The internet speed is essential when using Netflix. Streaming platform knows this importance and has launched a new tool, Fast, which now help users to measure the speed of their networks. It is not of any exclusive for subscribers of Netflix feature, since it can be used by any internet user.
The functioning of this tool is very easy and do not need any technical knowledge. Single user must enter Fast.com and the website will automatically start to measure the speed of your network. After completing this process, Fast not allows to compare the results with Speedtest.net.
Fast uses Netflix servers to operate and can be used anywhere, regardless of where we find ourselves internationally and without relying on the device with which we connect (computer, tablet, smartphone…). Fast can become the tool most widely used in the future thanks to its simple URL and its clear interface, although only show us the download speed.
For now there is no knowledge about the possible launch of an app, although with Netflix we must not rule out any option.
David Fullagar, Vice President of Netflix content distribution architecture, explained in a statement intended to fast company. “When you have problems streaming, Fast.com allows to review the download speed offered by your service provider,” detailed Fullagar. In addition, the statement has also served to specify that this speed test is different from the rate of speed ISP that Netflix used to analyze service operators.
“We all want internet access better and faster, however, we see that the speeds vary by the number of users on your local network or ISP congestion.”
The possible rapidity or slowness of internet greatly influences when it comes to access to content stored in the cloud and Netflix has established Fast so that users verify it. The speed of networks has already brought several problems to the platform, which publishes several lists where lets see which company provides the best internet.
One of these lists caused a clash between Netflix and Movistar in late 2015. The analysis made by the platform on the average speed of transmission of data in Spain was established that Movistar was the operator more slowly in Spain, with only 2.15 Mb per second. Movistar, which has Yomvi, did not hesitate to react and explained that its service complied with the interconnection regulation established by the authorities and regulations.
Netflix plays a key role in the change that is occurring at the time of consuming television. After landing in January in 130 country, platform has already definitely global and not put limits when it comes to succeed around the world.
Although it went competition during the past months, as Amazon Prime, Netflix currently leads in the world streaming platforms.