When it comes to video streaming, a simple speed test is not enough. Speed tests simply move large data objects from a server across a network to your device, and measure performance based on how long it took. But it will not tell you how well-distributed the transfer was. For today’s streaming, performance consistency is critical to a high quality streaming experience. Spectator NOW measures actual streams for accurate results. Using your provided video URL, or one of the included test URLs, Spectator NOW identifies the video’s available source bit rates (the rendition set), and graphically illustrates the current and average playback bit rate and rate shifts during the playback session. IneoQuest’s patented VeriStream measurement and scoring technology delivers easily understood results. Spectator NOW also measures the streaming capacity of the connection, so you can learn if your network connection can support even higher quality, such as 4K/UHD or HD 1080p.