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Install Fast on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS- Check Internet Speed on Terminal

Fast App on Ubuntu


ast App: It is a simple application created by Netflix which is used to determine your Internet Speed. The main advantage of this application is that unlike Speedtest, the interface of Fast is simple, ad-free, and very fast and hence not consuming data and time of users. Fast is available as a Web app which you can easily access through browser any time and also as an Android and ios App. However, Fast is made much simpler for Linux Ubuntu users by providing the option of running the app on the Terminal itself. In this article, we will see How to Install Fast on Ubuntu and run it on Terminal.

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How to Install Fast on Ubuntu 19.04, 18.04.2 LTS using Snap:

  • Recently, Snap Announced that “Fast” service is now available for Ubuntu and can be used on the terminal itself to check the Internet Speed. The following are the commands to be used to install Fast on Ubuntu and Ubuntu and Debian based Distros.
$sudo snap install fast
Fast on Ubuntu
Installation Command
Note: Snap is pre-installed on Ubuntu 16.04 and Higher Versions. If you using Older version or for any reasons, use the following command to install snap manually.

$sudo apt install snapd

Use Fast Application on the Ubuntu Terminal:

Now that the application is installed on the Ubuntu let us get to know How to use it on the Terminal. The steps are really simple.

  • Open Terminal using CTRL +ALT +T.
  • Then comes the usual App opening in Ubuntu. Type “fast” and press Enter key. The application will start to run on the Terminal itself and will get you the Download Speed of your Internet. The output as follows.
Fast on Ubuntu
The output of Fast on the Terminal

Install Fast Application using Ubuntu Software- GUI Method:

Though “Fast” application runs only on the terminal and does not have a GUI, with the arrival of Ubuntu Software, it is now possible to install Fast Application from Ubuntu Software and hence not getting much into Terminal for installing the application.

  • Go to All Applications.
  • Search and Locate Ubuntu Software and Open it.
    Postman Linux
    Ubuntu Software
  • Click on the Search Symbol that is available on the Top of the Window.
    Postman Linux
    Search Symbol
  • A Search bar will appear now. Search for the “Fast App.
  • Once you locate the application, Click on that and Choose Install.
    Fast on Ubuntu
    Choose Install
  • Kindly wait for the application to install.
  • Once the app is installed, then you can run it on the Terminal.

How to Remove Fast App from Ubuntu:

Use the following command on the Terminal to remove Fast application from Ubuntu.

$sudo snap remove fast
Fast on Ubuntu
Remove Fast App from Ubuntu

Missing out Snap on your Ubuntu Distros?

Snap Linux
Snapcraft Store

Snap is a Package Manager that helps users to install a number of applications on their Ubuntu environment. Snap is pre-installed on Ubuntu 16.04 and Higher Versions. However, if you are using older versions or if the snap is missing from your system then Kindly check out: How to Install Snap on Linux Ubuntu

Fast App for Android and iOS:

Fast on Android
Fast App on Playstore

Fast App is also available for Android and iOS. If you are looking forward to an ad-free, simple Internet Speed Check App then Kindly check out the following link to get to know more about Fast for Android and iOS and install them on the respective devices.

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This article provides detailed information on Fast Application and different methods available to install Fast on Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS and on other Ubuntu and Debian based Distros such as Linux Mint, etc. If you have any Query regarding this article, Kindly Comment Us and we will get back to you with a solution ASAP.

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