is Netflix’s simple internet speed test

Netflix today launched, a simple advertisement-free, in-browser tool designed to help users measure their internet speeds.

While similar services – such as – already exist and provide users with more detailed information, is designed to streamline the experience by simply showing download speed. As such, doesn't display metrics such as ping, upload speed, and latency.

"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," said Netflix vice president of content delivery architecture David Fullagar.

"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."

Since communicates directly with Netflix servers, it also provides users with a way to check if their provider is slowing their connection to Netflix (for eif the result is much faster than the result). While this hasn't yet been a problem in Australia, some internet providers in the United States have been known to intentionally slow traffic to Netflix. works on desktop, smartphone, and smart TV web browsers, and doesn't rely on third party plugins such as Flash.

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