Yesterday 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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