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YouTube app on Android can now stream 60fps videos

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Video streaming has become a part of our lives today. And it seems like the folks at Google are looking to push the envelope even further with a new update to the YouTube app on Android. Some users are reportedly seeing new buffering options listed as 720p60, 1080p60 etc, indicating that these options will buffer in 60 frames per second.

Almost coincidentally, Google is also announcing support for 60fps live streaming from HTML5 compatible web browsers. This move was always expected as the company looks to take on industry rival Twitch which was only recently acquired by Amazon.

Be on the lookout for an update to the YouTube app for Android which could enable support for this feature. However, we have to warn you that this could hog up a significant amount of data, so be cautious if you’re on 4G LTE. There’s no mention of a region based exclusivity for this feature as of yet, so it should be accessible on a global scale.

Are you seeing the option to buffer in 60fps? Let us know.

 

Via: Android Police, ARS Technica