Check 60FPS YouTube videos with Stats for Nerds

For those that are not aware, YouTube has now updated their upload settings to finally allow consumers to upload and share videos in 60FPS. This is great news for those that frequently upload gameplay footage in 60FPS, who previously had to endure their video being capped at 30FPS.

Now, if you have the resources you can crank settings right up to 60FPS. We can see a lot of you asking the question though on “how to watch YouTube videos in 60FPS” after the changes.

The first thing that you want to do is check that you have 1080p enabled on the video in question. If you can’t spot the differences with your manual eye, then you may also like to know that there is another method of checking for sure.

Right click the video that you are watching and you’ll see an option which is called ‘stats for nerds’. It’s a funny title from YouTube, but it actually contains the information you need to know.

You can open this setting as a pop-up and then find out exactly at what FPS your computer is able to output the video. The screenshot you see above is how it will look when you have done it correctly, although it doesn’t reach 60FPS for us on this particular video – likely due to using a MacBook Air.

For those that are using YouTube HTML5, you will get different results. There is a stats for nerds setting which you can view, but you’ll actually see a different popup from YouTube, as we show you below.


If you have a good internet connection and the best computer hardware, you’ll be enjoying 60FPS YouTube videos from now on, as content uploads look to make the switch with their videos.

Using the test video below, let us know how you get on and whether you can view it in 60FPS quality using the stats for nerds settings with proof.

Is this going to change YouTube in a big way for you in the months to come?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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