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YouTube introduces video playback speed controls for Android TV

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Option to adjust playback speed from 0.25x speed to 0.5x, 1.25x, 1.5x double speed
YouTube is also testing adding video description other channel shortcuts to the video player for some users.

New Playback Speed ​​Control Feature: Google is widely rolling out support for Playback Speed ​​Control (Speed ​​Control-Playback Speed ​​Control) on YouTube for Android TV. Additional support for playback speed control allows users to slow down or speed up the video based on their preferences. As reported by 9to5Google, this is a feature that has been available in the YouTube Android TV App mobile app for a long time, but is now available on TVs as well. This option appears under the Extended Settings menu.

Now introduced on Android TV / Google TV port

The report states that once you click on it, you will have the option to adjust the playback speed from 0.25x speed to 0.5x, 1.25x, 1.5x double speed. The report states that it is offered with options 0.75 x 1.75 times that of other platforms, but it is still progressing in the right direction. Playback speed controls on YouTube for TVs are however not a completely new feature, only now introduced on the Android TV/Google TV port. This option was earlier rolled out on almost identical apps on LG, Samsung other TV platforms.

YouTube for Android TV is also testing adding video description other channel shortcuts to the video player for some users. Contrary to that change, however, playback speed controls appear to have been widely rolled out to most users at this point.

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