YouTube appears to not-so-secretly be testing a new option for viewers that provides the smoothest high-res experience to date. TechCrunch noticed a small playlist of six clips that allows users to stream 4K video at 60 frames per second.
If you have a 4K monitor and the computer hardware to support the streams, you should notice what TechCrunch describes as “mindbendingly beautiful” clips. If you don’t have that kind of processing power, or the display to support it, the videos probably won’t look very good at all. YouTube currently has a 4K option, but the videos don’t stream at 60 frames per second, which means they aren’t as smooth as they could be.
Also of note: while YouTube published a few clips, publishing Ultra HD 4K clips at 60fps still isn’t an option for channel owners, so we don’t suspect we’ll see a whole bunch of this content very soon. Still, it’s a quick look at the future that’s around the corner.
Own the necessary equipment? Check out four of the clips below and let us know how they look.