How to Change Playback Speed of Videos in YouTube app?

Did you know that you can change the playback speed of videos on YouTube? A simple few taps can change the playback speed. It can go from 0.25x to 2x speed in the Android app. The increments are in 0.25x so the speeds are actually 0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, normal, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x and 2x. Higher this number means higher the playback speed and vice versa. So, if you are watching your university’s lecture, and want to save some time, increase the speed to something like 1.5x. The lecture will speed up and it will finish quicker. Similarly, if you are listening to a song and can’t understand something, try changing the speed to 0.5x. The song will play slower and you might be able to understand the words. It’s a great feature.

To change the Playback Speed of Videos played in YouTube app:

  • Open a video
  • Tap on ⋮ (top-right)
  • Tap on Playback Speed
  • Choose your desired speed
YouTube Playback Speed in Android App
Now, the video will play faster or slower depending on the speed that has been chosen. If the voice and audio of the media are not intelligible, try altering the number until the desired result is achieved. The playback speed setting is saved for a single run of the application. So, when you switch to another video, the higher or lower speed is maintained. The setting is lost once you exit and restart the YouTube Android application.

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