To save time or to watch as many episodes as possible in a row, many Internet users no longer hesitate to increase the speed of video playback. This practice has also become so popular that Netflix has just added commands to speed up or slow down the films and series broadcast on this platform.
Speed watching on Netflix
It is well known, fans of series are very impatient. They love to chain episodes from their favorite series. But now, the days do not last more than 24 hours, more and more fans are being seduced by speed watching.
As a reminder, this practice consists of consuming a maximum of episodes in a minimum of time. Some Internet users thus manage to view an entire season in a single day. To achieve this feat, TV series addicts no longer hesitate to watch their programs at high speed.
YouTube, the VLC app and the main ones media players have an option to change the playback speed of a video. On the YouTube app, the speed setting is accessible from the menu button.
Speed up or slow down Netflix programs
After a long period of testing, Netflix has just announced the addition of playback controls to its mobile application (smartphone and tablet). The latter will allow you to watch programs in slow motion (0.5x or 0.75x) or accelerated (1.25x or 1.5x).
The choice of speed options is more limited than on YouTube, but the result is very satisfactory. The dialogues remain understandable. It’s all a matter of habit. Take the test, you may be surprised.
- Open the Play Store
- Click on the menu button then on the heading my games and applications
- Search the list for the Netflix app
- Press the update button
- Then open the Netflix app
- Select a movie, series, cartoon, or program from the Netflix catalog
- Click on the screen during video playback
- A new speed button should appear in the lower right corner of the screen
- Press it
- Check the box corresponding to the playback speed of your choice (0.5x, 0.75X, 1.25x and 1.5x)
The 0.5X and 0.75x options will slow down image scrolling. This will help you better analyze scenes from your favorite movies. You can also use these options to slow down the scrolling of the subtitles.
Conversely, 1.25x and 1.5x options will increase video playback speed. And as surprising as it may sound, you get used to the fast scrolling of images pretty well. The 1.5x speed will allow you to watch a 30-minute program in just 20 minutes.
Note that the playback control function also works with downloaded series. Please note that it is currently reserved for Android users. However, the management of Netflix has just announced that tests on iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) and the web version are underway.