Speed-Up for iTunes

Developer: Clemens Schulz

Current Version: 2.4.2

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 5.8 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.


Release Notes:

- Fixed bug causing audiobooks to be identified as podcasts
- Other minor improvements


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2.3
Review by rvncto

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

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 1.1.2
Review by A pro mac User

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.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.4.2
Review by grimmlock

Issues with moving to the next track - This is a great app, and I still use it every day. The only way I've found to play Podcasts at a faster speed in iTunes on my Mac. However, when listening to a Station, and when the current episode ends, if you have the audio sped up then iTunes is not recognizing that the episode has ended and won't move to the next episode. There is also an issue when seeking forward or backward and getting about 5 seconds or so, multipled by your speed multipler, of no sound. Overall, though, I definite love the app and feel it is worth having, but if those issues could be fixed it would definitely be a 5 star app.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 2.4.2
Review by anonymoos-

Disapointing - Doesnt work on os Catalina

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
Version 2.4.2
Review by rjscusjfucjsid

Please Update This App - This app no longer works if update your Mac software to Catalina. Please send an update.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.4.2
Review by tristan2084

Doesn't work on macOS Catalina? - Was working GREAT until macOS Catalina, but now doesn't seem to interact with iTunes anymore :(

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 2.4.2
Review by headerdee

horrible - Doesn't speed up podcast on a mac. Useless.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people