YouTube now streaming at 60fps for Android and iOS
posted by Alan F. / Jun 30, 2015, 10:39 PM
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.
Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 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 Jun 30, 2015, 11:10 PM 3
Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 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 Jul 01, 2015, 4:23 AM 0
Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 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 Jul 01, 2015, 1:16 AM 0
Posts: 66; Member since: Feb 20, 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 Jul 01, 2015, 11:56 AM 0
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