About Quickflix

In business for years as a mail-order DVD rental service, Quickflix became Australia’s first internet streaming service back in 2011. Unlike competing services, Quickflix operates a two-tiered system and recently revamped to focus on Hollywood blockbusters. You can get Quickflix Streaming, which is free – but then you pay for the titles you want on a pay-as-you-go basis. Or you can go for Quickflix Red Carpet, which is a DVD and Blu-Ray subscription. Users can get two disks out at a time, return as often as they like to get new disks sent. No late fees apply.

How much does Quickflix cost?

A streaming subscription to Quickflix is free. You join the service and can then rent the movies you want, paying for each one separately. New releases generally cost $5.99 to rent. If you get a DVD subscription, you will have to pay $20/month. Users can cancel plans anytime they want – there’s no lock-in contract.

What devices are compatible with Quickflix?

When it comes to streaming, Quickflix works with a plethora of devices – including smart TVs, game consoles, and mobile devices. You can keep things simple and watch on your PC or Mac. The Quickflix app works with Google Chromecast as well.

What content is available on Quickflix?

Quickflix prides in offering all the latest blockbusters. In October 2017, for instance, you can stream popular titles like Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Passengers, and more. Of course, you can also rent all these titles on DVD. Quickflix’s library includes older titles as well – some are available with the Streaming subscription, others are only available to rent on DVD.

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Since Quickflix’s niche is Hollywood blockbusters, their pay-as-you-go streaming approach works well. However, if you’re looking for a streaming service that allows you to watch movies and TV shows for a flat monthly fee, you have plenty of options to consider. Netflix’s library is constantly growing. Stan started offering original content and their express from the US shows are extremely attractive. Foxtel Now has a great on demand library and gives you the chance to stream channels live. Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video is slowly catching up, with new titles added every month. As you can see, there’s no shortage of streaming platforms to choose from.

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Quickflix Review

Something of a pioneer in the now-growing world of streaming services, Quickflix has been in the game since 2011. For a long time, it was the only choice available if you wanted to hand over a monthly fee and gain access to streamed TV and movie content. All that’s changed now, of course, with the arrival of Netflix, Stan and Presto in the space of a few months. Suddenly, Quickflix is facing a lot more competition than expected.
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Quickflix FAQs

If you’ve got any kind of entertainment device connected to your TV at all, chances are that there’s a Quickflix app already available for it – everything from game consoles to PVRs is covered, many major brands of smart TV, and of course all major smartphones and tablet computers. HD, when available, is restricted to certain devices, though. HD is currently supported by the game consoles, Chromecast, smart TVs except for Sony’s, Android devices and the TiVo PVR. The iOS apps don’t support HD directly, but can connect to a Chromecast in order to stream to your TV.
Quickflix’s streaming operates at a considerably lower rate than other competing services, which is good news for those on broadband connections with low data caps. The company estimates that a 90 minute movie will use about 1GB of data, compared to 4.5GB for the same duration of content on other streaming services. In most Quickflix apps, the actual file size of what you’re about to stream is listed in the description, so if you’re carefully keeping track of your internet usage you can do so with a good amount of accuracy. HD streams, when available, also operate at a very low bitrate compared to others, but if data use is a concern, the option is always given to stream the show or movie in SD instead.

As a result, those on even the slowest broadband connections should have no trouble at all streaming Quickflix reliably. We recommend having between at least 1.5 Megabits – 3.0 Megabits per second speed for SD content and at least 5.0 Megabits per second speed for HD content.

When you rent a streaming title on Quickflix there is a standard two-day window where you can start watching the show or movie at any time, Then, from the time you press “play”, you have exactly two days to complete watching before you lose access to the title.

If you purchase a premium streaming title, of course, no time limits apply, and you can watch it as often as you like, whenever and wherever you like.

You don’t need to actually be an active subscriber to any of Quickflix’s services to buy, rent and watch premium content; as long as you have a registered account (which is possible at no charge) and payment details on file, you can just pick and choose the premium TV and movies you want at any time.