How to Speed up YouTube Videos (Less/More Than 2x)

Last Updated: Jan. 14, 2022
Summary
Read this to find out how to speed up YouTube videos to watch by changing YouTube playback speed on Desktop/iPhone/Android. We also show you how to speed up a YouTube video more than 2x to watch YouTube videos in 3x speed and more.

When you watch videos on YouTube, you may find that many of the videos on YouTube are too fast or too slow for you to enjoy, then you’ll try to control the playback speed as you wish.

YouTube itself introduced the playback speed feature to help you watch a video at a speed from 0.25 to 2x.

So here, we will we'll share the different ways to speed up YouTube videos less or more than 2x.

Contents:

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Part 1 How to Speed up YouTube Videos on Desktop

It's pretty easy to speed up a YouTube video on Desktop rely on the YouTube playback speed feature.

The playback speed feature allows users to speed up a YouTube video as much as 2x the normal speed, or even slow it down as low as 0.25x the normal speed.

So you can change YouTube playback speed to speed up the YouTube video to quickly watch longer videos and consume more information in a shorter period. Here's how it works below:

Step 1
Go to the video you want to speed up on YouTube, play it as usual. Go to the Settings icon shaped like a gear located at the bottom of the video.
Step 2
Then, a set of options will pop up, select "Playback speed".
YouTube Playback Speed Feature

YouTube Playback Speed Feature

Step 3
Here are various playback speeds you can choose from 0.25X to 2X. Select your desired playback speed to speed up the video to watch.

Part 2 How to Speed up YouTube Videos on iPhone/Android

Want to speed up the YouTube Videos for watching on mobile devices? The processes to speed up YouTube videos on the iPhone and Android are the same, and it is pretty easy to do. Follow the simple steps below to speed up the YouTube video using an Android or iPhone::

Step 1
Open your YouTube app on your mobile phone and go to the video you want to speed up for watching.
Step 2
Click the video once, and a menu overlay to appear, tap the three dots.
Step 3
Then select the playback speed from the new pop-up.
YouTube Playback Speed Feature

YouTube Playback Speed Feature

Step 4
Choose the playback speed you prefer to watch.
Select Playback Speed

Select Playback Speed

Part 3 How to Speed up YouTube Videos More Than 2x

As YouTube itself only provides speed between o.25 to 2 times the default normal speed, for those who want to watch a long video at a speed higher than 2x, how can they increase YouTube playback speed more than 2x?

Let's see how to play YouYube videos faster than 2x with Chrome Developer Tools, which can help us achieve the YouTube video speed from 3x, 4x, up to 16x.

Step 1
Start playing a video on YouTube at normal speed.
Step 2
Open the "Developers tools", of your browser. Simply go to the top right corner and click on three dots in the Chrome browser. Then from the drop-down select "More tools", next select Developer tools. Or use shortcut CTRL + SHIFT + J for Windows /Linux and Option + ⌘ + J for Mac.
Speed up YouTube Video More Than 2x - Developers Tools

Speed up YouTube Video More Than 2x - Developers Tools

Step 3
Go to the "Console" window and enter the code $('video').playbackRate=x. (Here, "x" is the playback speed you want to set for your required video.)
Speed up YouTube Video More Than 2x - Code

Speed up YouTube Video More Than 2x - Code

Step 4
Close the console and enjoy the YouTube video at a speed greater than 2x.
Pro Tip:
Besides using the browser Development Console, we can also speed up a YouTube video more than 2x with some Video Speed Controller Extension; check our post on Best Video Speed Controller Extensions for Chrome, Firefox, & Safari to find your desired video speed controller to watch YouTube video faster than 2x.

Bonus: How to Speed up a Video for YouTube When Editing

May you also want to speed up a regular speed video clip for a funny and dramatic effect to upload to YouTube? The free powerful online video editor, FlexClip, is ready to help.

FlexClip Video Speed Editor

FlexClip Video Speed Editor

FlexClip provides the perfect online video editing service. You can speed up the video for YouTube when editing or a downloaded YouTube video easily and efficiently without downloading any software. Besides, it also provides you with many easy-to-use editing tools that level up your video, like transition effects, filters.

FlexClip Video Editor

Final Words

That's all for how tospeed up YouTube videos less or more than 2x. As you can see, speeding up a YouTube video is not hard at all with the above methods. Find this post helpful? Please share it with others.

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