There are tons of great teaching videos on YouTube, but who has the time to watch everything you want to? I increase the playback speed on most videos to be able to watch more in whatever time I allocate for YouTube. It can take a while to get used to faster playback speeds, and I find that headphones or ear buds help block background noise, but I am now able to listen to most videos at 1.5 or 1.75 times the normal playback speed. This lets me watch a 44 minute sermon in about 25 to 30 minutes. Not only is this a great time saver, I find my mind pays better attention to the speaker.
This post shows how to set up YouTube’s “listen faster” feature on an iPhone, an iPad, and a computer.
Note: I tried the YouTube app on my iPhone and iPad but I couldn’t find any benefits over just using the Safari browser. These instructions are for YouTube running in the Safari browser on both the iPhone and iPad.
On an iPhone, click the three vertical dots in the upper right of the screen.
On the popup that displays, click Playback Settings.
Click the Speed box.
Spin the spinner at the bottom to your desired speed, then click Done and OK.
On an iPad with YouTube running in a browser, click the gear icon in the lower-right of the YouTube window.
Select Playback speed on the popup menu.
Scroll if necessary, and select your desired playback speed.
On a computer the browser is very much the same as the iPad, so I’ll use just one screenshot. Select the gear icon, then Playback speed, then your desired speed.
If you haven’t tried listening to YouTube videos at a faster playback speed I suggest you try it. It is how I am able to watch more videos than I would otherwise be able.
Jesus is coming soon. Be ready!
32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
Matthew 24:32-35 NKJV
34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. 35 For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV