YouTube rolls out support for gaming-focused livestreams

YouTube is finally looking to acquire some of the growing video game streaming pie, with the video service announcing the launch of 60 frames per second live streaming.

A new post on the YouTube Partners & Creators Blog announces the Twitch-like service, which is available now as an early preview of HTML5-compatible browsers.”

"When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we’ll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos,” the company states.

"We’ll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks."

Launching the HTML5 player allows users to skip back in livestreams and watch at faster speeds to catch back up as well.

No word at this time on when the service will officially release.

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