 60fps? Do you watch videos in 60fps on the web version already? Leave a comment below, or on Google +, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: NDTV Gadgets
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