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.
Note: Uploading and watching videos at 120 FPS is not supported at this time.
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 the following mobile and other platforms:
- Android: 720p capable device running Android 4.1 or later, using YouTube app v10.18 or later.
- Apple TV.
- PS3 and PS4 app.