Twitch is now the biggest online destination for gaming broadcasting and YouTube doesn’t want it to keep the crown to itself. The Google owned company has already made multiple moves to take on Twitch and today it has made a major move to further its ambition of really giving Twitch a run for its money. YouTube has flipped the switch on live streaming in 1080p at 60 frames-per-second.
While there’s nothing to say that live streaming in 60fps is limited to gaming videos only, the company does point out in its announcement that this feature will enable “silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos” on the world’s largest online video website.
YouTube has made this feature available in “early preview” form for all users, it will work in any browser that supports HTML5. It adds that streams will be available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, and that it will continue to expand support in the coming weeks.
HTML5 playback has also been enabled, it’ll allow users to go back to watch something again during a live stream. Users can them speed up to catch up with the live stream.
YouTube says that these are just a few of the improvements that it has been working on to improve live streaming on the website, “there are plenty left to come,” it says.