Netflix launches iOS and Android apps for its internet speed test service


Netflix began helping its users test their internet connection for streaming speeds in May when it introduced Fast.com. Now it is bringing that service to mobile with the launch of apps for iOS and Android, as first spotted by 9to5Mac.

Just like the Fast.com website for desktops, the “Fast Speed Test” apps give you a reading on the kind of speed you can expect Netflix to run at using your connection. There’s a grey counter clock which changes while recording the speed, and the app offers to show your connection speed on Speedtest. When clicked, that link sends you to a page to download the Speedtest mobile apps.

Its super basic app with a clean UI and no ads because it is literally only about getting that speed reading.

As we explained at the launch of Fast.com, the…

Read Story