How to Increase YouTube Speed More Than 2x

Speed Up Youtube Video More Than 2x: 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.

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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!

Can You Watch YouTube Videos Faster than 2x Speed? 

Let’s first talk about whether or not it’s possible to stream YouTube videos at speed faster than 2x. Well, we hate to be the bearers of bad news, but no, there’s technically no option on YouTube to increase the streaming speed of a video to more than 2x.

But first, why do you even want to increase the speed of a video that much? We’re asking this because it’s impossible to see a video that fast and understand what it’s trying to say simultaneously.

YouTube has uploaded hundreds of updates in the last few years, some related to playback speed.

Trust us; if adding faster options was possible or useful, they would’ve done it themselves.

That being said, you can explore a couple of alternatives to increase the speed of a YouTube video from outside the platform.

But first, let’s see how you can increase the playback speed to twice its normal speed on YouTube.

How to Watch YouTube Videos Faster Than 2x Speed

Method 1: Speed Up YouTube Video More Than 2x 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 familiar 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:


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:

2. Increasing Speed of YouTube Videos using Extension

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:

Here’s how to change the speed of YouTube videos. 

Here’s how you can speed up a video on YouTube (only up to 2x).

Step 1: Launch YouTube on your smartphone. 

Step 2: The screen you land on is the Home page. You’ll see a few options in the top-right corner of the screen. 

Tap on the Search icon located to the left of the Account icon. 

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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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