Netflix launches simple speed testing site

Netflix launches simple speed testing site
Netflix has launched a rival to Speedtest.net, a simple site that shows you fast your Internet connection is.

Head over to Fast.com and the site will calculate your download speeds, the determining factor in how solid your video quality is when streaming from Netflix.

That's it.

Netflix does note that if your Netflix streaming experience is not optimal but your speeds are fast, then your ISP may be throttling your connection.



Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 19 May 2016 23:54
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  • 3 comments
  • mcdyer

    I'm getting very different results between the 2,i wonder which is more accurate?

    20.5.2016 14:53 #1

  • mahlemuts

    I got quite consistent results from these 3 sites (I have a 50mb service)

    fast.com - 52mbps

    speedtest.net - 51.8mbps

    speedof.me - 52.9mbps

    No site will be properly accurate, but good as a guide only - I tend to download large iso's to test my download speeds

    22.5.2016 15:51 #2

  • archer310

    fast.com doesn't work for me - just says "Could not reach our servers to perform the test. You may not be connected to the internet". Used speedtest.net before and tried speedof.me. Both report similar results. Fail for Netflix I guess.

    25.5.2016 21:06 #3

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