How to Change Playback Speed on YouTube (2020)

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How to Turn Off YouTube Auto Play

YouTube’s auto play, a feature that is turned on by default, automatically plays the suggested video when your current video is finished.

If you don’t like this feature, you can disable it and here’s how you can do that on PC, Android, and iPhone:

PC

Besides the video you’re watching, find the “Autoplay.” Besides that, you can see a switch. Disable the switch.

Alternative Way: In the video player, hit the “Gear” icon (if you don’t see this icon, hover your mouse over the video to view it). Disable the switch beside the “Autoplay.”

Note: When you clear cookies of the YouTube web version, auto play will be turned on. Also, remember that you can turn on the auto play by using the above steps but enable instead of disabling. Until then, it remains disabled.

Android

In the YouTube app, beneath the video you’re watching, you can see “Up next.”  Besides that, you can see “Autoplay” and a switch. Disable the switch.

Or you can do the same using these steps too: Tap profile picture at the top right > Settings > Autoplay. Disable the switch beside the “Autoplay next video.”

Note: When you clear the YouTube app’s data, auto play will be turned on. Also, remember that you can turn on the auto play by using the above steps but enable instead of disabling. Until then, it remains disabled.

iPhone

In the YouTube app, beneath the video you’re watching, you can see “Autoplay.”  Besides that, you can see a switch. Disable the switch.

Or you can do the same using these steps too: Tap profile picture at the top right > Settings. Disable the switch beside the “Autoplay next video,” which you can find in the “Autoplay” section.

Note: Remember that you can turn on the auto play by using the above steps but enable instead of disabling. Until then, it remains disabled.

Muted Playback in Feeds

In the YouTube app (Android and iPhone), by default, videos in the “Home” and “Subscriptions” will be automatically played without sound. Also, on YouTube for iPhone, you can see the preview of the search results without sound.

If you want to turn it off, then follow the below steps:

Launch the YouTube app. Tap profile picture at the top right > Settings.

For Android: Tap General > Muted playback in feeds.

For iPhone: Tap “Muted playback & previews in feeds.”

Now, you can see three options – Always on (Feature is active regardless of your internet connection), Wi-Fi only (Feature is active only if you’re on Wi-Fi connection), Off (Turn off the feature).

Select “Off.” That’s it.


How to Change Playback Speed on YouTube

YouTube playback speed is “Normal” by default. Follow the steps below to change playback speed on YouTube (PC, Android, and iPhone):

PC

Open the video you want on YouTube. Hover the mouse over the video. Hit the “Gear” icon. Hit “Playback speed.” Click on the speed you want or click on “Custom” to set custom speed. That’s all.

Alternate Method: You can use keyboard shortcuts to do this task. Press Shift + , key together to decrease playback speed and press Shift + . key together to increase playback speed.

Read: How to Enable YouTube Incognito Mode

Android and iPhone

Open video you want in the YouTube app (Android, iPhone). Tap on the video. Hit the three vertical dots at the top right. On the menu, tap the “Playback speed” option. Tap the speed you want. That’s it.


How to Change Video Quality on YouTube

You can change the quality of YouTube video and here’s how you can do it on Android, iPhone, and PC:

PC

Click on the “Gear” icon on the YouTube player.

Note: If you don’t see the icon, then hover your mouse over the video and you can see it now. Hit it.

Now hit on “Quality.” Choose the video quality you want.

Note: “Auto” means that the YouTube will adjust the video quality based on some factors such as your internet connection speed.

Android and iPhone

Hit the video you watch on YouTube app. Tap the three vertical dots at the top right > Quality. Now hit the one you like.

Note: “Auto” means that the YouTube app will alter the video quality based on some factors such as your internet connection speed.