YouTube adds 60fps live streaming into the mix to take on Twitch

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YouTube has supported 60fps playback on videos for a while now, but until today, it didn’t offer a high-rate option for live streams. Now, it does. Available from today in ‘early preview’, any time you start a 60fps stream, YouTube will transcode it into either 720p60 or 1080p60 for “silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos,” the company said. Streams will also be available at 30fps for viewers watching on a device that doesn’t support the 60fps option. Clearly, the move is a push to recapture some of the eyeballs that now head straight to services like Twitch for live game…

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