Not every user knows that among the tools of the YouTube service there is an option to speed up and slow down the video playback speed. An increase in the tempo of playing the video will be useful, for example, in a situation where the video is boring, but for some reason it is important to watch it to the end. Slowing down playback will help you better understand the content of the video. In this article I will show you how to speed up or slow down YouTube videos. This option is built into the client of the YouTube service and is available in any browsers, on any computers or application.

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Speed Up and Slow Down YouTube Videos

So, to use the function, you need mainly only one thing – the browser installed on the device. It makes no difference which platform the gadget or the computer runs on – the option will work the same everywhere:

  • Let’s open YouTube site in browser (or application);
  • Launch any video;
  • After the video opens, click on the “Settings” gear at the bottom of the player window;
  • A small menu will expand, in which there will be a point “Playback speed”, which should be clicked;
How to Speed Up or Slow Down Videos on YouTube?
  • Choose the playback speed we need (0.25x, 0.5x, 0.75x, Normal, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, 2x).
How to Speed Up or Slow Down Videos on YouTube?


Actually, this is the whole instruction. It is noteworthy that when accelerating and slowing down the tempo, the built-in algorithm corrects the voice timbre without lowering it and not raising it.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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