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YouTube TV Now Supports 60fps on Some Channels

Three happy young men watching football game and keeping arms raised while sitting on sofaYesterday YouTube TV officially announced that they are rolling out their app on more devices including streaming players, smart TVs, and game systems. One thing they didn’t bring a lot of attention to was the fact that they added support for 60 frames per second (fps) to some channels.

Since launch, YouTube TV has only streamed at 30fps on all channels. Although this looks fine for most shows, on fast moving shows and sports this can create a slightly jerky feel to the content.

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 Fox, ESPN HD and FS1 on NVIDIA SHIELD and Chromecast Ultra are now streaming at 60 fps. 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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4 Responses to YouTube TV Now Supports 60fps on Some Channels

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    RichF October 31, 2017 at 7:10 am #

    What would really be nice is some basic surround support now that they’re pushing into the living room. Who cares about 60fps or 4k when our surround system goes unused!

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      John October 31, 2017 at 11:11 am #


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    Sunflower October 31, 2017 at 11:15 am #

    Will the YT app on Roku automatically update or will it need to be uninstalled and reinstalled?

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      Mike Thaler November 1, 2017 at 10:24 am #

      The YT that is being referred to, here, is “YT Live”. (YTTV) There is no app for that – which is why people are “screaming” FOR ROKU on their live TV service from YT.