Playing videos faster or slower is an added advantage, but not every streaming service provides. Imagine watching a TV Show where actors are talking way faster than how you want or slower.
The good thing is, if you ever wanted such functionality, Netflix has you covered. Netflix added playback speed control, letting users play movies and TV Shows at their preferred pace.
You can watch movies slower at either slower at 0.5x or 0.75x. If you want to speed things up a 1.25x and 1.5x playback speed options are available. Of course, that’s not versatile as YouTube’s, but it’s better than nothing. In fact, binge-watching these options feel like more than enough.
Playback speed control is available to all Netflix users. But there’s a caveat; you must opt in to use playback speeds on every single title you watch.
Netflix playback speed control feature has been one of the most frequently requested additions.
How to Change the Netflix Playback Speed
Netflix Playback speed control is available to all Netflix users globally — and available across all platforms.
To control playback speeds inside Netflix:
Play a TV show or movie you want to watch
Then, tap the “Speed” button(it looks like a speed gauge) in the playback control menu and select the desired speed. By default, Netflix plays titles at normal 1x speeds.
You can still use some third-party extensions on your browser to control Netflix playback speeds. The only time you’ll need some of these extensions is if you want a wider range of speed control. Otherwise, if you’re okay with 0.5-1.5x, there’s no need.
Using these extensions, you can also speed up or reduce playback speed in Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO Max.
Here are some handy extensions to help you with that.
1. Video Speed Controller
Video Speed controller currently boasts over a million users on the Chrome web store alone. This extension helps you speed up — or slow down — video playbacks across the web – not just on Netflix. It also offers options to advance and rewind HTML5 audio/video with shortcuts. Speed options range from 1.25x to 2x.
SpeedUp also lets you get the job done. With Speed up, you can control playback speeds of videos on tons of websites, including Netflix, Facebook, Amazon Prime, Youtube, Twitch, Reddit, etc. It can slow down as well as increase playback speed. Here the playback speed control options range from 0.75x to 2.25x – you have a total of nine options.