Netflix Is Now Allowing Android Users to Control Playback Speeds

Netflix Is Now Allowing Android Users to Control Playback Speeds
Netflix drew major backlash when it announced in the fall of 2019 that the streaming giant was beta testing variable playback speeds. Filmmakers, including Judd Apatow and Brad Bird, slammed the move to allow users to stream content up to .5 times slower or 1.5 times faster. Now, Android users are officially able to control their streams on their mobile devices, letting audiences manage the speed of their binge-watching in the palms of their hands.

The Verge reports that users can “stream at either 0.5x or 0.75x speeds for slowed-down viewing and 1.25x or 1.5x speeds for faster watching,” but that “subscribers must opt in to use the playback speeds with every single title they want to watch; it won’t just remain active when you pick something else to watch. This prevents people from accidentally watching everything at 1.5x speed if they don’t want to.” The feature reportedly became available on
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