Speed-Up for iTunes
Developer: Clemens Schulz
Current Version: 2.3.3
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Download Size: 4.1 MB - Download
Listen to podcasts, songs, and audiobooks faster. Speed-Up can speed up or slow down audio directly in iTunes.
Please note that this app DOES NOT SUPPORT DRM-protected content like Audible audiobooks or Apple Music. Multi-Speaker AirPlay and videos are also not supported.
The Lite Version can be used for short (10 minutes or less) podcasts and audio books without limitation. Longer files require an InApp-Purchase.
- Speed-Up or slow down audio
- Control playback directly in iTunes
- Customizable speed presets
- Global shortcuts for speed and seeking
- Menu bar item and hideable Dock-icon
- Support for Touch Bar on MacBook Pros
Speed-Up requires iTunes 12.4 or later.
Fixed bug causing App Store sign-in dialog to appear when launching the app.
Most Helpful Reviews
Coming to this app’s defense. It works fine for me. - I have a 2013 mbp. With the latest Yosemite. and iTunes 12.0.1 i see this thing has a lot of 2 and 1 star reviews. And only one review for the latest version. And that review is a bad one. However the description of the functionality fits exactly what i wanted to a tee, that I went ahead and risked the 1.99$ anyway. What i wanted was an addition of functionality to iTunes… not a seperate app. It works exactly as i expected. Basically it allows me to listen to podcasts (which i have downloaded… not streaming) at 1.5 - 2x speed. It is not a seperate app. Its just added functionality to Itunes in an extra playback speed. It is an icon that sits in the task bar (up top) and has a selection of speeds. Thats it. easy peasy. I don’t notice any of the echoing or reverb other people have noted in reviews of earlier versions
Extremely Dissatisfied - I tried to use this app to listen to chaptiers of the Bible at about 1.3X (the reader I have reads slowly.) It would skip up to the last 30 seconds on some tracks and repeat the last 3 seconds or so on others. I e-mailed the developer and they responded by asking me to send them some mp3s to test them out. They have not responded or fixed it. With so many complaints in the reviews and the 3, 2 and 1 start feedback prevailing I think Apple should yank this from the store until the developers can get it right. Hope this keeps someone else from wasting $2.99 plus tax USD.
More Reviews for Current Version
Doesn’t work with audiobooks from Audible - Playback doesn’t work for any speed than the usual.
Works like a charm for podcasts - Having recently gotten into several podcasts, I’ve become dependent on being able to speed them up on my phone and this offers similar functionality within iTunes (rather than having to open each episode invididually via QuickTime)… a great convenience. Not being able to speed up DRM-enabled media is an unfortunate limitation, but this is simple and enabling for heavy podcast (and similar) listeners. Arguably iTunes should have this built-in, but until then—thanks for offering this complementary utility!