How to Find Out Your True Netflix Video Streaming Speed

Dave LeClair 20-05-2016

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If you point your browser to the site, it’ll start a speed test immediately. There’s no picking servers or checking ping. It just loads for a second, and then shows your down speed. There’s no ads or anything stuff cluttering up the page, so it truly is a… fast… experience.

There’s a link to go to SpeedTest.net for more detailed information, but Netflix that says it went with this basic approach because “download speed is most relevant for people who are consuming content on the Internet, and we want fast.com to be very simple and fast.”

Next time you want a quick way to find out if your Internet is up to snuff, Fast.com might be a good option, as long as you don’t mind a minimalist approach.


What’s your down speed? Let’s see who’s fastest in the comments below (mine is in the screenshot).

Image Credit: Netflix by scyther5 via Shutterstock

Related topics: Internet, Media Streaming, Netflix, Online Video.

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  1. Mike
    May 22, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    rural NC...1.3 mbps, best ever...2.0 mbps

  2. john m
    May 22, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    4.0 in Cairns Australia with Telstra. At least we beat someone

  3. Anonymous
    May 22, 2016 at 1:08 am

    13 - vodafone ADSL.


  4. barry
    May 21, 2016 at 2:05 am

    9.0 for me and I love watching movies here.

  5. Anonymous
    May 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

    3.6mbps....not 36 or 260 but a miserable 3.6mbps.

    I live in the middle of nowhere. If I look over my fence all I can see is the country of Wales.... and rain.

    I normal don't have any issues watching Netflix, although some days I have to cope with that little red streaming circle and blocky picture.... but that probably only once of twice a month.

    Our Queen has said we will soon have the "legal right" to demand at least 10mbps which should make life a bit easier, but I'm not holding my breath.