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YouTube Launched Support For 4K Live Streaming

By Angelie Cagay , Nov 30, 2016 07:52 PM EST
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YouTube now support for 4K video on its site since way back in 2010. Well, good news because today it's bringing that same capability to live to stream. Both standard videos and 360 videos can be able to be live streamed in 4K.

YouTube just announced that one of the first live streams is set to feature the new 4K support is the Game Awards, which roll out tomorrow at 6 PM Eastern on YouTube. Moreover, YouTube will enable support 4K to live streaming at up to 60 frames per second. For more info's, check out YouTube's page.

Streaming in 4K Could Give Sharper, More Detailed, And Crisper Images

Facebook Live could stream up to 720p at 30 fps, Just for an example. And while Periscope is majority used from your smartphone, and the pro software Periscope Producer allows you for 720p at 30 fps. Smartphones could also feature 4K displays soon and not everyone with a PC or a laptop with such a high-resolution display, but there are some people who will take use of YouTube's support for 4K live streaming video. In addition, it gives YouTube the advantage of taking things up a notch just before its rivals have a chance.

As YouTube talks in its announcement, 4K video is a big leap up from HD video as it will offer to 8 million pixels total and has four times more image definition than 1080p video. Average consumers don't really care about the specs themselves necessarily, but soon as they have tried it they will be able to appreciate the experience of video that's more, sharper, more detailed and crisper and less blurry when there's fast movement on the screen, mentioned by YouTube.

4K Streaming Must Need HDR-enabled TV devices

In order for you to watch and view these videos today, you must need an HDR-enabled TV - products which are still on their way to the market. The 4K live streams introduction will have a broader reach. Moreover, as they're available to view on any 4K-supported device. Check out the a beautiful video below in a 4k resolution.

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