Short Bytes: Fast.com is a simple internet connection speed test tool launched by Netflix. It tells you the real-time download speeds and gives you a link to compare your results with the famous Ookla’s Speedtest.net. Netflix says that it measures your current download speed by performing a series of downloads from Netflix servers.
Are you tired of your ISP’s deception and the slow internet connection speed? Well, you have an option of checking your connection speed and filing a complaint. To check the internet connection speeds, numerous broadband tests are available and they have their own specialties.
While many of you might be using Ookla’s Speedtest from time to time, Netflix is here with the simplest internet connection speed test ever called fast.com. They also give the option to compare your results with Ookla internet connection speed test.
As you visit the newly released service, you see a minimal interface that just measures your internet service provider’s download speed. After a few seconds of the test, the results are right in front of you in huge digits.
Unlike Ookla’s test, fast.com shows no ads and is designed by Netflix to check your download speeds if you are facing any streaming issues with your ISP.
How to take Fast.com internet connection speed test?
As I earlier said, you just need to visit Fast.com and your test automatically starts. If you want to check the internet connection speed once more, you need to hit the reload button and the test starts again.
Fast.com measures your current download speed by performing a series of downloads from Netflix servers. “This consumer speed test is different than our Netflix ISP Speed Index. Fast.com measures your personal Internet connection at any given time,” the Netflix website writes.
Earlier in May, Netflix also introduced a tool to help the users control how much data they use.
Fast.com vs Ookla Speedtest.net results:
I decided to take both Fast.com and Ookla Speedtest and there was a surprising difference between those. While Speedtest.net recorded a download speed of 40-60 Mbps, Fast.com’s result was stuck around 10 Mbps.
Go ahead, take the both internet connection speed tests, and share your results with us in the comments below.