YouTube Finally Adds 1.75x Playback to its Web Experience but the Option isn’t Showing Up on Mobile

YouTube 1.75x playback is now available on the web for desktop, an option which many requested, but it’s not on the mobile app…

For those who don’t yet know, it’s possible to play YouTube videos at different speeds. That’s right. The platform actually gives viewers the option to play content at various speeds. These include 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, Normal, 1.25, 1.5, and 2x. In other words, viewers can slow down or speed up playback at-will.

YouTube 1.75x Playback Option Added on Desktop

It’s a very useful tool, particularly when watching tutorials or when trying to focus in on details. Also, getting through many frames quickly, when needed. (Of course, there are additional features, such as Closed Captioning, video quality controls, and player viewing sizes.

For a long time, only the 0.25, 0.5, 0.75, Normal, 1.25, 1.5, and 2x were available. But now, YouTube on desktop also includes 1.75x playback. 

Although, the speed were first introduced last year, the 1.75x option remained absent. It’s now there for use on desktop and laptop but the feature isn’t showing up on mobile. However, it could follow, at some point in the future.

YouTube recently announced it removed 1.67 million channels and 7.8 million videos from its platform in Q3 of this year. The company also revealed it will make all its original content available to non-premium subscribers through an ad-supported format back in November.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.