Everything you need to know…
- $9.99 Basic Plan: 1 screen plan SD (watch on 1 screen at a time, SD)
- $13.99 Standard Plan: 2 screen plan HD (watch on 2 screens at the same time, HD when available)
- $17.99 Premium Plan: 4 screen plan HD/UHD 4K
How much does Netflix cost?
- IOS, Android, PC/MAC, Telstra TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nexus Player, some Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philips and Hisense smart TVs, Sony PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & One, WiiU
Netflix offers three subscription plans. All plans grant access to the entire Netflix Australian library. The cheapest, at $9.99, offers SD streaming on one screen at a time. The Standard Plan costs $13.99 and bumps the quality to HD, allowing you to watch on two screens simultaneously. Meaning you can easily share the subscription with a friend. Finally, the Premium Plan, at $17.99, comes with 4K streaming on 4 devices at the same time. Perfect for families.
How much data will Netflix use?
With Netflix, there are four data settings. You can access the Your Account page from a web browser and select Playback Settings to pick your desired one. On Low, it will burn around 0.3 GB of data per hour. On Medium, around 0.7 GB per hour for SD. On High, the recommended setting, you’ll get the best video quality, but it will consume approximately 3 GB per hour for HD and 7 GB per hour for Ultra HD. Finally, there’s the Auto setting – adjusts playback automatically to deliver the highest possible quality, based on your current Internet connection speed. Read more about how Netflix uses data here.
What devices are compatible with Netflix Australia?
Pretty much any device you can imagine. Netflix works on PCs, Macs, mobile devices, streaming devices, game consoles, smart TVs, and so on. It’s almost impossible to find a device that doesn’t play Netflix.
Alternatives to Netflix in AustraliaRead the full Netflix review
If you’re not particularly keen on the Netflix library, there are alternatives. Local service Stan offers a slew of exclusive content to catch your eye. Most recently, it delivered the new Twin Peaks series express from the US. Foxtel Now is a worthy competitor as well, throwing live TV into the mix as well, as well as allowing users to watch shows on demand anytime. Amazon Prime is catching up, but slowly – their library isn’t very generous at the moment. For more information, compare streaming services here. And rest assured, they all offer free trials and come with no contracts. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t try them all.