Netflix Testing Variable Playback Speed

Netflix Testing Variable Playback Speed

Netflix is reportedly testing out variable playback speed of its content, allowing viewers to watch film and TV titles at anywhere from 50% speed to 150% speed.

Android Police broke the news, indicating the streaming service has seemingly been testing the ability on Android devices only at this point. It’s not clear if Netflix will adopt this concept for other platforms.

Faster speed playback has been in common use for audiobooks and podcasts for years, video is a different kettle of fish though YouTube has had variable Playback Speed options available for a while.

The move comes right before the streaming service is set to launch its three-and-a-half hour Martin Scorsese gangster epic feature “The Irishman” on the service at the end of November.