The Best Shows & Movies on Streaming TV in December 2019


His Dark Materials

In the fast-changing world of streaming TV, a new month means a stack of new shows and movies across all the different streaming services. Whether you’re looking to relax and take in a fun family movie, catch up with a new season of one of your favourite shows or even watch your national team battle it out for supremacy in global sport, there’s something for everyone just waiting for you to start streaming! To get you started, here’s some of our favourites for this month across the various streaming services that bring you the TV you want to watch, whenever and wherever you want to watch it!

What are the Top Shows on Streaming TV Right Now?

No matter what sort of TV you’re into, you’ll find plenty to keep you glued to the screen thanks to the vast libraries of shows and movies on Australia’s streaming services. Instead of waiting around for something good to turn up on TV, you get to choose your entertainment from services that offer some of the hottest TV around at the moment, as well as live sports, blockbuster movies and much more. Just look at some of the popular and acclaimed shows you can watch right now:

  • His Dark Materials
  • Catherine the Great
  • The Crown
  • Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan
  • No Activity
  • Ray Donovan
  • Shameless
  • 2019 F1 Grand Prix
  • 2019/20 Hyundai A-League
  • The Lion King
ProviderMovie / ShowInfo 
Telstra TV Box OfficeThe Lion KingBuy it for $19.99. Go to Site
Kayo2019 Formula 1 Grand PrixFinal race in Abu Dhabi begins Nov. 29.Go to Site
hayuThe Real Housewives of AtlantaSeason 12 premieres Nov. 4.Go to Site
Amazon PrimeTom Clancy's Jack RyanSeason 2 streaming this month.Go to Site
NetflixThe CrownSeries 3 premieres Nov. 17.Go to Site
StanNo ActivitySeason 3 starts Nov. 21.

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New on Telstra TV Box Office

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The Lion King

Based on the beloved Disney animated classic, The Lion King comes to life with voices of acclaimed actors such as Donald Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen, and Beyonce Knowles- Carter. The same story is told as the battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy, and drama — ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile after Mufasa’s death. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. Start streaming The Lion King when you buy it for only $19.99 on Telstra TV Box Office.

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Also Streaming on Telstra TV Box Office


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.

2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix

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It’s down to the final three races of the 2019 Formula 1 Grand Prix happening this month. It starts with the US Grand Prix on Nov. 2-4, followed by the Brazilian Grand Prix on Nov. 16-18, and ends with the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Nov. 29. Stream all the races live and on-demand with Kayo Sports’ 14 day free trial offer.

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Also Streaming on Kayo Sports


New on hayu

When it comes to reality TV, hayu wins hands down. With over 3,000 episodes of reality TV, including some of the most popular shows on the planet fast-tracked from the US, you’re well served with your daily dose of explosive shows. Join hayu today and get an exciting peek into the lives of your favourite reality stars.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta

The ladies of Atlanta just keep getting more and more divine with each new season! With babies, beef, and boy trouble all on tap this season, it’s no wonder Kenya Moore — who makes her triumphant return in the new season of RHOA after stepping away from the series after season 10 — says to “Hold on to your weaves” and warns that there are “a few reals and a few snakes”. Don’t miss the season 12 premiere of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on November 4 and start streaming with hayu’s 30 day free trial offer!

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Also Streaming on hayu


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.

His Dark Materials

Based on the award-winning trilogy by Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials follows Lyra, a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot that involves stolen children, which leads to a quest in understanding a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. Starring Ruth Wilson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, James McAvoy, and Dafne Keen, His Dark Materials premieres on November 5 on FOX Showcase, only on Foxtel.

Also Streaming on Foxtel and Foxtel Now


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 Crown

Olivia Colman becomes Queen Elizabeth for the third series of Netflix’s The Crown. The third and fourth series will span the years 1964 to 1976 of the queen’s reign. This season is expected to cover the decade after the 1963 scandal – touching on everything from the decolonisation of Africa and the Caribbean to Apollo 11’s moon landing in 1969. When it comes to relationships, this series will see the tumultuous marriage of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, as well as a grown-up Charles and Anne. Tune in when the third season of The Crown drops on November 17, only on Netflix.

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Also Streaming on Netflix


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.

No Activity

Detectives Cullen and Tolbeck are back in uniform for the hilarious return of the U.S. adaptation of Stan Original Series No Activity – and this time Stranger Things star Joe Keery and Key And Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key are joining in on the fun! Tune in to the season 3 premiere of No Activity on November 21, only on Stan.

Also Streaming on Stan


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.

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