YouTube 60fps AA

Google has been working to bring support for 60 frames per second video streaming to the YouTube ecosystem for some time now. The company launched high frame rate (HFR) video on standard YouTube videos late last year, then this feature came to live streaming just a few months ago. Today, mobile users will be happy to know that Google has finally rolled out 60fps video playback to both Android and iOS YouTube applications.

If you’ve never switched the video streaming quality manually in the past, here’s what you do – touch the overflow menu (three small dots) on the top-right of the video, press the Settings cog, then choose your desired video quality from there. As long as the video supports this type of playback, you’ll now see both “720p60” and “1080p60” options under this menu.

This functionality isn’t coming through as an OTA update, so the YouTube app on your phone or tablet likely already supports the feature. If you can’t stream videos at 60fps quite yet, just note that the functionality might take some time to make its way to all devices.

Jimmy Westenberg
Lover of all things Android, Star Wars, dogs, coffee, and music.
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  • Damon Adrian

    my z1c doesn’t play 1080p. Help me

    • Spiros Skoularigis

      Its normal cause your displays resolution is 720p and not 1080p… so it doesnt support such a high resolution.

      • FYLegend21

        No I have a 1080p screen and I can’t select 1080p60. It could be that older processors can’t handle it (I tried playing some 60p mp4s on my phone and it lags unless i use a certain app.) I have HTC Butterfly s which has Snapdragon 600.

        What’s bad is the regular 1080p and 720p options are gone so I’m stuck with 720p.

        • Spiros Skoularigis

          I had the same problem with my note 4 so what i did was uninstaling all the latest updates of youtube from settings and clearing all cache data so it was downgraded to its factory settings… then i reinstalled all the latest updates from google play and everything was ok…

          P.s. You might need to do everything i told you later many times cause not on all phones accept this procedure from the first time…

          Good luck…

          • Tony Jones

            Didn’t work for me on my S4… Google should’ve just OTA’d it. Would’ve been easier for everyone.

          • Spiros Skoularigis

            I agree with you…it would have been easier but if you want to do it the complicated way you might solve the problem before google send it ota…

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  • GalaxyS3freak

    I only see 480p and lower on 60fps videos, not 720p60… I’m using the Galaxy S3

    • s4

      same on my s4

      • sonicxfan2

        Me too