Have you heard about FAST? It a speed test website made by Netflix, which helps users to find out what is their Internet speed. Although it started as a website, FAST is now an application available on Android and iOS. Netflix thought that are so many people who are using smartphones more often than laptops and that is why this app was created.
What you need to know about FAST is that it is very easy to use. It implies a single dial and delivers the real internet download speed at that moment. Unlike other speed tests, FAST does not show the IP address, the provider we are using or the upload speed. So it is very easy for everyone to understand how to use it. It does not matter if you are a member of Netflix or not, you can use the app without any problem no matter what.According to the company, millions of people has tested their connections since it was launched.
The application is free and you may wonder what are the advantages of Netflix for releasing this app? Well, first of all, they get to more customers. People use FAST, they like it and want to try Netflix too. Secondly, it helps the company to gain information about the internet service providers who do not have a higher speed.
Netflix explained why they chose only to show the download speed. It seems that the goal of this application is simplicity. The consumer wants to know how fast data travels from server to him/her when they are viewing web pages, shopping online or watching their favorite music video.
FAST can be better than other popular testing sites because it tests the user’s connection to the Netflix servers. This means that the internet service providers will not be ale to adjust network performance to gain a better result. Even though we are not getting any upload speed, the application seems to be very useful and we are sure more and more people will use it.
The average Internet speed seems to be on the rise in the U.S., but there is still some issue in comparison with other countries. The internet service providers promised to improve the internet speed in the near future. We are waiting to see if that will happen and what other plans Netflix has for FAST.
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