You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Netflix launches Fast.com, a dead-simple speed test

Engadget Engadget 18/05/2016 Richard Lawler
My Fast.com results on a Comcast cable connection: 89mbps down. © Provided by Engadget My Fast.com results on a Comcast cable connection: 89mbps down. © Provided by Engadget

For obvious reasons, Netflix is obsessed with the speed and quality of your internet connection. To help keep you up to date on how your connection is doing, it's launched Fast.com, a trademarked webpage that simply loads and runs a speed test, no user intervention necessary. While it also links to speedtest.net to help those looking for more details and control, Fast.com is pared down with no ads, no plugins, no configuration and not even an option to check upload speeds.

Netflix probably has all the data it can handle on broadband connections worldwide, but opening its own speedtest site shouldn't hurt. VP David Fullagar says the test will work on mobile or broadband anywhere in the world, so no matter what, it can go in your toolkit as an easy check when things are loading slower than you think they should.

Fast.com, Netflix Blog

More from Engadget

image beaconimage beaconimage beacon