How to Change Playback Speed in YouTube

One of my long-awaited YouTube features has just arrived! Being very fond of watching videos, I love to fine-tune them to suit my specific taste—based on mood or convenience. It’s finally possible to adjust video playback in YouTube on iOS devices.

You have as many as seven options to tweak the playback speed of your favorite YouTube video on the iOS device. Comparatively, there are only six options in the web version of the app on the computer. If you ever come across any cool video and are unable to catch a specific word or wish to simply listen to any song fast just to have fun, you can set it up to run as per your wish.

How to Change YouTube Video Playback Speed on iPhone and iPad

Note: Make sure you have the latest version of the YouTube app (Version: 12.33 or later) installed on your iOS device. Head over to App Store → Updates → Locate the app and Update it.

Step #1. Launch YouTube on your iOS device.

Step #2. Next, play any video.

Step #3. Now, you need to tap on the three-dot menu at the top right corner of the video.

Tap on Three Vertical Dots in YouTube App on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, tap Playback speed in the menu.

Tap on Playback Speed in YouTube App on iPhone

Step #5. Up next, you have seven options:

  • 25x: The slowest
  • 50x: Slower
  • 75x: Slow
  • 1x: The normal speed
  • 25x: Fast
  • 5x: Faster
  • 2x: Fastest

Change Playback Speed in YouTube on iPhone

You can choose any of the available options as per need.

How to Adjust YouTube Video Playback Speed on Mac or Windows PC

Step #1. Head over to on your computer and play any video.

Step #2. Next, hover the mouse on the playing video and then click on the Settings icon at the bottom right corner.

Click on Settings in YouTube on Mac or Windows PC

Step #3. Now, click on Speed.

Click on Speed in YouTube Settings on Mac or Windows PC

Step #4. Select the preferred option.

Change Playback Speed in YouTube on Mac or Windows PC

That’s all!

Wrapping up

This is such a cool feature, isn’t it? Use this simple but very user-friendly feature to liven up your video time.

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