YouTube for iOS and Android now supports higher frame rate playback
One of the most common trends ever since smartphone screens started getting larger, was for video consumption to grow. YouTube has made gigantic leaps in the quality it can support from video producers like us to consumers on a desktop, but we’ve also seen the company gradually bring this support to mobile. Today we see the company expand support of new features to mobile users.
YouTube has just published an “HFR FTW” post on its YouTube blog. By this, the Google-owned company has just confirmed that both iOS and Android devices will now support 60 FPS video streaming. This feature was made available for desktop users back in October 2014, so it was only a matter of time for it to reach mobile consumers. For this to work, you’ll require either an Android device that’s at least 720p capable, that it’s currently running Android 4.1 or later, and that it’s using YouTube app v10.18 or later. In the case of iOS, it applies to any device with iOS6 or later, and using the YouTube app v.2.2 or later. Obviously the content also has to support 60 FPS, something which many content producers are already jumping on.
It’s hard to predict if this support will reach the mobile web as well, but that should also be a matter of time.