BINGE is Australia’s answer to Netflix, providing subscribers with a massive selection of ad-free on-demand streaming content, including drama, doccos, reality TV and a selection of the best movies.
Operated by a wholly owned subsidiary of Foxtel, BINGE is able to offer subscribers access to content similar to what you’ll find on Foxtel channels as well as Foxtel Now and its add on packs.
In fact, BINGE not only offers you access to premium content you’d typically only find on Foxtel but also does so at a fraction of the price – and without lock-in contracts.
How Much Does BINGE cost per month?
The monthly cost of the BINGE streaming service depends on which plan you choose. Plans are priced according to the number of devices accessing BINGE as well as streaming resolution.
Options range from the Basic plan which offers standard definition (SD) video streaming on a single device, to the family-friendly Premium plan which offers video streaming in high definition (HD) on up to four devices. All plans feature full access to all BINGE content.
New customers can sample everything BINGE has to offer on a two week free trial. And Telstra postpaid customers can watch BINGE free of charge for three months if they subscribe through this provider.
Best of all there are no lock-in contracts required to access BINGE. Once your free trial period ends you can continue using it on a month-to-month basis and cancel at any time.
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What do I get in the BINGE subscription?
No matter which BINGE plan you choose you’ll receive full access to a massive variety of on-demand content crossing every series and movie genre you can think of.
BINGE’s content comes packaged in the user-friendly BINGE app which can be downloaded from your device’s app store. This standalone app has a clean, minimalist design that makes it easy to navigate. It also customizes recommended shows and movies as it learns about user viewing preferences.
Other great app features include:
BINGE streams a wide selection of blockbuster shows from the major networks, including HBO, BBC and Fox. Over 10,000 hours of content is available spanning a variety of genres from comedy to doccos.
With BINGE you can re-watch the classics like Gossip Girl and Game of Thrones or catch up with hit shows like Wentworth, Mare of Easttown or the latest season of Walking Dead. To find out more about the best TV shows available on the BINGE streaming service visit our BINGE highlights page.
The Best of BINGE
Watch BINGE with Telstra
Telstra customers enjoy some great benefits thanks to this telecom giant’s close partnership with Foxtel. This includes special deals on BINGE with Telstra postpaid customers qualifying for a free three month trial on the BINGE Standard plan. If you sign up for BINGE Premium with Telstra you will pay just $4 per month for the first three months of your subscription.
How does BINGE cost compare?
Competition is intense in the Australian streaming market, and BINGE has positioned itself as an affordable way to access the same premium entertainment you’ll find on Foxtel and Foxtel Now. Here’s how BINGE costs compare to other streaming services popular in Australia.
It’s tough to compete with Foxtel when it comes to sheer variety and volume of content. The company that launched pay TV in Australia offers 50+ channels featuring tv series, movies, documentaries, sports, lifestyle and more.
This variety comes with a relatively hefty price tag attached. Their cheapest offer, Foxtel Plus & Netflix, is priced at $49 per month on a lock-in subscription. And that’s not including the cost of any accessories or cabling required to get Foxtel reception in your home.
Foxtel Now is a streaming service offering the same content you’ll find on Foxtel satellite TV. The entry-level Essential base pack starts at $25 a month. This pack includes Foxtel’s most popular shows spanning lifestyle, drama, comedy, news and reality as well as its HBO content. To add movies to the mix you’ll need to pay another $20 a month for the Movies add on pack.
By contrast BINGE provides access to a large selection of shows available on Foxtel Now, as well as a huge movie library, starting at just $10 a month.
Netflix streams series, movies and documentaries, placing it in direct competition with BINGE. There are some major differences between the two services, however. Netflix invests heavily in producing its own content, which includes high-profile exclusives like Stranger Things and Squid Game.
In comparison BINGE focuses on providing access to content from other networks, some of which is not available on Netflix. Pricing of the two apps is similar, with a basic Netflix plan starting at $10.99 per month.
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video is another direct competitor with BINGE. Like Netflix, Amazon Prime invests in producing its own content, which includes films and series. This is packaged alongside a selection of shows syndicated from other networks and a large movie library.
Amazon Prime starts at just $6.99 a month and also offers new users a 30 day free trial.
Does BINGE have any Free Content?
BINGE offers all Australians the opportunity to access its full service free of charge for two weeks on any plan. If you’re a Telstra postpaid customer you’ll qualify for three months of free BINGE viewing if you sign up for a Binge account through this provider. If you keep watching BINGE after your free trial period ends you’ll be billed subscription fees for your chosen plan on a monthly basis.
We rate BINGE highly in terms of its content, usability and value for money. With access to the HBO catalogue and much of the same content as you’ll find in pricier Foxtel and Foxtel Now plans, BINGE is simply the best value for money streaming service for shows and movies in Australia.
You can find out more about what BINGE has to offer and why we rate it so highly in our detailed BINGE review.
BINGE sign up process
The BINGE sign up process is straightforward. You can sign up through either the BINGE website or the BINGE app on your streaming device.
Whichever option you choose, you’ll then need to follow these basic steps:
- Select one of the three available BINGE subscription options.
