Internet speed test, powered by Netflix

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#2 Product of the DayMay 18, 2016



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Nick Rempel
Nick Rempel@nbrempel · indie hacker
This is a really interesting move. I think it is common for ISPs to prioritize traffic to speed testing websites in order to inflate the test numbers. At the same time, many ISPs throttle Netflix use. By aiming to be a popular speed testing site, Netflix empowers the consumers to call out ISPs that are cheating their customers. Normally, an ISP could just add the speed test site to their whitelist for high priority traffic. In this case, that would not only improve the test numbers here but also improve the quality of Netflix streaming since the test uses Netflix's streaming servers!
Alain Lagrecque
Alain Lagrecque@alainlagrecque
My thoughts exactly @nbrempel - a really smart move by Netflix. A domain like that could easily have cost $1 million and I think we know a company like Netflix doesn't shell out that kind of cash just to build a "simpler" version of
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
@alangarrec looks like they also own 😄
Alain Lagrecque
Alain Lagrecque@alainlagrecque
@jackdweck - yeah I thought so too, but whois is different, and a dude on HN said it's his and he just redirected it: Still - they could buy it 💰
Deron Sizemore
Deron Sizemore@deronsizemore · Owner at
@nbrempel So essentially ISP's can't whitelist this domain without also positively effecting Netflix streaming services?
Rushabh Gandhi
Rushabh Gandhi@grushabh · Founder,
@nbrempel Its a classic 'video platform that does not want to pay for bandwidth' vs ISP move. Similar to
Clément Raffenoux
Clément Raffenoux@craffenoux · Co-founder @onecashapp
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Services for startups
I dont need this. Constantly: SLOW seriously...this is my home WiFi
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
@bentossell I'm so sorry, Ben.
Robert Headley
Robert Headley@robertheadley
@bentossell What kind of internet connection do you have?
Mike Holford
Mike Holford@mikelholford
Internet speed here at
Ryan HooverPro@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
New game! Post a screenshot of your top score. Here's mine from Product Hunt HQ:
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Services for startups
@rrhoover what a way to make me feel worse
Jack Dweck
Jack Dweck@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
@rrhoover ...from Unroll.Me HQ 😁
Mihai Anca
Mihai Anca@ropiku · Payments Engineer at Coinbase
Mike Coutermarsh
Mike Coutermarsh@mscccc · Code @ GitHub