How to Change Spotify Playback Speed in 3 Ways Easily

Over the years, users in the Spotify Support Community have continued to request a new feature to change Spotify playback speed. Spotify already allows users to change the playback speed of Spotify podcasts, but there is no such option when listening to songs. As a result, some have requested that Spotify should also implement more granular speed options for music and audiobooks, such as 1.2x and 2x.

Whether or not Spotify will implement the ability to adjust any playback speed in the near future, we've found some workarounds that enables us to do so at the moment. Besides explaining the basic features of changing Spotify podcast playback speed, we will show you detailed tutorials on how to slow down and speed up Spotify playback speed to all contents on computer and mobile phones.

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Part 1. How to Change Spotify Playback Speed on Computer/Mobile Directly

Can you adjust playback speed on Spotify, no matter doing Spotify speeding up or slowing down? Well, you can change playback speed in the Spotify app, but only while you're listening to podcasts on Spotify. Let's take a quick look at how to do that on desktop and mobile phones.

How to Change Playback Speed on Spotify Desktop

Step 1. First, open the Spotify app on your computer and fill in your Spotify account details to log into it. Now, please click the 'Search' > 'Podcast' option to find target podcast that you'd like to change playback speed.

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Step 2. You'll notice a Change Speed icon that shows '1x' in the lower-right. Just click on it and you can slow down playback speed on Spotify by choosing 0.5x or 0.8x speed depending on your needs.

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Step 3. To speed up Spotify playback speed of podcast, please hit on the Change Speed icon again. And then you can adjust Spotify playback speed by clicking the 1.2x, 1.5x, 1.8x, 2x, 2.5x, 3x, or 3.5x speed as you like.

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How to Adjust Spotify Podcast Playback Speed on Android/iPhone

Step 1. Launch Spotify app for Android or iOS on your phone and play any Spotify podcast you like.

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Step 2. Once you start playing the podcast, it will show a "Change Speed" button in the bottom left corner of the playback screen. Just click it to change Spotify playback speed on Android and iPhone by choosing from 0.5x to 3x as you wish.

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Part 2. How to Slow Down / Speed up Songs on Spotify Web Player

As mentioned above, there is no official way for you to speed up or slow down Spotify songs. Fortunately, there is an effective way to change Spotify playback speed in the Spotify Web Player effortlessly. That is "Spotify Playback Speed Access", a completely free Chrome extension that adds the ability to change Spotify play speed. Nowadays, it's also namely "Spotify Playback Speed'.

In fact, this free Chrome extension allows you to speed up and slow down the playback speed of all Spotify content, including music, podcasts and audiobooks. It would be a fun and useful feature for musicians, dancers or teachers for practice and classroom activities.

How to Speed up or Slow Down Songs on Spotify Web Player

Step 1. Find the Spotify Playback Speed Access or Spotify Playback Speed extension in the Chrome web store and install it in your Chrome browser.

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Step 2. After installation, visit the Spotify Web Player and sign in with your account. The logo of 'Spotify Playback Speed' will show at the Chrome toolbar. And there is a '1.00x' Change Speed icon in your Spotify Web Player. Please click the icon and then you can tap the 'SETTINGS' button to customize the range of playback speed on Spotify.

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Step 3. Now, you can drag the speed line to the left to slow down Spotify songs playback speed, or drag the speed line to the right to speed up Spotify songs playback speed.

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Part 3. How to Change Playback Speed on Spotify - Best Way

With the 2 methods we described above, you will be able to adjust the playback speed of Spotify podcasts or music on Spotify app and web player. Meanwhile, we notice that some users are eager to change Spotify play speed on Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch or other devices. For this reason, we are here to share a third solution that allows us to do that in just a few steps.

To begin with, you need the assistance of a professional software called AudFree Spotify Music Converter. It is proficient in downloading Spotify Music locally without losing audio quality and converting Spotify to MP3 or other common audio formats. What's more, this excellent tool retains all ID3 tag information of the target sources, such as title, artist, genre, year, album art, and more. Once you have the downloaded Spotify music files at hand, you are free to use any media player to decrease or increase playback speed on Spotify and play Spotify on any device.

