YouTube can now handle your awesome 60fps iPhone videos

YouTube can now handle your awesome 60fps iPhone videos


First, smooth video came to your iPhone. Now it's arrived on YouTube, too. Photo: Killian Bell

For anyone who shoots a lot of videos, having the option to shoot at 60fps is one of the most satisfying parts of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, making your footage as silky smooth as a Barry White pickup line.

If your aim was to put up those videos online, however, until now there’s an excellent chance you were wasting your time, since YouTube was only equipped to handle 30fps.

Fortunately that’s now changed, courtesy of a YouTube update that brings 1080p 60fps to your monitor — provided that you’re using an appropriate browser, which according to my tests includes Safari and Chrome.

If you’re unaware how to switch between the standard 30fps and 60fps on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, it’s done by launching the Settings app, hitting the Photos & Camera option, then scrolling down to the 60fps On/Off toggle next to Record Video at 60fps.

On YouTube, you’ll need to set videos to 720p or 1080p HD, but you should immediately notice the difference, particularly on gaming videos. Check out the video below for an example:

Was Apple’s decision to include 60fps on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus the reason for YouTube’s transition. Perhaps not exclusively, but I’d be surprised if it didn’t have something to do with it.

Via: The Verge

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