How to Change Spotify Playback Speed

Posted by Adam Gorden on Oct. 10, 2020 1:54 PM.
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I listen to dance music a lot and some tracks I listen to sound better when their tempo is raised or lowered and I wish I can adjust the track I'm listening to a specific tempo. I wanna know how to speed up songs on Spotify and also lower them down sometimes. - - Natonio from Reddit

Sometimes you may find a podcast interesting but the speakers are just talking too slow, then you'll need to change the playback speed of the podcast. Or you may find a song sounds better at lower speed and in this case, you'll have to change the speed of the song.

In the following parts, I'm going to show you how to change playback speed on Spotify and you can do it for totally free.

Part 1. How to Change Spotify Podcast Playback Speed
Part 2. How to Change Songs Speed on Spotify
Part 3. Change Spotify Playback Speed with High Quality Reserved

How to Change Spotify Podcast Playback Speed

It's pretty simple to change the speed of a podcast on Spotify. Spotify has designed a speed changer in its app when users are playing podcasts. All you have to do is to open Spotify on your device and play a podcast, then you will find a speed changer on your now playing page. You can change the speed from 0.5X to 3X.

change spotify podcast speed

How to Change Songs Speed on Spotify

For song playback, Spotify doesn't offer an option to change the speed of the song. When you switch from podcast to a song, the speed changer will then disappear. But you can still change the speed of song playback on Spotify web player.

By installing the Chrome extension "Spotify Playback Speed Access", you can change the playback speed on Spotify web player.

spotify playback speed access

With the extension installed, you can find a speed adjuster on the bottom right of the Spotify web page. The default speed is 100, you can type in whatever number you want to change the speed of the playback.

Change Spotify Playback Speed with High Quality Reserved

If you change the playback speed on Spotify web page, you'll find that the playback quality is not as good as it is streamed on Spotify app. Because on Spotify web player, the highest streaming quality is 128kbps. While on Spotify app, you can get as high as 320kbps for playback.

So if you want to change the speed of Spotify playback songs and preserve the highest quality as well, the best way is to download the whole songs to your computer with original quality and play them offline on a media player that has a speed changer.

With TunesKit Spotify Music Converter, you can download all your Spotify songs to your computer without Premium. The sound quality of the downloaded songs can reach 320kbps which is also the hightest quality you can get from Spotify. Then you can put these songs on other media player that has a speed change feature and play them without limitations.

tuneskit spotify music converter

TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is designed to convert Spotify audio files into 6 different formats such as MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, WAV and FLAC. Almost 100% of the original song quality will be kept after converting process. With 5X faster speed, it only takes few seconds to download each song from Spotify.

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TunesKit Spotify Music Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Spotify songs to MP3 and other formats
  • Download any Spotify contents at 5X faster speed
  • Play Spotify songs offline without Premium
  • Change Spotify playback speed as you wish
  • Save Spotify with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
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1Launch TunesKit and Import Songs from Spotify

add spotify tracks to tuneskit

Open TunesKit software and the Spotify will be launched simultaneously. Then drag and drop tracks from Spotify into the TunesKit interface.

2 Set Up Output Parameters

set output format

After adding music tracks from Spotify to TunesKit, you can choose the output audio format. There're six options including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC. And then you can adjust the audio quality by selecting the output channel, bit rate, and sample rate.

3 Start the Conversion

downloading spotify music

Once all the setting is finished, click the "Convert" button to start loading Spotify music tracks. After the conversion, all the files will be saved to your specified folder. You could browse all the converted songs by clicking "Converted" and navigate to the output folder.

4Change Spotify Playback speed with High Quality Preserved

After downloading Spotify songs to your computer, you can then put them to any media player that has a speed change feature and change the speed of the song hassle free.

1. Change Spotify playback speed on PotPlayer

1. Open PotPlayer and play a song downloaded from Spotify.

2. Click the Cog icon to enter control panel and go to Playback.

3. Clik the options below to slow down or speed up the playback speed.

change speed on potplayer

2. Change Spotify playback speed on Third-Party DJ App

You can also put the song in a third-party DJ app such as Djay Pro and you can change the BPM of the song and you can even change the pitch of the song in such apps.

change speed on dj app

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