Netflix has been preparing the ability for users to control the playback speed of TV shows and movies for a while, but never rolled it out widely. Today, the company has confirmed that Android users are first in line to get access to the new feature.
Speaking to the Verge, Netflix confirmed that playback speed controls are coming to the platform with the rollout starting on Android. We’ve spotted the feature rolling out as far back as early this week, too, though at the time it wasn’t functional. Apparently, the wide rollout starts today and should be available to everyone globally in the “coming weeks.”
With these playback controls, Netflix viewers will be able to adjust content to 0.5x, 0.75x, 1.25x, and 1.5x speeds. These controls won’t stay active between sessions, but will instead need to be manually turned on every time a new TV show or movie is played.
In a statement, Netflix explained that it built this feat