Speedify Helps You Get the Best Out of Starlink
On the 191st episode of Speedify LIVE we hold our weekly Office Hours with the Speedify Devs, but this time, we’re doing it early so more people around the world could join us and ask us anything about Speedify or live streaming!
Of course, we take viewer questions, while we also take a closer look at Speedify 13.2 and how running Starlink 24/7 on a test stream helps us make improvements in Speedify.
Here are our 5 takeaways from our first morning Office Hours:
- Speedify 13.2 is out on all platforms! With this update we have overhauled the Bypass feature, expanding the available Bypass options to around 70 sites/services; while also giving you suggestions in the app for services you may want to Bypass.
- While we don’t support traditional routers or ones like Mofi, we do have similar alternatives to recommend: you can either run Speedify on a Raspberry Pi bonding all your connections and even share it to other devices; or you can use Wi-Fi, Ethernet and USB tethered connections on a PC or Mac – as long as you have sufficient ports and adapters for everything!
- When it comes to “pinging servers”, the app does do it and has the information, we just don’t make it visible in-app to not overcomplicate things! However, if latency is a concern, rest assured that the Fastest Server option does run quick tests and picks the server with the lowest latency; while choosing a specific location also ping tests all servers in that location and connects you to the best option.
- Games tend to block certain servers for many reasons: some rely on other paid services to help them decide if an IP address is trustworthy, tracking things like bots, suspicious browsing activity and too many login attempts, which may lead to IP blocks – which we’re constantly working on getting around.
- We’ve been running a 24/7 Starlink stream for months to test and learn, and it has helped us improve Speedify a lot! With Starlink being so unique in its variability, it has helped us learn about all possible network scenarios, which will not only help us improve how Speedify works with Starlink, but bad or edge-of-range connections too, improving our failover and performance for all connection types.