Live streaming services have taken the world by storm. In Australia, the availability of different NBN plans gives rise to streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) among households. Netflix still leads SVOD providers with 203.6 million global subscribers. It is a powerhouse of original series mostly preferred by audiences worldwide. Yet, the Australian market also opens up other SVOD providers to level up the competition. Below are the top 6 Netflix alternatives you might want to check.
First, let’s have a quick view of Netflix. It is the king of online streaming which comes with a 30-day free trial. It houses thousands of Netflix original movies and TV series. These online streaming services allow 4k HDR streaming in multiple devices such as PS4 consoles, Smart TVs, and Xbox One among others. A Netflix subscription in Australia starts at AU$9.99 per month to AU$19.99 per month.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is an American video-on-demand service from Amazon.com, Inc. It houses a strong selection of popular films and TV series. It offers a 30-day free trial and allows up to 3 simultaneous streams. It is one of the best SVOD services in Australia when it comes to value. The Boys, The Expanse, and Upload Hunter are among its most popular original series. Amazon Prime subscription in the mainland starts at $6.99 per month. This is a flat fee that includes Amazon Music, Prime Gaming, and Prime Reading.
Apple TV Plus
Apple TV Plus is an exclusive streaming service that features Apple originals. These include award-winning series, comedies, compelling dramas, documentaries, kid’s entertainment, and more. It offers a 7-day free trial and allows simultaneous streaming of up to 6 devices. Such a Netflix alternative has taken the phrase, “quality over quantity.” Some notable shows in Apple TV Plus are:
- Greyhound, a war film by Tom Hanks.
- Ted Lasso, a comedy series about an American football coach who moved to England.
- The Morning Show starring Jason Momoa, Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carrell.
Subscription to Apple TV Plus starts at AU$7.99 per month.
Binge is Australia’s best Netflix alternative for HBO shows. With varied NBN plans, Australian households can avail of a 14-day free trial and watch in 4 simultaneous streams. It also offers the cheapest subscription for only AU$10 per month on a single stream, AU$14 per month on dual streaming, and AU$18 per month on quadruple streaming. Binge hits the spot with HBO favourites such as the Game of Thrones, The Wire, and Westworld.
Disney Plus is the online home for Disney movies and shows. It features Disney animated movies, Marvel, National Geographic, Pixar, and Star Wars. Being a unique streaming service, it doesn’t offer a free trial. With the arrival of a new content channel, Star, Disney Plus began offering grown-up fares from 20th Century Studios, 20th Television, ABC, Disney Television Studio, FX, Searchlight Pictures, and Touchstone. With different NBN plans, a Disney Plus subscription starts at AU$11.99 per month. This streaming service allows a quadruple stream.
Foxtel Now is an Australian TV streaming service that houses more than 50 live channels and hundreds of video titles. It offers a 10-day free trial and allows simultaneous streaming of up to 4 devices. Subscription to Foxtel Now starts at AU$25 per month for the mandatory Essentials Base Pack. This includes Pop and Lifestyle packages. For extra packages, you will need to pay an extra of AU$10 per month for drama, AU$20 per month for movies, and AU$29 per month for sports.
Stan is a Netflix alternative that boasts as a go-to for big TV shows. Like Netflix, it offers a free 30-day trial. With any NBN plans, users can simultaneously stream to a single Stan account for 1 to 4 devices. Stan is Australia’s 1st major streaming service and has produced several critically-lauded and impressive films. The best of which to-date is “Relic” and “The True Story of the Kelly Gang.” A monthly subscription for Stan costs $10 for a single stream, $14 for dual streams, and $17 for quadruple streams.