YouTube adds support for live 4K streaming

YouTube finally adds support for 4K live streaming that will allow YouTubers to make vlogs or stream live content in 4K UHD and 360-degree. According to a senior YouTube product manager, the quality of 4K streaming is mind blowing.

Currently, people can stream 4K live content @60fps which can be watched in 4K as well using YouTube smart TV app or desktop PCs supporting 4K display or a dedicated 4K streaming device (for example Google Chromecast Ultra).

The first 4K streaming will feature the Game Awards happening this Thursday. awards will have live performances of music bands and will premier a lot of new games including the two most anticipated games of 2016 – Mass Effect: Andromeda and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

YouTube already hosts tons of 4K videos since the support for uploading 4K videos was first introduced in 2010. YouTube also added support for live 360-degree video streaming this year in order to boost VR content (see how to create 360-degree video for VR) and now it supports 4K live streaming as well.