YouTube switch on to 4K streaming



You Tube has supported 4K videos for a number of years now, but today the company is taking us one step further into the high-resolution future by enabling 4K streaming. Starting today, YouTube users will be able to stream both standard and 360-degree videos in 4K. If mere 4K isn’t enough to satiate your need for high-quality streaming, you might like to know that YouTube supports these streams in up to 60 frames-per-second.

YouTube reiterates in its announcement that 4K offers four times the resolution of 1080p, which is certainly an impressive boost assuming you have the display for it.

A word of warning: if you plan to take advantage of this new feature and you live in an area with data caps on home internet connections (looking at you, Comcast subscribers), make sure to stay vigilant. Though 1TB of internet is a fair amount, it’ll go quickly if you’re doing a lot of 4K streaming. YouTube creators should see these new streaming options now, and if you need more information on how to stream in 4K.


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