Twitch Now Supports 1080p 60fps – Gaming illuminaughty Skip to content
Published April 1, 2017

As time progresses, so does technology. Live streaming giant Twitch is on the forefront of live streaming technology. They’ve been around since 2011, and the standard for most streams has been 720p 30fps, 720p 60fps or 1080p 30fps. 1080p 60fps has been frowned upon by Twitch due to the amount congestion it caused on their servers. Higher frame rates & resolutions require higher bitrates and they affect things on Twitch’s side.

But with the rise of competitors such as Youtube Gaming (and I use the term “rise” loosely) and Hitbox things have changed. Hitbox has offered 4K streaming since summer 2016, and Youtube gaming allows bitrates up to 10k in comparison to Twitch’s 3500. According to our snitch, Twitch has begun rolling out multiple new quality options for users. One of them is 1080p 60fps. This means you’ll be able to stream at a higher bitrate which also means better quality streams.

Just know that these features are rolling out in waves. Some people have it already, and others will get it later. So who needs to upgrade their PC to provide the best quality content? Let us know your struggles in the comments below.

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