The Netflix app already allows you to change the playback speed of series and movies
Hereinafter, you can watch more Netflix series and movies in less time. The most popular streaming platform has added the possibility of change the playback speed of the content in their mobile apps, thus adopting one of the most useful functions of services such as YouTube or some podcast platforms.
In this way, both will be possible reduce playback speed up to 0.5 or 0.75 times, or increase it to watch series and movies 1.25 or 1.5 times faster. This function is available both for content played in streaming and downloaded in the memory of our device.
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Netflix mobile app includes playback speed controls
As reported in The VergeAlthough the company had studied the possibility of introducing such a function a few months ago, the response from the creator community had not been entirely positive. After all, increasing or decreasing playback speed implies completely change the experience that the mind behind the content planned to offer from the start.
Still, Netflix has decided to take steps that aim to ensure that the quality of content is not affected even if platform users decide to modify the playback speed. One of the most important is the need to change speed manually for each episode of series, documentary or film individually, instead of always maintaining the last chosen speed as it happens on other platforms.
According to Netflix, this feature will be available to iOS and Android users starting this week, and its deployment will take place over the next few days before reaching all users of the platform. Therefore, it will be advisable to keep the app updated to the latest version.
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