YouTube’s involvement with the world of gaming has grown substantially over the last decade with the ability for gamers to watch, stream, and capture gameplay. Tonight YouTube plans to broadcast The Game Awards 2016.
In an update on YouTube’s official blog, YouTube announced that 4K livestreaming support will now be available for both standard video and 360-degree videos, allowing users to stream in richer, crisper clarity with its ultra high definition support. 4K video support was introduced to YouTube back in 2010, though this marks the first time that 4K livestreaming will now be available.
YouTube’s update also revealed that the The Game Awards 2016 will be the platform’s first-ever 4K livestream, with the awards show to air tonight, December 1st, at 9pm ET/6pm PT on YouTube (and other streaming platforms such as Twitch, etc.), with the entire show to be broadcast in 4K resolution.
In terms of your average streamer it’s still unrealistic to stream in 4k but it’s a cool option for those who can stream at that level. Also, some of you may not have noticed but some videos on YouTube are now 360-degrees so you can move the camera and see what else may be happening in the video.