When it comes to streaming services in Australia, there are more options than ever before. So we’ve got the important details on each streaming service so that you know exactly what you're signing up for.
Compare Streaming Services
|Streaming Platform||Basic cost per month||Standard cost per month||Premium cost per month||Free Trial||No. of Movies*||No. of TV shows*|
|Disney+||$11.99 (or $10 with an annual subscription)||-||-||One month||1,500||500|
|Amazon Prime Video||$6.99 (or $5 with an annual subscription)||-||-||One month||8,000||2,500|
*As of writing in September 2021
Just as video killed the radio star, online streaming is out to get traditional free-to-air TV and even traditional pay-TV subscriptions. On-demand, subscription streaming services mean you can watch tv or movies on your own schedule. If you're a newbie to the world of video streaming you could be unsure about which streaming platform to go with.
The good news is that we've got more choice now than ever - why restrict yourself to ‘Netflix and chill’ when you can ‘Stan and relax' or 'Binge the best of Binge'? We’re breaking down the best Australian streaming services to help you decide which platforms are right for you.
A tough one to beat, Netflix has a lot of ingredients that make it affordable and easy to use. The biggest tick for Netflix is that it has a massive library of television series and movie options, partly thanks to the fact that Netflix produces a lot of original content that you can’t find anywhere else. Iconic titles like Orange is the New Black, the thrilling Stranger things, and the binge-worthy Bridgerton are just the beginning of content that’s exclusive to Netflix.
Something that really sets Netflix apart though is the way that it lets you give feedback on what you like or dislike, and it takes that information to give you unique, curated recommendations. This killer suggestion algorithm combined with Netflix's auto-play feature is a recipe for binge watching, so don't be surprised when you hobble from your musty room a couple of days after you first sit down for a Netflix session with a new appreciation for The Baby Sitters Club and an aversion to sunlight.
How much does Netflix Australia cost?
A basic Netflix subscription costs AU $10.99/month, a standard Netflix subscription costs AU$15.99/month, and a premium Netflix subscription costs AU$19.99/month. You can also opt for a one-month Netflix Australia free trial to see if you like it.
How to watch Netflix?
The basic option means you can watch Netflix on one device at a time and you can download content to watch later on only one device. The offline viewing option is perfect if you know you won’t have a decent internet connection in the future, and it’s one that other Australian streaming services offer too.
A standard subscription lets you watch simultaneous streams on two different screens at once, download content to watch later on two devices, and watch in HD. A premium Netflix subscription lets you watch on up to four devices at once, lets you download content to watch later on up to four devices, and lets you watch in ultra-HD, 4k.
You can watch Netflix on any computer, a smartphone, and any smart TV with the Netflix app. If your TV doesn’t have the Netflix app, you can always open it on your phone and cast to a chromecast connected to your TV or cast with AirPlay to watch on the big(ger) screen. You can download titles to watch later on your phone or computer, but not on your television.