Netflix has unveiled a free tool for measuring Internet speed — no subscription needed.All you have to do is go to Fast.com, and the tool will measure your Internet speed at that particular moment, whether you re on mobile or broadband.
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, David Fullagar, Netflix s vice president of content delivery architecture, wrote in the post.
When you re experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you re getting from your Internet service provider.
Fast.com works like similar tools out there, and Netflix s site even provides a link so you can compare its results with speedtest.net.
But Netflix points out that its tool has no ads.This rollout comes a couple of weeks after the company launched a way for its subscribers to control their data use when they watch Netflix.
That move came in response to complaints over Netflix throttling video streams to mobile users.In addition, Netflix has an ISP Speed Index that measures average monthly speeds of actual Netflix streams during prime time hours.