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Speed-Up for iTunes

By Clemens Schulz

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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 in Version 2.3.3

Fixed bug causing App Store sign-in dialog to appear when launching the app.


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Customer Reviews

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!

Doesn’t work with audiobooks from Audible

Playback doesn’t work for any speed than the usual.

Speed-Up for iTunes
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  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.3.3
  • Size: 4.1 MB
  • Languages: English, German
  • Seller:

Compatibility: OS X 10.11 or later, 64-bit processor

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