When viewing YouTube videos using Google TV Chromecast it is no longer possible to use the video playback speed option. The icon for the control has disappeared, basically overnight.
Is this temporary?
If not, I suggest there are a large number of people who want the speed control option restored.
I saw some similar reports about the speed control missing. I will escalate this to the Community Specialist team for Chromecast and see if they can offer any info.
Thanks for reporting.
First, there is no such exact list of devices (vendors, models, chipsets) on which this function has been disabled by purpose. If that was the case then why there are few users on which the functionality has been restored without their interaction?
My conclusion is that real reason was to cap extensive bandwidth requirements, caused by end users when using higher video speeds at the same video quality. One way to get this under control is to discard "top talkers" in each area based on usage statistics Google surely have. Run the script to "blacklist" heavy bandwidth users based on unique android id of device to test the results. This "issue" is not caused by users, SW version, location, ISP, etc. Just to maintain bandwidth resources on DC side.
Every time Google removes some good features like this.
All.of a sudden Google removed playback speed option from youtube.
Still I donot Understand what is the problem with that option for google.
Actually it is very helpful for many users like us.
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I was in contact with the Google Chromecast team, and I was informed that the option for playback speed was missing for a few days, but has since returned. Is anyone still experiencing the missing Playback controls? Please let me know, I'd be happy to look into it!
Yes it’s still missing on my Sony Bravia android smart tv ,want it set urgently as my daughter is preparing for her competitive exams by watching educational videos and speeding them when required and now the speed icon has disappeared
Nov. 28, 2022
I was considering buying a Chromecast With Google TV. But I needed to confirm something first. I need to be able to have speed control when watching YouTube videos while watching them on the big screen TV. The speed control that is vital is the .75 speed. That .75 speed playback is available if I am viewing YouTube on a laptop in my office.
The .75 speed is also available if I view YouTube on my Android 11 phone.
But Google has chosen to not make the .75 speed playback available with the YouTube channel on the YouTube app downloaded from the LG TV store. Instead Google has chosen to only offer .25 and .50 playback speeds along with 1.25, 1.50, and 2.0 speeds for this app. When I use the built in browser on my 2018 LG 4K TV to look at YouTube, then there are no speeds offered. Also, when I use the YouTube channel on my Roku 4660 4K device, there are now --No-- speed options offered.
It is imperative and vital to have the .75 speed playback option, in order to be able to comprehend and understand educational and instructional videos, where more often than not, the narrator speaks too rapidly.