Nifty trick helps to give Netflix a bit of a speed boost

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Are you desperate to spend even more time binge watching your favourite Netflix shows?

If you are, there is a way to move through the Netflix queue if you are prepared to tinker away with your web browser.

The new trick was revealed by those clever people at Efficiency is Everything who have shown that you can download the video speed controller extension, imaginatively named Video Speed Controller.

Video Speed Controller.

Installing the Video Speed Controller means that your shows will be available a touch quicker – approximately 6 minutes for every hour as the speed is 1.1x.

For this trick to work you need the Netflix HTML5 player and this is usually the default one available on modern machines that use the latest version of Chrome.

All you need to do then is install Video Speed Controller and away you go! Just open Netflix, choose your favourite show, and then press the D key on your keyboard to increase the playback speed.

You can also hover your mouse over the playback speed icon in the top right hand corner of the screen.

With some shows and films you may not be able to tell much of a difference in the speed but the time saved will give you the opportunity to get away from the sofa and take in some fresh air – or free up more time to watch even more shows on Netflix!

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