Tubi Launches Streaming Service in Australia with Free Movies and TV Shows


The streaming niche in Australia welcomes another addition as American platform Tubi becomes available. With the competition in the streaming market getting stiffer, what does Tubi offer that others don’t? Zero subscription fees. 

However, being free usually means there’s a catch. With Tubi, there’s actually more than one catch. First, it is supported by ads, which means you’ll watch on average of four minutes per hour of streaming videos. Second, its library of content largely consists of B-movies and TV shows. 

Is Tubi Available Now? 

Tubi has officially launched in Australia on September 1. With it comes 7,000 titles of TV shows and feature films for Aussies to enjoy free of charge. It’s now available across iOS and Android devices, as well as on a wide range of other devices and TVs such as Chromecast, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox, Playstation 4, and some smart TVs. 

Its launch came two months before the arrival of Disney+, which will add to Australia’s hefty choices of paid streaming services. Currently, Aussies have the likes of Netflix, Stan, 10 All Access, Foxtel Now, Amazon Prime Video, hayu, YouTube Premium, DocPlay, and iWonder to choose from. 

Despite the fierce competition in a crowded market, chief executive Farhad Massoudi is confident that Tubi will substantially appeal to Aussies because it’s free. With thousands of titles to indulge in on your downtime, users can choose to be patient with ads if that meant paying zero fees. 

Free Content for Streaming

Starting today, Aussies can access thousands of hours of video content from studios like MGM, Paramount, Lionsgate and more. While many of the available titles are B-movies that you’ve never heard of, there’s still a decent collection of good ones. Some of these are 3:10 to Yuma, Requiem for a Dream, Dirty Dancing, The Blair Witch Project, Revolutionary Road, Reservoir Dogs and Stranger than Fiction

Streaming TV & Movies Plans

Basic
  • 14 Day Free Trial
  • No Contract
  • Watch on 2 devices concurrently
  • Over 50 sporting events available Live and On Demand
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Essentials pack
  • 10 Day Free Trial
  • No Contract
  • Stream the best choice of entertainment, drama, comedy, reality TV and lifestyle from Australia and around the world
  • 25+ channels of Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Entertainment and more
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

Essentials + Sport pack
  • 10 Day Free Trial
  • No Contract
  • Stream over 50 different sports across 12 channels including LIVE coverage of AFL, NRL, Rugby, Cricket, NBA, Baseball, Formula 1, V8 Supercars and more
  • Get access to Fox Sports, Fox League, Footy Play, ESPN and beIN Sports
$54/mth
Min Cost - $54 over 1 month

Pay Per View
  • No Subscription Fee
  • No Contract
  • The latest releases from the cinema
  • Choose from a huge library of movies and TV Shows to rent and buy, from blockbusters to old favourites
$/ days
You can only purchase TV shows, not rent them.
Min Cost - Depending on title

Monthly
  • 7-day free trial
  • No Contract, Cancel anytime
  • Stream in HD on up to four devices
  • Unlimited downloads on up to 10 devices
$8.99/mth
Min Cost - $8.99 over 1 month

Monthly Subscription
  • 30-day free trial
  • No Contract
  • Watch over 450 of the very best documentaries from around the world including over 25 Academy Award ™ winners & nominees.
  • New films & shows are added every week
$6.95/mth
$6.95/month after 30 days free trial

Monthly Subscription
  • 30-day free trial
  • No Contract
  • Download videos for offline viewing
  • Titles available in 4K
$6.99/mth
$6.99/month after 30 days free trial

Monthly Subscription
  • 1 Month Free Trial
  • No Contract
  • Stream shows that you love ad-free
  • Watch new shows before they premiere on Network 10
$9.99/mth
Min Cost - $9.99 over 1 month

How to Register to Tubi

Tubi doesn’t require users to register, so watching content from the platform is one click away. However, you’ll need to register if you want to make use of its features, including personalised recommendations. Apart from this, users can choose to have their viewing queue be carried out across other devices for added convenience. 

Australia is Tubi’s first venture outside of North America. The free streaming service launched in the US five years ago and Canada earlier this year. Aussies can also stream free ad supported content courtesy of SBS On Demand, TenPlay, 9Now and 7plus. 

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