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.

What's New

Version 2.4.2

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

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5

10 Ratings

10 Ratings

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!

Customizable Skip Forward and Back and Adjustment Hotkeys


Amazing! Works perfectly for listening to lecture podcasts. I was frustrated with QuickTime Player and iTunes being unable to have both these features (skip forward/backward and change playing speed). This app even lets you customize how many seconds to skip and also what hotkey/shortcut for the playing speed, as well as playing speed presets (default is by factor of 0.5x, so 0.5x, 1x, 1.5x, etc.)

Doesn’t Work for Audible Format Books


If you are trying to speed up playback of Audible books played in iTunes, this app doesn’t work. It will cut out your audio all together. I didn’t see anywhere on the app description where it has a caveat that it’s not suitable for Audible format. Seems the developer ought to consider putting that disclaimer in the description.

Developer Response

Thank you for the suggestion. There's always been a disclaimer in the description. In upper-case letters.


Clemens Schulz
5.8 MB
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2010-2017 Clemens Schulz


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