How to Watch YouTube Videos Faster Than 2x Speed

After Google, YouTube is the most visited search engine in the world! In this era where everything on our smartphones is made to waste as much of our time as possible, YouTube is where we can save our time.

watch youtube videos faster than 2x speed

Don’t get us wrong; we know all too well how much time can be wasted on YouTube if we’re not focused. Everyone knows that YouTube rabbit holes are the biggest holes anyone can dig for themselves.

However, nothing can beat you if you go into the platform focused and determined to get your task done without getting distracted.

One hack many people use is to make a separate Gmail account and add it to YouTube. When they’re leisure-streaming, they can use their account filled with their preferences and aware of their dislikes. However, in a hurry, they open the impersonalized account and go straight to what they’re looking for without seeing anything they might want.

It’s a good hack if you’re willing to go through all that hassle and trust yourself not to search for something you want to see.

Getting back on point, YouTube has a feature called Playback speed. Using it, you can control the speed of your video.

For example, if you’re in a hurry, you can increase the speed just a little bit to about 1.25 times the normal speed. That way, you won’t miss any critical details while also speeding up the process quite a bit.

If it’s an unimportant video or something that doesn’t require too much attention, you can speed it up to almost twice its speed! How convenient is that? In today’s blog, we’ll talk about how you can increase the playback speed of a video to more than twice its normal speed. Read on till the end of this blog to learn all about it!

How to Watch YouTube Videos Faster Than 2x Speed

1. Increasing speed of YouTube video using Development Console

This method only works on PCs, so it isn’t helpful for smartphone viewers. The method itself can seem a bit technical to people who aren’t from tech backgrounds or familiarized with tech, so we won’t go too deep into it.

Use the shortcut key CTRL+SHIFT+J to open your browser’s JavaScript console and paste this:

document.getElementsByTagName(“video”)[0].playbackRate 

Now, close the console and enjoy your video at your preferred speed.

If you want to learn how to increase the playback speed using this method in full detail with an explanation, follow this link: https://medium.com/@rbhatia46/watch-youtube-videos-faster-than-2x-with-one-line-of-code-dd29f9524945

2. Increasing the speed of YouTube videos using Chrome extensions

If the above method seems too technical and complicated to you, we understand that. Here’s another alternative for you: how about a Chrome extension that’s safe and reliable and has received thousands of good reviews? 

If yes, then Video Speed Controller is a perfect fit for you! 

Follow this link to the site where you can download this extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-speed-controller/nffaoalbilbmmfgbnbgppjihopabppdk?hl=en.

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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