Ready, Action! YouTube Rolls Out Support For 60 FPS Video, Pwn, Share Repeat

Back in June, YouTube announced that it would offer 48 and 60 frames per second video support by allowing users to upload footage with higher fps. However, since then, the company has remained silent on the issue. But now, YouTube has begun to roll out support for the higher video frame rates and allowing regular users to upload the videos.

Movie trailers, special clips, and gameplay footage have started to appear with the higher fps counts and the results are noticeable. The higher 60fps option shows smoother motion when watching videos in 720p or 1080p HD. But the differences are even more noticeable when watching gameplay footage which tends to feature a lot of action considering that games, mostly on PC, are already being played at 60fps.

The support is great news for gamers, who have been hampered by the video website’s 24fps limitation, that wish to record and upload their play sessions to YouTube with a higher fps count. YouTube recently rolled out a new app for Sony’s PlayStation 4, available on the PlayStation Store, which will let PS4 users share gameplay directly to YouTube. In addition, users will also be able to watch YouTube videos in 1080p and listen to it in 5.1 channel audio. 

60fps Video game clips are already making their way onto YouTube with games such as Mario Kart 8, Titanfall, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze available to watch with the higher frame rates. And the gameplay looks smooth with a cinematic quality to them. 

But don't take out word for it. Go watch the results of the higher fps options for yourself and tell us what you think.