Netflix has launched Fast.com, a tool to help Internet users test the speed of their broadband connection.
It works anywhere in the world, whether on mobile or fixed-line connections, and is advertisement free, said Netflix.
“When you’re experiencing streaming issues, Fast.com allows you to check the download speeds you’re getting from your Internet service provider.”
“Using Netflix servers, Fast.com works like other tools including speedtest.net, and the results should be similar in most cases.”
Netflix said the speed test is different to the 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.”