Netflix just launched an app that shows you how fast your internet really is

In May, Netflix released a new online tool called that showed you how fast your internet connection really is on mobile or broadband. All you have to do is go to, and Netflix will run a test.

Now Netflix has released iOS and Android apps for the tool (called Fast Speed Test).

While some sites already do this, including — which the Netflix tool links to, in case you’d like to compare results — Netflix’s pitch is that its tool is “ad free with a streamlined design that is quick and easy to understand.”

Here was the full introduction blog post from Netflix’s David Fullagar:

Today we are launching, a simple-to-use website to help you see how fast your Internet connection is, whether on mobile or broadband, anywhere in the world. And like the Netflix service, it’s ad free with a streamlined design that is quick and easy to understand.

We all want a faster, better Internet, yet Internet speeds vary greatly and can be affected by other users on your network or congestion with your Internet service provider. When you’re experiencing streaming issues, allows you to check the download speeds you’re getting from your Internet service provider. Using Netflix servers, works like other globally available tools including, and the results should be similar in most cases.

This consumer speed test is different than our Netflix ISP Speed Index. measures your personal Internet connection at any given time. The speed index measures average monthly speeds of actual Netflix streams during prime time hours.

Like the cellular data controls we recently introduced, is another tool consumers can use for greater insight and control of their Internet service. works in any country, and it is free for everyone — whether a Netflix member or not. Give it a try at

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