Speed up or slow down YouTube videos

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

  1. Go to a video.
  2. Hover over the player and click Settings .
  3. Click Speed.
  4. Select the speed at which you'd like the video to play.

To fast forward: 

1. Click and hold anywhere on the video to play it at 2 times speed. 

2. Release your click to stop fast forwarding. 

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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