Moreover, quantity isn’t the only metric to consider when choosing the perfect streaming service to subscribe to. You should also factor in the quality of content offered
and your own personal preferences. While Netflix offers access to its original hit shows (House of Cards
, Orange is the New Black
), Stan has exclusive rights to popular series Better Call Saul
, Presto has exclusive streaming rights to Modern Family
, and Foxtel Play has first-run on Game of Thrones
. It all comes down to what kind of series you’d like to watch most. Taking a quick tour of our viewing guides for each provider (Foxtel
, Quickflix) should help you form a general idea about what’s on.
On the other hand, as far as movies are concerned, none of these streaming giants excel when it comes to recent box-office hits. Lifehacker checked how many of the movies that reached #1 in Australian cinemas were available for streaming, and the results were less than impressive. However, some of these movies are available to rent or buy, which may be your only option when it comes to watching recent releases. Nonetheless, all these five streaming services offer plenty of other movie choices to cozy up to, so, again, it all comes down to the type of content you’d like to watch most.
If you have more questions about which service to pick, take a look at our comparison table.