Speed up or slow down YouTube videos

You can play a video at different speeds or fast forward and rewind videos on many devices.

Note: For performance reasons, you must be on Android version 5.0 or above to play videos at different speeds.

Go to a video.

  1. Tap the video once, then tap More .
  2. Tap Playback Speed.
  3. Select the speed at which you'd like the video to play.

To fast forward or rewind a video by 10 seconds:

  • To rewind, double-tap the left side of the video-screen.
  • To fast-forward, double-tap the right side of the screen.

To fast forward a video at 2 times speed: 

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on the video. 
  2. To stop fast forwarding, lift your finger.

Learn about features that help you control your viewing experience on YouTube

Smart TVs & streaming devices

Note: Playback speed may not be available on all smart TVs and streaming devices.
  1. On a video’s watch page, select Settings .
  2. Select Speed.
  3. Select the speed at which you’d like the video to play.

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