For many years now, Twitch has been the leading provider of the Internet streaming for the world of professional video gaming. Over the years, they crushed in popularity other Internet streaming services providers, and they are currently introducing a new option that will satisfy even those most demanding among the Twitch subscribers.
In today’s world, the quality of the video that is being streamed or broadcasted has become very important. With IT companies coming out every year with new products that support better, higher resolutions, some of the streaming services have failed to follow the market and do the same with their streams. Twitch was one of those who sticks to only a couple of option when it comes to the resolution that the viewers can choose to watch the stream.
Time for a Change
However, that is about to change because Twitch has recognized the importance of the quality of the video being streamed and their latest business action saw them introduce the 1080p/60fps option for the viewers who are watching streams or other content on this streaming platform.
Without any further explanation, it is evident that the quality of the video will be significantly improved which is very important for so many fans of the esports world. However, introducing the new resolution is not the only news from Twitch when it comes to improving the quality of the video streams and the overall quality of watching esports events or other content in general with this Internet streaming platform.
This Internet streaming services provider will also be removing the 2.5 megabit bitrate limit that has for so long affected the quality of the video that was reaching their final customers, the viewers. With the removal of the bitrate limit, Twitch also additionally improved the quality of video streams which, for many esports fans, was the biggest disadvantage of Twitch.
However, it needs to be emphasized that not all the fans will be able to enjoy the new option when it comes to the quality of picture because to stream videos in 1080p/60fps resolution and with a higher bitrate, a user needs to have good Internet speed which isn’t always the case.
Internet Speed Dictating Quality of Entertainment
Those players whose Internet speed might not support this option will be sticking to the previous resolution options which work with slower Internet speeds. According to the officials from Twitch, for some players having a better quality of the streams and higher bitrate will not be the improvement that they were expecting. The main reason for that is that with this kind of resolution and bitrate, there is a possibility for frames to be drop depending on the speed of the Internet that the viewer is using.
Because of that, sometimes it is better to go with the lower resolution and to catch all the frames without some being lost then to have the top resolution video quality and to miss many frames that might contain some crucial information about the event being streamed or similar. In the end, it all depends on the broadcaster and the viewers, because they are the ones who choose which option to use.