Netflix releases a new feature that allows you to speed up or slow down the playback of a video. Here's how to use it
Netflix is updating with a new feature that had been in testing for more than a year: the ability to speed up or slow down the playback of movies, TV series and documentaries. It's certainly not a revolutionary feature, but it certainly meets the needs of users who want to enjoy a scene at its best or who want to speed up the viewing of an episode that's a bit too boring.
The new feature will arrive on all platforms, both on the app for smartphones and tablets, and on the desktop version. The release, however, is gradual, and it could be days or weeks before you see it even within your profile. But how does Netflix's new tool work? Very simple: in the playback interface there will be a new icon that will allow you to slow down or speed up the video. The options are four in total, two to speed up and two to slow down. All those who use YouTube on a daily basis will have no problem adapting to this new tool, as it is practically identical to the one on Google's video platform.
How to slow down or speed up videos on Netflix
These days the new Netflix feature to speed up or slow down videos is being released. How to use this new tool? Very simple: in the playback interface there will be a new icon that will let you choose between different speeds. The typical one is 1x, to which four more have been added: 0.5x and 0.75 x to slow down and 1.25x and 1.5x to speed up.
This new feature has been released after many requests from users to review in "slow motion" the most important parts of a TV series, or to speed up episodes that are a bit too boring.
As often happens in these cases, however, the function has not made everyone happy, especially Hollywood operators who are afraid that in this way they will lose the magic of the movies and TV series, because they are designed to be seen with a "normal" playback speed.
Netflix has shown itself open to any change and in the next few months will listen to all the advice from users.