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Ultra HD has received a huge boost as online video juggernaut YouTube has introduced live streaming in 4K to its content bouquet.

the game awards 4kThe online video giant had first added support for 4K video in 2010, and millions of on-demand videos in the resolution have been added to the platform since, marking the largest grouping of 4K videos available online. It also offers HDR content

Live streaming is now being added for 360° and standard video formats. YouTube’s broadcast of The Game Awards 2016 on 1 Dec. marks the first outing for the offering.

“Supporting this new format will let creators and partners stream incredibly high resolution video, and let viewers enjoy the clearest picture possible when watching a live stream on 4K-supported devices, said Kurt Wilms, senior product manager at YouTube, in a posting. “The image quality is just mind-blowing on screens that support it, and in 360 degrees ... the clarity can truly transport you.”

He added: “We can’t wait for everyone to experience the beauty of 4K live streams from their favourite creators.”