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Netflix’s Fast.com Now Measures Upload Speeds

Dave Parrack 19-07-2018

In 2016, Netflix launched Fast.com How to Find Out Your True Netflix Video Streaming Speed Internet speed tests tend to be inaccurate because ISPs throttle Netflix. Want to know your true Netflix speed? Use this website instead. Read More as a simple internet speed test which showed you your download speed and nothing else. After all, anyone watching Netflix really only needs to know their download speed, with everything else being immaterial.


However, after consulting regular Fast.com users, Netflix has now decided to include more information about your internet connection. Namely, your upload speed and connection latency. Which should help you judge whether your ISP is treating you well.

Netflix Adds Your Upload Speed and Latency

Having generated more than half a billion speed tests over the past two years, Netflix is adding upload speeds and connection latency to the information offered. However, Fast.com is still simple to use and completely free of adverts. Unlike other speed tests.

Just point your web browser at Fast.com, and once the page has loaded it will start testing your download speed. Once that test is complete, you can now click on “Show more info” to see your upload speed and latency on both loaded and unloaded connections.

In a post on the Netflix Media Center, Netflix explains what these terms and numbers mean. Upload speed is how fast your data is being uploaded to the internet. Latency is the time it takes for data to travel from your device to the server and back again.


For Netflix, your download speed is all-important. And the worse it is, the more likely you are to experience buffering while watching your favorite show. However, for anything which requires data to travel both ways, your upload speed and latency are also important.

Are You Getting the Speed Your ISP Promised?

It’s advisable to test your internet speed often. Because even if you haven’t noticed a problem, seeing the raw numbers on a screen will ensure you’re getting the speeds your ISP promised you. And if you’re not getting those speeds, it’s time to consider switching.

While having a solid internet speed is essential for watching Netflix, it isn’t the only thing you might need. A VPN that works with Netflix Which VPNs Still Work With Netflix? Netflix is cracking down on VPNs, but there are a few that still work. Here are the best VPNs to use with Netflix. Read More would be a good start. And then there are these great gift ideas for Netflix addicts 8 Great Gift Ideas for Netflix Addicts Millions of people subscribe to Netflix, which makes the streaming service a rich vein for gift ideas. Here we select eight great gift ideas for anyone addicted to Netflix! Read More everywhere.

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  1. Zhong
    September 2, 2018 at 2:54 am

    Any difference compared to Ookla?

  2. Philip Neighbour
    July 28, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    The netflixes are the most terrible. I hate the whole wild internets

  3. Philip Neighbor
    July 28, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    I hate netflix. And the whole wild internets.

  4. Braden Karony
    July 28, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    wow i love netflix!