When you're listening to a Spotify song, you might feel like it's playing too fast and want to slow it down to better understand and absorb the content. Or maybe you are a professional musician who wants to research and process audio by changing playback speed Spotify. So, can you change Spotify playback speed? Yes, Spotify offers multiple playback speed options so you can choose the speed that suits your needs. However, it only works with Spotify podcasts. If you want to adjust the playback speed of Spotify songs, you need to find another method. That's why we are here. Read on and learn how to change playback speed on Spotify content on all devices.
Part 1. Can You Change Playback Speed on Spotify?
The answer to this question is yes. You can change Spotify playback speed. This feature is available on both desktop and mobile versions of the app. However, not all audio content on Spotify is compatible with playback speed adjustment. Generally speaking, changing the playback speed only works for Spotify podcasts. There is no playback speed changer for other audio content (including songs, playlists, albums, artists, etc.). You'll learn how to change Spotify podcast playback speed in Part 4.
So, to speed up or slow down a song on Spotify, you need to use a third-party tool. Read on and learn how to use DRmare Spotify Converter to convert Spotify audio to MP3 for playback on any music player, and you can change the playback speed Spotify without limits.
Part 2. How to Change Spotify Playback Speed Mobile/Computer
To learn how to speed up songs on Spotify or slow down Spotify songs, you have to save songs to your device first. The following section is about how to download and convert Spotify music.
2.1 How to Convert Spotify Music to Common Audio Files
DRmare Spotify Music Converter is your best helper for adjusting Spotify music speed. It can save Spotify music to common audio file formats, including MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, and FLAC. You can download Spotify music to computer without a Spotify Premium subscription, and the speed is up to 5 times faster. After downloading, you get 100% lossless sound quality music, including complete ID3 tags. Additionally, you can reset output audio parameters such as channel, bitrate, sample rate, etc.
After getting the local Spotify music files, you should move them to the platform with a music speed changer. Then you are able to play Spotify songs at the changing speed.
DRmare Spotify Music Downloader
- Step 1Drag songs from Spotify to DRmare Music Converter
- Download, Install and then open the DRmare Spotify Music Converter. You can get it by clicking the 'Download' button above or by going to DRmare's official website. After opening the converter, please head to the pop-up Spotify app on your computer to find the soundtracks you like. Then drag the target track to the main screen of the DRmare Music Converter. Or copy the link of the track and paste it into the search bar on DRmare. And then touch the 'Plus' icon.
- Step 2Alter Spotify audio format and other parameters
- Find the 'Menu' icon on the DRmare Music Converter and click on it. Then choose the 'Preferences' option and it will open a new window. In this window, click on 'Convert' and you can start to alter the audio format, channel, sample rate, and more. After the settings, click on the 'OK' button to apply.
- Step 3Download Spotify audio tracks as common files
- Touch the 'Convert' button to download Spotify music without Premium. After that, the Spotify songs are downloaded as local files and stored on your computer. You can head to the 'History' icon (with a red tip) to find them on this software. Open the 'Output' destination folder to listen to your downloaded songs offline. At last, you can be ready to speed up or slow down Spotify songs on your desired platform.
2.2 How to Speed up Songs on Spotify on Phone
If you want to change Spotify playback speed Android/iPhone, you should move the local Spotify songs to your Android phone or iPhone first. And then you can use some third-party speed changers to make Spotify speed up or slow down. Please check the guide below.
1. Via Music Speed Changer (for Android)
Step 1. Download and install the Music Speed Changer app from Google Play Store on your Android device.
Step 2. Add the local Spotify audio files to this app and play the song you like.
Step 3. Alter the 'Tempo' to adjust the play speed of Spotify music on Android.
2. Via Audipo (for iPhone/iPad)
Step 1. Install the Audipo app on your iOS device.
Step 2. Move and import converted Spotify music to Audipo and start to play a song.
Step 3. At last, hit on the 'Speed Settings' icon and you can alter Spotify music playback speed from 0.5x to 2x.
2.3 How to Speed up Songs on Spotify PC/Mac
In addition, you can change music playback speed with your local music player on desktop. Here we'd like to show you three ways.
1. Via Windows Media Player (for Windows)
Step 1. Start Windows Media Player from your Windows computer.
Step 2. Hit 'File' at the top menu bar and select 'Open' to import Spotify music files to Windows Media Player.
Step 2. Choose and play a Spotify track on your WMP.
