YouTube is now teasing Android users with 4K 60fps K-pop videos


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Technology moves fast and the folks at YouTube are doing their best to stay ahead of the curve. In recent months, we’ve seen Google take new steps to fortify YouTube with a handful of new features and enhancements to keep bleeding edge viewers happy.

By now you’ve heard virtual reality is gearing up to become the next big thing in tech. Although actual VR content is scarce, YouTube recently launch 360-degree 3D videos viewable through the Android app and Chrome web browser. And while most of us are still watching movies/TV shows on our 1080p televisions, love it or hate, we’re now seeing smartphones move to higher-resolution 2K displays. With that, Google added a 1440p option in the YouTube for Android app.

Today, YouTube is now going 1-step above normal 4K steaming, where they’re now experimenting with 4K resolution video running at a blistering 60 frames per second. It’s enough to bring anyone desktop PC to its knees, with our 3 month old MacBook Pro stuttering and freezing like it was on dial up.

Unfortunately for Android users — as with the rest of YouTube’s 60fps content — this is desktop only for now. Not that we would even stream at 4K/60 on our smartphone (the Snapdragon 810 caps at 1080p/120) but 2K would be nice. We’re not sure how much longer this will be the case, but can Android users get a little 60fps love, Google?

Check down below for a few more YouTube videos running at 2160p/60fps (or check out the 6 video playlist here). That Star Citizen video is really impressive.

My pants after watching K-pop in 4K/60fps

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Note 5/ Nexus 6 2015 rumors begin….

  2. Kinda had to, Chris.

  3. Awesome wonder these will work on 4k tvs

    1. i am sure it will as most 4k smart tv’s have a youtube app.

  4. I had to turn the sound off to watch it. Looks awesome!

  5. Does the chromecast support 4k streaming yet?

    1. It doesn’t even support 5GHz WiFi yet. Lol

      1. (Spongebob Squarepants narrator voice): 2 hardware generations and 3 years later… Now supports 5ghz wifi and 4K streaming!

  6. Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan. These are gorgeous on my 1080p computer. Need a 4K display… Mostly for photo editing :P

  7. Wow, I get 1 frame every 5 seconds on my 1st gen, quad-core, i7 desktop…

  8. I can barely run this on my z1 workstation with a Xeon 1280 at 3.9 GHz quad core hyperthreaded, 32gb of ecc ram and a nvidia quadro k4000 with 4gb ram…. What the hell did I spend all this money on?

  9. I can barely stream YouTube on any device on any connection.. 4k streaming? Uh, I don’t have the time.

  10. Time to invest in a 4K TV.

    1. Prices are dropping. More content’s arriving. But most important of all, internet speeds are rising in many areas.

      I can’t get more than 50mbps in my area at an affordable price, and that’s with annual renewals of my promo pricing with Time Warner, so I’m out of luck.

      1. We’re in the same boat, with high prices and unreliability of Comcast.

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