Netflix's Fast Speed Test service gets native iOS and Android apps
While there are many options available for checking the speed of your Internet connection, the Fast Speed Test specifically caters to those who have issues with reliable high-definition Netflix video streaming. This is because, unlike similar speed-testing tools, Fast only measures the speed of the connection to the same servers that Netflix uses to stream video to its users.
In a similar fashion to the web-based Fast.com speed test, the iOS and Android apps are quite simple in nature, which is a quality given that they’re designed with a single purpose in mind. There are no servers to select: just open the app and it will instantly start testing the speed of your connection to the Netflix servers.
After about a minute or so, the app will provide a rating in Kpbs. For more advanced (and more generic) Internet bandwidth measurements, the Fast Speed Test app also provides a link to the Speedtest website, where you can download the various apps or perform a test in the browser.
Here, check out these screenshots for a feel of the design:
What do you guys think of the new Fast Speed Test app? How fast is your connection to the Netflix servers (screenshots or it didn't happen)?