Step 3. Right-click on the title of the song on the 'Now Playing' bar. Then choose 'Play' > 'Play Speed' and you can adjust the speed to 'Fast', 'Normal', or 'Slow'.
2. Via VLC Media Player (for Windows/Mac/Android/iPhone)
Step 1. Open VLC Media Player on your Windows computer. Then transfer the local Spotify music to VLC media player.
Step 2. Next, play the songs and go to the 'Playback' option. And then choose 'Speed' to select the playback speed for Spotify music.
3. Via QuickTime Player (for Mac)
Step 1. Start QuickTime Player on your Mac computer.
Step 2. Hit on 'File' > 'Open File' to view local Spotify songs and choose them. Then click 'Open' to play Spotify on QuickTime Player.
Step 3. Click 'Window' > 'Show A/V Controls' > 'Playback Speed' and then you can do music playback control as well as alter play speed.
Part 3. How to Change Playback Speed on Spotify Web Player
You've learned how to speed up Spotify songs and slow down Spotify songs on your phone and computer using the DRmare Spotify Converter and other tools. But can you speed up songs on Spotify web player? Yes. You can use a Spotify music playback speed extension called Spotify Playback Speed Access to do that. Please follow the below steps.
Step 1. Open the Chrome web browser on your computer.
Step 2. Enter the official page of Spotify Playback Speed Access. And then click on the 'Add to Chrome' button.
Step 3. Launch the Spotify Web Player page on the browser and then log in to your Spotify account.
Step 4. Find the audio speed changer icon next to the volume. Then you can touch the triangle icon to modify playback speed Spotify for your songs/podcasts.
Part 4. How to Change Podcast Speed on Spotify via Official Method
Can you speed up podcasts on Spotify? Spotify provides a podcast speed changer in its app so it is convenient to slow down or speed up Spotify podcasts speed. If you are new to it, then follow the steps below.
For Windows/Mac Computers:
Step 1. Open the Spotify program on your Windows or Mac computer.
Step 2. Find and play a podcast you like. Then click on the '1x' icon on the 'Now Playing' bar at the bottom.
Step 3. Now, you can adjust podcast playback on Spotify by changing the speed to 0.5x, 0.8x, 1.2x, 1.5x, 3x, and so on.
Step 1. Power on your mobile phone. Then launch the Spotify music app.
Step 2. Search for the podcast you like to listen to and then play it.
Step 3. Head to the 'Now Playing' page and then hit on the 'speed changer' icon.
Step 4. At last, you can change Spotify podcast speed to 0.5x, 0.8x, 1.2x, 2x, 3x, and so on.
Part 5. FAQs about Spotify Playback Speed
Q1: Can You Speed up Songs on Spotify?
A: No. Spotify only allows you to change the podcast playback speed on mobile and desktop apps. If you want to speed up Spotify songs, you can use the DRmare Spotify Music Converter and follow the steps in Part 2.
Q2: Can You Slow down Songs on Spotify?
A: No. Spotify only allows you to slow down podcasts. And the speed can be changed from 0.5x to 3x.
Q3: Is There 2x Playback Speed on Spotify?
A: Yes. When you are playing Spotify podcasts including video podcasts, the default playback speed is 1x. And you can adjust the speed to 0.5x, 0.8x, 1.2x, 1.5x, 2x, and 3x.
Part 6. Fix Spotify Playback Speed Access Not Showing
When the playback speed Spotify button is grey or doesn't work, you can go to check if other people use Spotify Connect. If it is activated and other devices use it to change Spotify podcast playback speed, you can't speed up or slow down podcast on the device you are now using. To fix this problem, you need to choose your device as the active device.
Step 1. Play a song on the Spotify app and click 'Spotify Connect' in the 'Now Playing' section.
Step 2. Choose your device to change playback speed Spotify.
See also: Fix Spotify Connect Not Working
Part 7. The Verdict
Now you've learned how to speed up a song on Spotify and slow down a song on Spotify. Although Spotify only allows you to change podcast speed, we conclude solutions for you to adjust the speed for all audio content on Spotify. The necessary tool you need is the DRmare Spotify Music Converter. It lets you easily convert Spotify content to many common audio files and play on music players you want. Therefore, you are able to change Spotify playback speed without limits. It's worth mentioning that you don't need to subscribe to Spotify Premium and you can enjoy Spotify offline anywhere and change the playback speed with a Spotify speed changer.