Netflix, one of the world’s leading video-streaming services, has launched a new tool called Fast.com which will check internet speeds for users across the world.
Fast.com is a simple-to-use website to help users discover how fast their Internet connection is, whether on mobile or broadband. The service is ad-free with a streamlined design that is quick and easy to understand, says Netflix.
Netflix says that when a user is experiencing streaming issues, fast.com allows them to check the download speeds. The service uses Netflix servers, and is similar to other globally available tools including speedtest.net. Users have the option of comparing the results from the service with speedtest.net.
Netflix says the, “consumer speed test is different from their Netflix ISP Speed Index.” The speed index measures average monthly speeds of actual Netflix streams during prime time hours.
Fast.com works in any country, and it is free for everyone. Users don’t need a Netflix account to try out the service.