Content creators won’t have to live off ad revenue alone, a model that is currently in use by Twitch, one of YouTube’s potential acquisitions. It also means that viewers can support their favourite channels without having to turn off AdBlock and potentially have to sit through a 30-second on a video that’s not that much longer.
It was also announced that YouTube will soon support clips running at 48 or 60 frames per second. With game trailers running at 60fps becoming the norm, not to mention clips captured on PC and next-gen systems, it makes sense for YouTube to embrace this.
In addition, the YouTube Creator Studio mobile app is out now for Android, providing access to channel analytics including real-time estimated views. Apple users will have to wait “a week or two.”