Roku Device Features, Settings & Updates

Help configuring Roku device settings, using Roku OS features such as screen mirroring, adjusting display type and audio settings, using Guest Mode, and assistance with software updates.
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
ykt28403
Level 7

Watch at 2x speed

Can I watch any of the channels (ex. Netflix) at a higher or slower speed (ex. 2x)? I can do so on my laptop, but would love to be able to do so using my Roku player.
11 Replies
atc98092
Level 15

Re: Watch at 2x speed

I've never seen that option with any Roku channel. 
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
0 Kudos
dfgsrzwer
Level 8

Re: Watch at 2x speed

I've nwver seen that on ANY device other than a player with physical media. FF through thumbnails, yeah. Actually watch (why anyone would want to), no.
Charter Spectrum 60; d-link dual band router
Roku 4210, 3710; Xbox One, 360; Samsung BD player
Samsung tablet; Windows Vista laptop; LG phone
Toshiba DVD-R; Sony AVR; Panasonic AR
1080p and 720p TVs
0 Kudos
renojim
Level 9

Re: Watch at 2x speed

Windows Media Center had/has this feature (although it was more like 1.5x or less). I think it's a great feature and use it quite often with WMC to get through boring sections of a show or simply watch something more quickly. Especially good for talking head shows.

-JT
0 Kudos
dfgsrzwer
Level 8

Re: Watch at 2x speed

WMC was, for the most part, software that played back recorded content (ie, physical media).
Charter Spectrum 60; d-link dual band router
Roku 4210, 3710; Xbox One, 360; Samsung BD player
Samsung tablet; Windows Vista laptop; LG phone
Toshiba DVD-R; Sony AVR; Panasonic AR
1080p and 720p TVs
0 Kudos
atc98092
Level 15

Re: Watch at 2x speed

I still use WMC for OTA recording, because I can't find any replacement for the Movie Guide it offers. many WMC replacements offer channel guides, but you can't filter for only movies, as well as sub-categories. However, I've never used WMC for playback, so I can't say for sure what playback speed options are still available. And it may or may not be able to do that with a DVD/Blu Ray. It might be limited to media files (ripped discs, recorded TV).
Dan
Roku Stick (3600), Ultra (4640), Premiere (3920), Insignia 720p Roku TV, Sharp 4K Roku TV, Nvidia Shield, Windows 10 Pro x64 running Serviio and Plex on a wired Gigabit network.
0 Kudos
Highlighted
renojim
Level 9

Re: Watch at 2x speed

When I get back to my WMC machine I'll do some tests, but to say recorded content is physical media is ridiculous.

-JT
0 Kudos
dfgsrzwer
Level 8

Re: Watch at 2x speed

"renojim" wrote:
but to say recorded content is physical media is ridiculous.

-JT

???

That statement is what is ridiculous...if it is on a hard drive, optical disc, cassette tape, carved in stone, etc it is "physical".

It's moot anyway, as WMC is software not a device.
Charter Spectrum 60; d-link dual band router
Roku 4210, 3710; Xbox One, 360; Samsung BD player
Samsung tablet; Windows Vista laptop; LG phone
Toshiba DVD-R; Sony AVR; Panasonic AR
1080p and 720p TVs
mikebdoss
Level 9

Re: Watch at 2x speed

"dfgsrzwer" wrote:
"renojim" wrote:
but to say recorded content is physical media is ridiculous.

-JT

???

That statement is what is ridiculous...if it is on a hard drive, optical disc, cassette tape, carved in stone, etc it is "physical".

It's moot anyway, as WMC is software not a device.

Under that definition, ALL media is therefore "physical". That makes the term useless. 

When people talk about physical media, they're talking about DVDs and CDs and VHS tapes and books - not masses of media on a hard drive. 
0 Kudos
Geemu
Level 7

Re: Watch at 2x speed

Just being a file at all makes it physical too now. Whether its streaming, saved on a cd in your hand, or saved on a server at Netflix-- those bites live somewhere. And dont even get me started about photon particles.
0 Kudos