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4K Live Streaming Comes to YouTube

YouTube has launched 4K live streaming for 360-degree videos and standard videos, enabling content creators to stream “incredibly” high-resolution clips.

YouTube logo4K streaming offers viewers the clearest picture technology has to offer — but only when that stream is watched on a 4K-supported device.

“The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees … the clarity can truly transport you,” senior product manager Kurt Wilms said in a blog post.

“4K video isn’t just a little different from HD video; it’s a giant leap. It shows 8 MILLION pixels total, with an image that has four times more image definition than even 1080p video. What does this mean in real world terms? Live streams look better, show a more detailed, crisper picture, and aren’t as blurry when there’s fast action on screen. Basically, 4K makes everything better to look at. And because we support 4K at up to 60 frames per second, creators can make content that looks silky smooth, and more realistic than ever before.”

YouTube added 360 degree technology to the platform last year and 360-degree live streaming this past April. Combined with 4K, 360-degree streaming should be spectacular.

If you want more information on how to stream in 4K, head on over to this Help Center article.

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