YouTube Rolls Out 60fps Video Playback Support to Android and iOS

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YouTube Rolls Out 60fps Video Playback Support to Android and iOS
Google's YouTube, after rolling out support for 60 frames per second (fps) video playback on Web and 60fps video streams for live streams, has now brought the feature to its Android and iOS apps.

Last month, a report claimed that YouTube had started rolling out the 60fps video playback support to its Android app; though the company hadn't announced the feature yet. YouTube for Android and iOS apps now support the 60fps video playback without updating the app. To recall, the feature was first rolled out for desktop users and was initially supported by Chrome and Safari browsers. YouTube announced support for 60fps 720p and 1080p video streams for live streams with HTML5 playback last month. With the rollout of 60fps live-streaming, any live stream on YouTube at 60fps was transcoded into stream of 720p60 and 1080p60, which showed up smooth playback for gaming and fast-paced video.

(Also see: Google Announces YouTube Gaming to Compete With Amazon's Twitch)

Android and iOS users can try out 60fps video playback on YouTube app by finding a video that has been uploaded at 60fps, and then navigating to the 720p60 (HD) or 1080p60 (full-HD) quality options.

Announcing the news, YouTube Creators in a Google+ post said, "High frame rate playback is available on the YouTube App for both Android and iOS."

In March, YouTube introduced the 360-degree video support on the video platform. Mobile users could pan and see other angles in 360-degree videos by moving the handset around. It could be also done on the YouTube website or in the embedded videos on desktop with Chrome by clicking the mouse on the video and dragging to the desired angle.

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