Button that toggles Playback speed from normal to custom setting, and back again
I enjoy and appreciate PA's ability to set the playback speed. Some podcasts I listen to are poorly recorded and suffer greatly from increased speed, even a minor adjustment of 1.1X or 1.2X
It would be nice if there was a button on the front of the UI of the app that lets you toggle from Normal playback speed to the custom setting, and back again.
If the behavior of the current speed adjustment was modified so tap would toggle the adjustment on/off and long press would go to The current interface I think that would be ideal or vice versa; long press for toggle.
Or even just put the toggle switch from within the adjustment screen next to the speed indicator in the main player, there seems to be room...
Ben Betts commented
Many podcasts also include interstitial music.
Rewinding to hear a segment of speech, and toggling speed is also a common action.
The list of needs for this feature, and the complete lack of need for fiddling with 3-4 fine-tuned speed settings through milti-click sequences while you're just trying to listen to a podcast ... I mean, really.
This is a simple UX win that would differentiate an app head and shoulders above the half-assed functionality of the rest of the market.