New Speedtest.net app released for Windows 10 users

Khushaar Tanveer avatar. By: Khushaar Tanveer
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Ookla has been the go-to site for speed tests for a long time now. To use its services, one had to visit their website — that is, until its latest release of Windows 10 PCs and the Surface Hub app. The Windows Phone 8.1 app has been there for years, and this new addition is quite convenient for Windows 10 users.

The latest version 1.0.41.0 of Speedtest is now available for download for Windows 10 PCs. The mobile version isn’t out yet, but the layout for the PC app looks mobile-ready and contains all necessary aspects to run on a mobile device. Strangely, it can’t be adapted to a bigger screened device, though, fueling speculation the app was originally a phone app. We also observed some glitches in the app which is probably why it isn’t out for mobile yet. Though if you still want it on your phone, you can first download the PC app and then go to My Library in the store from your phone. The app functions perfectly on a PC but when resized, glitches and returns to its original size.

The interface has a combination of sharp, clear, bold fonts and an easy ‘Go’ button that when pressed, calculates your Ping, Download and Upload rates while updating and saving your test history. The results can later be pushed via Windows Share Picker to external apps like Outlook and Twitter.

The app is currently out for the Surface Hub, PC, and mobile devices but is fully functional on other platforms as well. As far as the official release of the mobile app is concerned, the Windows 8.1 version clearly has a larger user base than Windows 10 so it’s probably unlikely for them launching a mobile app anytime soon.

The latest app is available here and the older, more stable version here.

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