Watch videos at high frame rate (FPS) on YouTube

How to watch at high frame rate

To get high frame rate playback, watch a YouTube video at a quality of 720p or 1080p.

In the quality menu, high frame rate will be listed next to the resolution. For example, a 1080p resolution video at 120 frames per second (FPS) will be listed as 1080p60.

Force lower frame rate playback

To watch a video at a lower frame rate, switch the quality to 480p or lower.

High frame rate requirements

Only videos that are uploaded or live streamed with a high frame rate can be played at high frame rate.

High frame rate video is available on Android:

  • 720p capable device running Android 4.1 or later, using YouTube app v10.18 or later.

High frame rate video is also available on these other platforms:

  • Apple TV.
  • PS3 and PS4 app.

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