AudFree Spotify Music Converter

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  • Download all Spotify contents with original audio quality kept
  • Convert Spotify to MP3, FLAC, M4A, AAC, WAV, and M4B
  • Run at 5X speed and define output audio parameters for Spotify
  • Change Spotify playback speed in various media players

How to Download Music from Spotify for Any Device

Step 1Import Spotify Songs to AudFree SpoDable
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No matter you are Spotify Free and Premium users, you can directly drag and drop curated tracks/albums/playlists/podcasts from the Spotify app to the tool's main interface to add the sources you'd like to download. Alternatively, you can copy and paste the Spotify URL to the search box and click the '+' button to achieve the same effect.
Step 2Define Spotify Output Format and Other Parameters
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Please go to the menu from the top right corner and click Preferences and Convert options to open the setting window. Here you can define Spotify output format as MP3, FLAC, M4A, etc. and set other parameters like channels, sample rate and bit rate.
Step 3Download and Convert Spotify to PC Locally
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When all settings are saved, please hit the big 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner and AudFree Spotify Music Converter will start to download and convert Spotify songs at high speed simultaneously. After it all finishes, you can locate all downloaded Spotify files in the converted history list and find them in output folder.

How to Change Speed on Spotify Computer

Now you have Spotify music downloads locally and it opens up more options for you to change the Spotify playback speed. It's time to learn how to slow songs on Spotify or how to speed up a song on Spotify on any preferred computers.

How to Change Spotify Desktop Playback Speed on Windows

Step 1. Install VLC media player on your Windows computer, after that open the local Spotify files with VLC.

Step 2. Go to Playback > Speed option and then you can choose the target playback speed for playing Spotify music.

Step 3. Now, you can adjust playback speed of Spotify Music, podcasts or audiobooks in VLC to the tiniest detail like 'Faster' or 'Slower' speed. In turn, it is able to play Spotify on VLC at the speed you want smoothly.

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How to Adjust Playback Speed on Spotify on Mac

Step 1. Launch QuickTime Player from your Mac, and then choose the 'File' > 'Open File' button to locate your Spotify music folder and then select favorite Spotify tunes. And then hit on the 'Open' button to play Spotify music in QuickTime Player.

Step 2. Open the playback controls, which allows you to play, pause, forward, or rewind your audio files and change the playback speed of your Spotify audios.

Step 3. Now, you can choose the playback speed as 2x, 5x, 10x, 30x, or 60x. Besides, it's able to click the 'Forward' or 'Rewind' button to vary the Spotify playback speed on Mac in small increments.

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How to Change Play Speed on Spotify on Android/iPhone

For mobile Spotify users, you can refer to the following ways to change Spotify playback speed on Android and iPhone respectively with the help of powerful Spotify speed changers.

How to Slow Down Songs on Spotify on Android

Step 1. Navigate to the Google Play Store on your phone to download and install the "Music Speed Changer" app.

Step 2. Import the downloaded Spotify Music files into the library of this Spotify speed changer and select your favorite Spotify songs to play.

Step 3. Adjust the "Tempo" to change the playback speed of your current song so that you're able to get Spotify slow down songs on Android.

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How to Speed up Songs on Spotify on iPhone

Step 1. Download and install "Audipo" on your iPhone from the Apple App Store.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer and transfer Spotify songs to the Audipo speed changer app from your computer.

Step 3. Select a Spotify song to play, and Audipo will enable you to change playback speed on Spotify from 0.5x to 2x on iPhone.

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Part 4. Video Guide to Change Spotify Playback Speed

You can refer to the video below to learn any of the three ways to change playback speed of Spotify podcasts as mentioned above. In turn, you can listen to Spotify podcasts at the desired playback speed to your heart's content.

Part 5. In Conclusion

In a nutshell, this article introduces three effective options for changing the playback speed of Spotify songs, podcasts and audiobooks. You can choose the right way to enjoy Spotify speed up or slow down songs according to your real situation. By the way, AudFree Spotify Music Downloader enables you to play Spotify on multiple devices simultaneously at any speed you want.

Feb 20, 2023 10:40 AM

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Music


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