Netflix

Introducing Netflix Australia


Netflix Australia has been growing steadily since its launch in Australia back in 2015. The streaming giant offers an impressive library of TV shows and movies, with a special focus on original productions. Plus, the service is working on securing a global library. Which means that, if all goes well, we should gain access to the entire Netflix catalogue sometime in the near future.

What makes Netflix unique?

Until then, there’s still plenty to binge. Netflix prides itself on its original content, ranging from award winning Netflix TV shows to documentaries, movies, and kids series. House of CardsOrange Is the New BlackStranger ThingsBoJack HorsemanMaster of NoneThe Crown are only a few of the shows that brought the streaming giant both critical acclaim and numerous awards. Furthermore, the library refreshes periodically, so there’s no chance of running out of titles to watch.

Everything you need to know about Netflix…

Monthly Price

  • $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

Access on

  • 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

How much does Netflix cost?

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.

Streaming TV & Movies Plans

Basic
  • Service Only Plan
  • 1 Content Genres
$25/mth
$25 for Basic subscription; no lock-in contracts

Monthly Subscription
  • Service Only Plan
  • 4 Content Genres
$9.99/mth
Min Cost - $9.99 over 1 month

Monthly Subscription
  • Service Only Plan
  • 6 Content Genres
$6.95/mth
$6.95/month after 30 days free trial

Pay Per View
  • Service Only Plan
  • 8 Content Genres
$/ days
You can only purchase TV shows, not rent them.
Min Cost - Depending on title

Essentials pack
  • Service Only Plan
  • 6 Content Genres
$25/mth

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 Australia

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.

Contact Netflix Australia

For any issues regarding your Netflix subscription or inquiry on their services, you can get in touch with their customer support team through their website live chat or by calling them using the Netflix app on Android or iOS.

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