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YouTube now streaming at 60fps for Android and iOS

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YouTube now streaming at 60fps for Android and iOS
Starting today, YouTube videos on iOS and Android can stream at 60fps. While this is new for the mobile version of YouTube, the desktop variant has already been streaming at that rate. In addition, 60fps YouTube is also available for Apple TV and the PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles. Google has even added support for 60fps 4K video (along with 60fps in 720p and 1080p).

You might recall that when the OG Apple iPhone launched (which was exactly eight years ago yesterday), YouTube videos were clear when rockin' a Wi-Fi connection. It was no surprise that on EDGE, most of YouTube was barely watchable. 

Google has been constantly updating the YouTube experience. Those with a 1440 x 2560 QHD screen can view certain videos (like the Batman v. Superman trailer) in 1440p. Many say that they can't tell the difference between 1440p and 1080p. Either setting provides crisp, sharp entertainment for mobile device users.

source: TechCrunch

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posted on 30 Jun 2015, 22:45

1. fyahking (Posts: 963; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)

That's why YouTube video was different, today.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 23:00

2. waddup121 (unregistered)



posted on 30 Jun 2015, 23:06 1

3. Tziggy14 (Posts: 539; Member since: 02 Sep 2014)

Does this apply to livestreams too?

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 23:10 3

4. ChafedBanana (Posts: 394; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)

First I watched the trailer in 1080, then 1440. I can tell a difference. Even on my S6 I can tell. It's definitely sharper. Now to see the diff on my Galaxy Tab S 8.4. The diff will probabaly be obvious there. They need to update the YouTube app now on my 4k Samsung tv.

posted on 30 Jun 2015, 23:41

5. CellieCell (Posts: 138; Member since: 14 Apr 2010)

Yeah, it'll be awesome to have 4k with my vizio TV too! And definitely I can tell a difference in the quality. Between 1080 and 1440

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 04:23

8. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Its cause YouTube has quite high compression
That's why I use 4K on my PC even though my monitor is only 1080p
And that's also why there's no option for 30 fps, since the data size difference between 30 and 60 fps is very small

IMO YouTube for Android/iOS should allow all resolutions regardless of your device
That would be great for tablets or Chromecasting to TVs

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 01:16

6. legiloca (Posts: 1461; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

I checked out my YouTube right away and checked if it's really legit but I can somehow tell that the videos are not @ 60fps.. Is there gonna be like an option to stream 720/1080p @ 60fps just like in desktop version?

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 02:38

7. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1518; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)

Idk about 1440p but I can easily tell the difference between 1080p and 720p on a 1080p display.

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 07:23

9. Zylam (Posts: 1128; Member since: 20 Oct 2010)

What about Xbox One?

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 11:31

10. TJergel (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jul 2015)

Is this news now?

I've had 60fps playback on the Youtube Android app for a few weeks now.

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 11:56

11. XperiaX (Posts: 66; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)

Wow... can't believe people actually watch such high resolution streaming videos on their handset using mobile data? my limited 2gb per month plan definitely can't afford it...

posted on 01 Jul 2015, 20:58

12. legiloca (Posts: 1461; Member since: 11 Nov 2014)

You're probably in a place where data costs you a limb.. I feel you bro

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