Internet speed test on Netflix: how to check from a mobile app

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Internet speed test on Netflix: how to check from a mobile app. You know that through the Netflix app you have the possibility to test your internet line and see its actual speed.

Yes, thanks to a specific section in the settings of the Netflix app it is possible to touch your internet line.

Internet speed test on Netflix

All you have to do is have the Netflix app installed on your smartphone or tablet and have it connected to the internet line to be tested.



Here's how you need to proceed:

  • Open the Netflix app
  • Click on other bottom on the right (the three horizontal lines)
  • Now tap on App Settings
  • scroll down and under the Diagnostics section click on Internet Speed ​​Test

This is nothing more than the link to Fast.com which will open and scan the speed of your Internet line.

At the end of the test you will actually know the speed of dowload in Mbps.

What is Fast.com

Fast.com estimates your current Internet download speed. You can typically get this speed from major Internet services that use globally distributed servers.

Why does Fast.com only indicate download speed?

Download speed is especially important for those who consume content on the Internet and we want Fast.com to be a very simple and quick speed test.

Why doesn't Fast.com indicate parameters such as ping, latency and jitter?

Fast.com is an easy-to-use tool that allows consumers to check the speed provided by their ISP. It is not a speed test analytical or diagnostic suite for network engineers.

How is the download speed calculated?

To calculate the download speed, Fast.com performs a series of downloads from Netflix servers.



Does the Fast.com speed test work anywhere in the world?

Fast.com checks internet speed globally on any device (mobile, laptop or smart TV with browser).

Why does Netflix offer the Fast.com speed test?

We want our subscribers to have the ability to get an estimate of the Internet speed provided by their ISP quickly and easily, without ads.


What can i do if i don't get the speed i paid for?

If the results from Fast.com and other speed tests frequently indicate speeds lower than what you paid for, you can ask your ISP for clarification.

How to check your network with Netflix

If you encounter connection problems and Netflix does not work properly you can run the Check network test on the app.


Here's how you need to proceed:

  • Open the Netflix app
  • Click on other bottom on the right (the three horizontal lines)
  • Now tap on App Settings
  • scroll down and under the Diagnostics section click on Check the Network

By pressing on Start Test you can check if there are any Internet connection problems which may prevent you from using Netflix.

You can also test your internet line through the best adsl and fiber tests on the web.


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