Google's massive video site adds the high-definition video format as it battles Facebook over who'll rule live-streaming.
Joan E. Solsman
Joan E. SolsmanFormer Senior Reporter
Joan E. Solsman was CNET's senior media reporter, covering the intersection of entertainment and technology. She's reported from locations spanning from Disneyland to Serbian refugee camps, and she previously wrote for Dow Jones Newswires and The Wall Street Journal. She bikes to get almost everywhere and has been doored only once.
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Three Folio Eddie award wins: 2018 science & technology writing (Cartoon bunnies are hacking your brain), 2021 analysis (Deepfakes' election threat isn't what you'd think) and 2022 culture article (Apple's CODA Takes You Into an Inner World of Sign)
YouTube added support for high-definition 4K video in live streams.
YouTube launched support for for 4K live-streaming Wednesday.
Google's massive video site said the new format would let creators and partners stream "incredibly high-resolution video" and give viewers the option of watching a clearer picture if viewing a live stream on 4K-enabled device.