Netflix Rolls Out Playback Speed Controls Feature To Android Users

Netflix Rolls Out Playback Speed Controls Feature To Android Users

In an exact opposite way of helping the disabled community, however, YouTube announced that they will be discontinuing the Community Contributions feature-which made it possible for users to help creators by translating video titles, descriptions, closed captions, and subtitles.

Thus, Netflix has chose to leave the choice to users, as they can set the playback speed manually for every new video they see, instead of setting it to default based on the last video's settings.

After months of testing, Netflix is joining myriad streaming services in adopting variable speed playback. The normal playback speed on the platform is 1.0, with even the slower speed available on the platform, including 5x (half speed) and.75x (three-quarter speed). If you hop into the Netflix on your Android device and play any piece of content, you will now see a new "Speed" control sitting to the left of the "Screen Lock" option.

To deal with such issues, Netflix stated, it capped the vary of playback speeds (to no slower than 0.5 occasions regular velocity, and no sooner than 1.5X). These playback options will also be available for content that users download for offline viewing. These playback controls will have to be activated manually for every title.

Netflix explained that it built this feature with creator concerns in mind by limiting the number of speeds and also resetting the selection on each viewing session. It has been testing this feature since a year ago, and now rolled out globally for everyone. Netflix apparently received positive responses from later test groups with their implementation though and so is now ready to take it live.

Netflix is introducing a slew of new features from time to time to ensure that the quality of content offered by the creative community is not disrupted and is truly enjoyable by users. The US National Association of the Deaf and the National Federation of the Blind both commended the company for the move.

"Most important of all, our tests show that consumers value the flexibility it provides whether it's rewatching their favourite scene or slowing things down because they're watching with subtitles or have hearing difficulties", Robison noted.

The speed change options are in the process of rolling out globally to everyone on Android, with iOS and web versions being tested now for future release.

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