Netflix is Testing Variable Speed Playback on Mobile

Oct 28, 2019 14:38


Netflix might be planning to roll out a feature that allows users to binge at higher speeds https://t.co/dEPcir9rx0 pic.twitter.com/tgfqroZx3C
- UPROXX (@UPROXX) October 28, 2019
  • Some Android-owning Netflix app users discovered a new setting to change the playback speed of programming available on Netflix, slowing it down to 0.5x or 0.75x speed or ( Read more... )

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veritas_44 October 28 2019, 22:17:19 UTC
๐Ÿ™„ at Aaron Paul

But it is a dumb feature. What's the point of watching a show if you're going to speed through it? So you can keep up with 'water cooler' chit chat on a show you're clearly not all that interested in? If you want to skip certain scenes, that's what fast forward is for.

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felicityhaircut October 28 2019, 22:19:52 UTC
I would only want to do this during boring parts, like a 2-3 min montage from BB or Better Call Saul. Srsly, Vince Gillian needs to calm down on those. There was even one in El Camino when Jesse was looking for the cash!

I used to watch science lectures at 1.25 speed but I was doing video editing and good god it was so hard to listen to.

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msr4ever October 28 2019, 22:23:11 UTC
How dare you, the montages are the best parts of those shows

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felicityhaircut October 28 2019, 22:34:19 UTC
You can watch them for me then bc I find them so dull and repetitive!

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timothyjames86 October 28 2019, 23:01:40 UTC
Same. I do this with porn when it's an option, like I don't need to watch a dick getting sucked for 15 min

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richyrich909 October 28 2019, 22:20:35 UTC
I asked this on twitter and people just laughed and never answered. ๐Ÿ˜’. So Iโ€™m turning to my ontd fam. Does this mean the actors are gonna sound like chipmunks? ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚

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sandstorm October 28 2019, 22:25:49 UTC
Not unless they have about a x8 option.

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robertsbox_xo October 28 2019, 22:45:30 UTC
nah i listen to audiobooks at 1.5x and it's just fast but not chipmunky

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richyrich909 October 28 2019, 23:38:11 UTC
Oh ok. Iโ€™ve no experience with any of this so it was confusing to me lol.

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numbedtoe October 28 2019, 22:20:42 UTC
Shh, nobody tell Aaron that many formats have allowed you to do just that, or that fast forward and rewind are options that have been around literally as long as he's been alive.

when beta max and vhs first slugged it out.

that's gotta be one of the dumbest things i've read all day, the idea that it would change artistic integrity and somehow be a threat to it.

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sandstorm October 28 2019, 22:23:06 UTC
I watch 90% of shit on 1.5x speed. Hurry up.

But I also already ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ netflix things and play them in VLC player anyway at that speed so.

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