Save Time By Speeding Up Videos Faster Than 2x, 3x, and Even 4x [Video]

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Find out how to speed up videos faster than 2x with these free extensions for Chrome and Safari.

Watching online videos can be a great way to learn a new skill, figure out how to set up your new laptop, or find inspiration for a new web design or branding project. But there are only so many hours in a day, making it difficult to get through all of the content you might want to.

You can download a free extension for Chrome or Safari to allow you to control the video speed of any HTML5 video.

Thankfully YouTube and some other online video players allow you to speed up their videos as much as 2x the speed. But even that might be too slow if you have a speaker who talks at a glacial pace.

Now though, you can download a free extension for Chrome or Safari to allow you to control the video speed of any HTML5 video. That includes videos on other websites like Netflix, Vimeo, LinkedIn Learning, Udemy, Wistia and any other website that uses HTML5 video.

Chrome Video Speed Controller Extension

For Chrome, you can download the free Video Speed Controller extension here in the Chrome Web Store. Once you do, you can check the settings to review the keyboard shortcuts.


My favourite Chrome keyboard shortcuts for video speed are:

  • D to speed up the video
  • S to slow down the video
  • R to reset the speed, returning it to normal

Accelerate for Safari Extension

For Safari, there is a free Safari extension called Accelerate which offers similar functionality plus a super handy aadditional feature. To download it, head to the Mac App Store here. Once the app is installed, open it by searching for Accelerate in Spotlight or the Launchpad. When you open the app, you can review the shortcuts on the second tab.


My favourite Accelerate shortcuts for websites with video are:

  • D to speed up the video
  • S to slow down the video
  • R to reset the speed, returning it to normal
  • P to enter picture-in-picture mode


Watch The Full Video For a Bonus Tip

Check out the full video below to see exactly how to install and use the extensions and if you enjoy the content, give it a like and subscribe to my channel on YouTube.


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