After two years of its launch, now the Netflix’s internet speed test is getting an update. The Fast.com now measures to evaluate latency and also the upload speed of any videos. And before it, the Netflix would only show the download speed of any video. Recently, the Netflix said that since their launch the Netflix is running almost 500 million tests and with half of those happening in the precedent seven months.
However, the Fast.com is the very useful speed tests out there since it will also measure your connection directly to the Netflix’s servers. But in some cases, the internet providers seem to optimize connections to the most popular speed tests to make their network appear stronger than the others. In this situation, doing that would merely mean that the speed is improving continuously at which we are easily able to stream the Netflix; so eventually, the test is measuring something meaningful.
Although the upload speeds are not pretty as relevant to the Netflix, but it is a precious stat to have on hand if you are incredulous about whether you are getting the speeds that you pay for. And now the test will also display the latency, broken down into the “loaded” and “unloaded” categories whether your network connection is busy or not which should essentially give an additional perspective on how rapidly your computer system is connecting to the Netflix’s servers.
The Netflix also explained that they are adding some additional info as several users desire more information. And formerly, the Fast.com said that they did not include the analogous details because it’s not a diagnostic speed test suite and network engineer’s analysis.
About two years ago, Google also launched a speed test tool. Although the Speed tests are by no means which is hard to come by, but it can test your speed against some major websites easily is one of the good options to have.