Netflix Is Taking Charge With Fast.Com: What Prompted Famous Streaming Service To Provide New Service?

By Roleen Delos Reyes , Updated May 20, 2016 08:23 AM EDT
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People can chill now as Netflix addressed the turtle-paced streaming of your favorite series to an end. Netflix takes matters into their own hands as they launched the new site, Fast.com. The popular streaming service wants to give users monitoring powers over the efficiency of their internet.

According to Venture Beat, Fast.com by Netflix purchased the domain as early as last month. The trademark is also being processed for the Fast.com logo. The speed gauging website is expected to come on a live site and a non-downloadable version. There is no word yet from Netflix when the other version will be unveiled.

Previously, Netflix catered to the needs of their users by allowing changes in the video quality of your stream depending on the strength of connectivity. Accessibility and user-friendliness is the key for Netflix goal to make streaming as uninterrupted and addictive as possible.

With Fast.com, Netflix found the tool to inform users whether it is the streaming service or their internet that is causing the problem. The results of Fast.com can be linked to speedtest.net as Netflix wishes to triangulate results garnered by their own tool.

Netflix Content Delivery VP David Fullagar wrote, "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."

The Verge also reported that mobile and broadband are covered by Netflix Fast.com. After all, streaming lags can happen no matter where or what device you are currently using. However, "Netflix" was quick to say that Fast.com is also open to non-Netflix users.

While Fast.com lacks data crunching, Netflix goal is simple and that is to provide simple information on the megabytes per second consumption. Based on Tech Crunch, the simple information dissemination can somehow relieve Netflix of the fault by passing it to the internet providers.

Fast.com is made to be fuss free with no ads interruption or too much clicking. Just like how Netflix wishes to deliver their service, whether the users care or not.

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