How to Watch More Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube in Less Time

Nancy Messieh 19-10-2016

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After you install Video Speed Controlleryou’ll find a series of shortcuts in the settings that allow you to adjust playback of any HTML video on the web, including Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu. On Hulu, the extension doesn’t appear to work during ads.

The default shortcuts are:

  • D — Increase playback speed.
  • R — Reset playback speed.
  • S — Decrease playback speed.
  • V — Show/hide controller.
  • X — Advance video by 10 seconds.
  • Z — Rewind video by 10 seconds.


You can adjust these to other keys of your choice if you want, as well as adjust your speed change step, or the rewind and advance video time from 10 seconds to any time interval of your choice.

You can also blacklist specific sites so that you don’t risk the extension affecting playback where you don’t want it to. (Although it won’t unless you hit one of the keyboard shortcuts.) The sites that are blacklisted by default are Instagram, Twitter, Vine, and Imgur.

What do you think of the extension? Is it better to speed through your favorite shows so you can spend time doing other things? Or should you just take the time to enjoy what you’re watching? Let us know in the comments. 

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Related topics: Browser Extensions, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube.

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  1. Dan
    October 20, 2016 at 3:11 am

    I usually do this when I watch videos in VLC; I increase the speed to 1.3x and save about 15 minutes for every 60 minutes of video. In fact, I have a hard time watching videos at normal speed now!

  2. John
    October 19, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    Meh, even if only sped up a few frames I would be bothered so much by it I couldn't watch it.