As you may know, some Netflix users have had to deal with their internet service providers throttling traffic to the online video streaming service. Even if you didn’t know you were being throttled, you likely noticed that Netflix’s quality wasn’t up to par.
So you can see how it’s in the company’s best interest to have its subscribers know just how good or bad their internet connection is. To that end, Netflix has launched a new website that lets users test their internet speed, so they can have the info for themselves.
Netflix has launched Fast.com to show users the real-time speed of their internet connection. The website was created to give people “greater insight and control of their internet service.”
The website is available right now at Fast.com but we don’t know when the app will arrive. It works like any other internet speed testing website and displays the connection speed in megabits per second.
“When you’re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you’re getting from your Internet service provider,” writes Netflix vice president of content delivery architecture David Fullagar in a blog post, “adding that Using Netflix servers, fast.com works like other globally available tools including speedtest.net, and the results should be similar in most cases.”
Go check it out and see if your speed is what it should be.
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