How to Change (Increase/Decrease) Plex Video Playback Speed

Use this new convenient in-built tool to control the speed of your videos.

Watching videos may not always offer us the convenience we are looking for especially if the speaker is speaking too fast or if scenes are like a glimpse. Making them slower or perhaps faster, if necessary, can definitely add convenience.

Several video streaming platforms such as YouTube already offer playback speed controls to manipulate how the speed of each video should appear while watching. To take on the same advantage, Plex is also bringing the same feature on its platform.

How to Use Plex Playback Speed Controls Feature when Playing Videos

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Video playback speed controls enable you to change the playback speed as you watch any content on Plex. You can edit the speed to 0.5x, 0.75x, normal speed, 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, and 2x, depending on how you want it. 0.5x and 0.75x makes things slower while 1.25x, 1.5x, 1.75x, and 2x levels offer a faster option.

What’s great about Plex speed control is its constant appearance when you play on queue. If you try to stream videos on a watch queue, whatever changes you made on the playback speed will also apply on the consequent videos. That means, you don’t have to change the speed everytime the next episode or movie plays.

List of Plex Media Player Supported Platforms and Devices for Video Playback Speed Tool

However, Plex new playback speed control is only available to active Plex Pass subscription. It is not available for live TV as well as in Watch Together sessions. Only selected platforms can support the new function. Here are the list of supported platforms:

  • Amazon Fire TV v10.13.0 and later
  • Android mobile with software v10.13.0 and later
  • Android TV v10.13.0 and later
  • Apple TV v8.34 and later
  • iOS devices with software v8.34 and later
  • Linux desktop devices v1.91 and later
  • macOS desktop devices v1.91 and later
  • Plex HTPC v1.59.0 and later
  • Plex Web App v4.128.1 and later
  • Smart TV v5.80 and later via VIDAA and Direct Play
  • Windows desktop devices v1.91 and later
  • Xbox v5.80 and later

Wrapping Up!

With the new playback speed function on Plex, streaming videos will be a lot more enjoyable and convenient. No more changing the setting every now and then or trying hard to catch up on each scenes!

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Aileen Grace M
A film buff and lover of feel-good movies, Aileen Grace loves helping fellow cinephiles overcome troubles and common hurdles when bingeing shows. She’s a Marketing Major with a degree in Business Administration and a knack for writing poems and short stories. She’s using her prowess as a prolific writer to provide straightforward guides among the confusing solutions found online.



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