Live streaming on YouTube just got a whole lot better


Live streaming on YouTube just got a whole load better after they officially added support for 4K live streams.

This means that YouTubers as well as media partners can stream regular and 360 degree videos in ultra HD.

“The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees … the clarity can truly transport you,” said Kurt Wilms, a YouTube senior product manager in a recent blog post.

This is great news for both individuals and media companies regardless of their size as anyone will be able to stream 4K live content with up to 60 fps.

Viewers can watch 4K live streams on any of YouTube’s apps for smart TVs, desktop PCs and dedicated 4K streaming devices like Google’s Chromecast Ultra.

Of course 4K video support is not new to YouTube as it was first introduced back in 2010.

Support was added for 360 degree video broadcasts earlier this year. VR is seen as one of the main areas that could immediately benefit from this latest added resolution upgrade.

“With 360 4K live streams, the sky is (literally) the limit,” Wilms wrote. “Get ready for 360 concert and event streams that look sharper, cleaner, and brighter than ever before.”


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