YouTubehas announced that viewers are now able to view live streaming videos on the platform in 4K resolution. While YouTube have enabled viewers to stream videos at 4K resolution since 2010, it is only now that it has allowed content creators to produce live events to viewers at such a high resolution.
Interestingly enough, creators are not only allowed to stream at 4K resolution but also at 60fps which is certainly pushing the envelope further. In addition to that, the new ultra-high resolution setting is available for both standard and 360-degrees videos.
The video quality settings for YouTube.
Of course, users need to make sure that they have capable devices or machines to watch YouTube videos – live or otherwise – at 4K resolution. Not only that, their Internet connection need to be fast enough as well.
Among the first large scale live event that will be shown at 4K resolution is The Game Awards 2016 which will take place tomorrow at 9:30AM Malaysian time. With that, expect more 4K live stream to appear on YouTube from now onwards.