Hi, I recently upgraded to an s20 + from my old s7 (after 3.5 years well served). I usually wake up and ask the Google Assistant to "play the news", which is already set up with my list of selected news sources.
My old s7 used to (and still does) read the news at 1.7x speed because I clearly remember that I did it faster using the "play the news" user interface. (It was similar to a tuning radio needle that moved along the bottom of the frequency band to increase / decrease speed.)
I can't seem to find the settings on the s20 + anymore. Also, I went back to s7 to look for the settings and it is no longer there too. Either I'm looking in the wrong place for the settings on both devices, or Google has updated the app and the option to increase the speed of news playback has disappeared.
It doesn't explain why my s7 still plays the news in the old 1.7x configuration. I tried to tell the wizard "play faster", "play at a speed of 1.7x", etc., but respond "to change the speed for that, use the Google app"