Google’s video sharing site, YouTube has launched support for 4K live streaming for both standard and 360-degree videos.
In a blog post, Kurt Wilms, Senior Product Manager commented
Supporting this new format will let creators and partners stream incredibly high-resolution video, and let viewers enjoy the clearest picture possible when watching a live stream on 4K-supported devices. The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees … the clarity can truly transport you.
YouTube also supports the 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. With 8 million pixels and four times the image definition of 1080p, the streams have the capacity to look clearer, more detailed and overall… better.
Of course, the streamer and the viewer will need the tech and bandwidth to stream in 4K resolutions as well as an ISP without data caps or an option to buy unlimited data.
Streaming 4K at 60fps you will need a bitrate range of 20,000 – 51,000 Kbps and that doesn’t include any bandwidth for anything else going on, on your network. For more information about how to stream at 4K resolutions, YouTube has set up a Support Article you can reference.
The Game Awards 2016 which takes place on the 1st December 2016 at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific / 2am UK (2nd December) will have 4K live streaming on YouTube.