Youtube and Twitch – Game on

Youtube may have lost the bidding battle for Twitch, but that doesn’t mean they can’t win the war for Livestream gamers.

Youtube have launched 60fps live streaming for gaming and fast-action videos.

“When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos. We’ll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks.” said Alan Joyce product manager at Youtube.

The announcement also came with new additions.  YouTube live streams will use an HTML5 player in supported browsers meaning, you can skip backward in a stream while it’s live and watch at 1.5x or 2x speed to catch back up.




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