Movies and TV series streaming platform, Netflix has announced the launch of fast.com, a simple-to-use website to check your Internet connection speed.
According to the company, the fast.com service which will be available globally will be ad free with a streamlined design that is quick and easy to understand on mobile and PC.
“We all want a faster, better Internet, yet Internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your Internet service provider. When you’re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you’re getting from your Internet service provider,” David Fullagar, Vice President of content delivery architecture in a blog post on the company’s website.
He says that using Netflix servers, fast.com works like other globally available tools including speedtest.net, and the results should be similar in most cases.
‘This consumer speed test is different than our Netflix ISP Speed Index. Fast.com measures your personal Internet connection at any given time. The speed index measures average monthly speeds of actual Netflix streams during prime time hours,” Fullagar adds.
Netflix says that, just like the cellular data controls it recently introduced, fast.com is another tool consumers can use for greater insight and control of their Internet service. It works in any country, and it is free for everyone whether a Netflix member or not.