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YouTube TV Adds 60fps Support to More Channels


Three happy young men watching football game and keeping arms raised while sitting on sofaA few weeks ago we reported that YouTube TV recently added support for 60 frames per second (fps) to some channels. At first, it only worked on ESPN and FS1 sports networks. Now YouTube TV has added 60fps support to:

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN News, SEC Network, FS1, FS2, BTN, FX, FXX, FXM, Regional Fox Sports Networks, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, and Fox Soccer Plus.

60fps offers a far better experience but also means it takes up twice the amount of data because it is using double the frames every second. So many live TV services have kept 60fps for their sports-related channels.

Cord Cutters News reached out to YouTube TV and they confirmed that 60fps only works on NVIDIA SHIELD and Chromecast Ultra are now streaming at 60 fps at this time. This should offer a greatly improved viewing experience for sports fans. Many viewers should notice that these channels will now offer a smoother experience that is closer to help make the game look even better on the big screen.

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  • David Sosa

    i have a 65inch 4k sony and I really couldn’t tell the difference. I did have to change the cinema motion levels to have it not skip. I prefer directv now at this time for the superior picture…at least in my experience and tv.

    • Mike Thaler

      Educate me – What are “Cinema Motion Levels”? How to you adjust them?
      Thanks.

      • David Sosa

        They are in the picture settings of the tv.

  • Kevin S

    Hmm, this has me rethinking my move from Playstation Vue to Directv now. I could definitely see the stutter watching sports at 30 fps.

  • Joseph Duffy

    I have a regular chromecast (delivered free from youtube after trying youtube tv for a month). Yesterday I had to reset my chromecast to factory settings because the youtube tv app is having issues. After resetting the chromecast and redownloading the youtube tv app, it didn’t fix the app issue but I started watching a hockey game on fox sports and it was noticeably clearer and looked to be broadcasting at 60 fps.

  • Steve Boyles

    Great news ! Hopefully they will enable this on other devices. I just installed the LG smart tv app last night and it still runs in 30fps. Its really hard to watch a hockey game in 30fps or any other sport for that matter.

  • mnsportsgeek

    Looks like I found where I’m going if the DTVN DVR is lousy. I really like that they offer a Fox Soccer Plus add on.

  • Fg

    What are the frame rates for DTVN?

    • Kevin S

      Most are 720p 60 fps. Definitely the ESPN channels, the Fox channels as well

    • mnsportsgeek

      Everything is 720p/60 except for some peoples locals.