The Best TV Shows & Movies to Stream Online in August


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With so many alternative ways to watch and stream TV in Australia, it can be easy to miss out on the best new series, sports and movies when they land. To make it all a little less daunting we have come up with this monthly What’s On TV guide for your consideration, meaning you stay up to date with must see content. Check out our favourite picks for this month below.

What are the Top TV Shows to Watch and Stream Online Now?

No matter what genre of TV show you’re into, you’ll find plenty to keep you glued to the screen thanks to the vast libraries of series, movies and sports available with Australia’s streaming providers. Instead of waiting around for something good to magically appear on your TV, we’ve listed some of our favourite titles right here:

ProviderMovie / ShowInfo 
BINGELovecraft Country
Watch new episodes on BINGEGo to Site
KayoNBAHeading into playoffsGo to Site
Telstra TV Box OfficeThe New PopeStream episodes on Telstra TV Box OfficeGo to Site
Foxtel, Foxtel NowWentworthSeason 8 streaming on FoxtelGo to Site
NetflixThe PoliticianWatch all seasons on NetflixGo to Site

Find Out What’s On Each Streaming TV Provider

New on BINGE

If you like long sessions in front of some of the best shows around, then you’ll love Australia’s newest streaming service, BINGE. BINGE is offering a 14 day free trial for new customers and will show all seasons and episodes of shows such as Big Little Lies, Euphoria, Westworld Outlander and many, many more… You can stream your favourite shows using compatible mobile devices such select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. BINGE has no lock-in contract or equipment fees, which means you can cancel anytime if you’re no longer using it.

Lovecraft Country

Lovecraft Country is the brand new HBO series based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name. The narrative follows a young man who sets off in search of his missing father, only to find his pathway laden with white supremacists and supernatural happenings. Watch Lovecraft Country now with BINGE.

Try BINGE for 2 weeks FREE!

Stream a huge selection of new and classic TV shows, movies, and documentaries from the likes of HBO, BBC, FX, Cartoon Network and many more…

Free BINGE for 3 months for Telstra mobile customers!

Also Streaming on BINGE


New on Kayo Sports

A streaming platform built from the ground up entirely for streaming live and on-demand sports, Kayo delivers the very best of premium competition from Australia and around the world in crisp full high definition. With over 50 sports available to stream live, an array of innovative features that enhance the streaming experience and a library of extra content including documentaries, Kayo is a must for anyone who loves their sport.

NBA

NBA

The NBA is now set to head into the playoffs, with Lebron’s Lakers looking in fine form, hoping to take their first NBA title since 2009 But the fact games will be played behind closed doors will have a big impact on results, and a winning side could easily come from further down the ladder. Find out by streaming it all live and on-demand with Kayo Sports’ 14 day free trial offer.

Live sport returns – watch NRL, AFL, F1, Super Rugby & more w/ Kayo’s FREE 14-day trial!

Also Streaming on Kayo Sports


New on Telstra TV Box Office

Designed to give you the freedom to rent or buy movies whenever it suits you – without any membership fee – Telstra TV Box Office offers some of the most-wanted movies and shows available, many of them not yet available from conventional streaming services. With a library of movies and shows that’s growing larger every week, there’s always something that’ll pique your interest, from TV’s most acclaimed shows to cinema’s latest releases.

The New Pope

The New Pope

If you enjoyed The Young Pope when it was released back in 2016, then you’ll be pleased to know that the next chapter, The New Pope, is now available to stream in Australia. With an allstar cast that includes Jude Law and John Malkovich, it is one of the most talked about series of 2020 so far.

Start streaming this movie instantly on
Telstra TV Box Office.

Also Streaming on Telstra TV Box Office


New on Foxtel & Foxtel Now

With dozens of channels covering everything from premium drama to a world of movies and an avalanche of sport, Foxtel delivers the best in entertainment. As well as its acclaimed original shows you’ll find the hottest new drama and comedy straight from the US and the UK. You can get access to the world’s best TV and bundle it with your broadband and phone services with Foxtel From Telstra – or alternatively, Foxtel Now offers almost the same lineup of shows delivered via streaming, so you can watch even when you’re out and about.

Wentworth

Season 8 of Wentworth will pick up straight after the events of that shocking finale to Season 7. Not only was the siege a bit of a blood bath, but we also saw the tantalising return of Joan “The Freak” Ferguson, which has had everyone itching for new episodes. Watch new episodes on Foxtel Now .

Foxtel Now

Stream the best TV, Live and On Demand. No installation, no lock-in contract, no waiting.

Stream the world’s best dramas, latest entertainment shows, live sport and Hollywood blockbusters.

Also Streaming on Foxtel and Foxtel Now


New on Stan

Unique to Australia and a vital part of the streaming world for over a million subscribers, Stan brings together some of the most innovative and exciting premium TV from the US, England and around the world – and a massive collection of movies of all kinds, including plenty of Aussie films and world movies. Stan’s exclusive deals with Showtime, Paramount and others make sure there’s plenty of stuff to watch that you can’t get anywhere else.

Brabham

Brabham

Jack Brabham is still the only person ever to have claimed both the Driver’s and Constructor’s titles in F1 thanks to the fact he built his own cars. Such a feat, however, came at a cost. The relationship between Jack and his youngest son David became strenuous, with both men stubborn and determined to do things their own way. This documentary explores the stories of both men, and how their family name represented the best in F1 in an era that included the likes of Ferrari, Lotus and Maserati. Tune in to catch Brabham only on Stan.

Telstra Plus

The New Telstra Plus™ Rewards Program

Earn points when you pay your bills on your Telstra subscription and get access to membership benefits, which includes up to 3 months Kayo Sports, and 9 months BINGE – all for free.

Also Streaming on Stan


New on Netflix

The biggest streaming service in the world, Netflix has become a network in its own right, producing dozens of high-quality original TV shows and movies that are all available to stream whenever and wherever you like. As well as their original productions, Netflix has thousands of other shows, movies, and documentaries in a library that’s constantly changing and evolving, so there’s always something new to watch.

The Politician

The Politician

Payton Hobart has always had a dream of one day becoming president of his dear United States. But before he can consider the top job, he must first tackle the eventful political landscape of his high school, Saint Sebastian. Now in its second season, The Politician season 2 has 16 brand spanking episodes available to watch now. . Watch all seasons, only on Netflix.

Get Netflix through your Telstra customer account. Add it today and manage your monthly payment through your Telstra account.

Also Streaming on Netflix


What Other Streaming TV Services Are There?

There’s plenty of other streaming platforms that have a lot to offer – and more on the way from the likes of Disney and Apple. Never before have viewers had such a vast range of choice in what to watch, or such a high quality range of content to pick from. It’s up to you to take advantage — and since most of the streaming providers in Australia don’t lock customers into long contracts and with the first 30 days free, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t.

Streaming TV & Movies Plans

Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in SD on a single device
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
$10/mth
Min Cost - $10/month after 14 days free trial

Essentials pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 25+ channels: Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Entertainment & more
  • 20+ channels of premium drama, kids, & documentaries
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

Pay Per View
  • No Subscription Fee
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Latest releases from the cinema
  • Huge library of movies & tv shows
$/ days
You can only purchase TV shows, not rent them.
Min Cost - Depending on title

Monthly Subscription
  • 30-day free trial
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • New docos added weekly
  • Watch on your TV with Chromecast and AirPlay
$6.95/mth
$6.95/month after 30 days free trial

Last audited 28 July 2020

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