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 audiobooks to be identified as podcasts
- Other minor improvements
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.