- Enter your personal information.
- Verify your account using your mobile number or e-mail address.
- Enter your payment details.
- Set up your profile or simply start streaming.
BINGE streaming options (devices)
BINGE works with a wide selection of devices ranging from desktop PCs and Macs through to mobile phones and tablets. You can use the widget below to check if you have a BINGE-compatible device.
Devices supported on BINGE
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge); supported on
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – iOS12+ including Apple iPhones/iPads
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Android Phone/Tablets OS 7+
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast 3rd Generation + & Chromecast w/ Google TV
– Apple TV: Yes – 4th Gen or higher; tvOS 12+
– Telstra TV: Yes – All models
– Android TV: Yes – OS version 7.0+ and above on selected devices
– Samsung TV: Yes – 2017 models or later
– LG TV: Yes – 2018 onwards
What people are asking about BINGE TV
If you’re looking for comparable content to what you’ll find on Foxtel and Foxtel Now, including access to HBO shows, then BINGE is definitely worth getting. Not only will you pay a fraction of the price you’d pay for comparable Foxtel content packs, but you’ll also get access to a large movie library. However, it is worth noting that BINGE offers no live sports content.
BINGE and Netflix offer similar streaming services at around the same price point. Which one of the two streaming services is best for you comes down to what you’re looking for when it comes to shows and movies.
If you’re after exclusives like Stranger Things and Squid Game, then Netflix is a good fit for your requirements. If, however, you’re looking for HBO content or want access to content comparable to what you’d find on Foxtel or Foxtel Now, then BINGE is the better option.
BINGE offers a free trial to new customers. If you’ve never used the service before you can sign up and get two weeks of BINGE programming 100% free before subscription rates kick in.
Telstra customers who are on postpaid plans can get a full three months of free viewing on the BINGE standard package if they sign up to BINGE through Telstra.
BINGE focuses on tv shows and movies and does not offer any live sports content. If you want to stream some of Australia’s most popular sports and tournaments you’ll need to set up a separate subscription with Kayo Sports. Kayo Sports features the same sports coverage you’ll find on Foxtel, starting at $25 a month.
BINGE is available in three price tiers. The same content selection is available across all three BINGE plans, with the BINGE subscription cost determined by the streaming resolution on the plan and the number of devices that can be used for simultaneous streaming. The entry level BINGE plan starts at $10 a month while BINGE Premium is priced at $18 per month.
There is no joining fee for BINGE, although there may be setup costs involved in connecting to an Internet service provider and purchasing a compatible streaming device.
Once you’re ready to start streaming you’ll benefit from a 14 day free trial of BINGE, ad free on demand. You’ll be charged the subscription rate for your selected BINGE plan if you continue streaming after your free trial ends.
A BINGE subscription covers the cost of watching BINGE for a month. Unlike pay TV subscriptions of the past there are no lock-in contracts involved with BINGE. Instead you can cancel your subscription at any time.
No, BINGE does not have a yearly subscription and there are no annual subscription discounts or lock in contract requirements. Postpaid subscription rates are charged month by month, with subscription fees deducted from your account at the end of every month.
No, BINGE is not available free of charge. However, new customers get a 14 day free trial of the streaming service. Telstra postpaid customers can get three months of free streaming on the BINGE standard plan, which allows simultaneous streaming on two devices.
BINGE is owned by Streamotion, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foxtel.
The volume of data that BINGE uses depends on what resolution you’re streaming at – standard definition or high definition. Standard definition video streams at 480p resolution and uses approximately 700MB per hour. BINGE streams high definition video at resolutions between 720p and 1080p, using 0.9GB and 1.5GB of data per hour, respectively.
If you’re worried about your data allowance impacting your streaming experience consider getting uncapped broadband. You can check out some of Australia’s most popular broadband plans here.
The BINGE app is compatible with all Samsung Smart TV models manufactured since 2017. To stream BINGE on your Samsung Smart TV you’ll need to navigate to the Samsung TV app store and download BINGE’s app. If you have an older Samsung Smart TV you can still access BINGE by connecting your TV to a streaming box like Telstra TV or Apple TV. Recently, BINGE has also been made available on LG smart TV 2018 models or later.
No, you will not be able to access BINGE from outside Australia. BINGE’s app and website can both detect access attempts from IPs outside of Australia and will not display content to these IPs.
You’ll also struggle to access BINGE using a VPN as the website and app block access to IPs commonly used by VPN services.
At present BINGE does not offer apps for the PS4, PS5 or other gaming consoles. However, the company has stated that its developers are currently working on apps for new devices, and that the PlayStation is amongst these.
The Telstra TV streaming box comes pre-loaded with the BINGE app. All you need to do to watch BINGE on your Telstra TV is to plug it in, navigate to the app, register or log in and start streaming.
The number of devices you can use with BINGE depends on which plan you are on. The Basic plan can stream to one screen at a time, the BINGE Standard plan allows for simultaneous streams on two screens at the same time. The BINGE Premium plan is suitable for the entire family, allowing for streaming on up to four devices at the same time.