Speedtest for Android now tells you if your Wi-Fi connection can support 4K resolution for streaming video

On occasion, you may have experienced problems when it comes to playing streaming content, especially video and of a certain quality, since it requires a solid network connection. Problems that the new tool that introduces the Speedtest app on Android wants to solve thanks to a test that determines the video quality our connection supports.

Speed ​​test it one of the most popular speed meters, either through the web version or by using the dedicated mobile application. What if until now it allowed to know the connection speed, now determines the video quality that our Wi-Fi network supports, serving as an orientation the one that Netflix recommends a minimum of 25 Mbps to access 4K resolution.

Avoid buffering


The new feature is available in both the Speedtest version that can be downloaded from the App Store like the one available in Google Play Store for Android, operating system on which it now debuts.


The dedicated video test It is accessible from the app for iOS and Android by means of a new icon which, in the shape of a triangle, appears next to the classic speed meter.

Speedtest Ios

The test is very short and takes no more than a minute. When you start it, Speedtest will test the adaptive bitrate, streaming in FullHD and 4K with a real video and it will indicate the maximum resolution to which we aspire.

The Speedtest video test plays a real video for real results. To do this, it measures the adaptive bit rate, the loading times and the buffer that we can expect depending on our connection and how to conclude indicates which device is ideal to take advantage of the maximum resolution.

With this new system, the application is in charge of detecting the bandwidth and the capacity of the user’s CPU and adjusting the quality of the streaming dynamically. It’s about avoiding buffering that occurs when the playback speed is faster than the content is lowered, causing pauses and stops in the video.


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