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CES 2014: YouTube to Demo 4K Video Streaming

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CES 2014 is just around the corner so we’re expecting a barrage of tech news and announcements. One of the bigger companies showing off 4K streaming at the CES in Las Vegas is YouTube. No, the Google-owned video sharing website isn’t releasing its own 4K Ultra TV but it’s finally supporting the hi-def streaming technology.

The 4K streaming tech is relatively new so there are only a few 4K TV models available but now we know Google is working on the format which is expected to fully roll out in 2015.

Streaming 4K display is said to run YouTube’s VP9 codec. It’s a royalty-free codec, allowing more companies to benefit. Only a few manufacturers currently support 4K ultra streaming: Sony, Panasonic, and LG. At the CES, YouTube will be demonstrating what 4K video streaming is about. Let’s wait and see how YouTube will bring 4K streaming to the masses.

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