Best Guide to Streaming with Stan
While Netflix may have gotten all the headlines as a streaming service, local providers are also doing their part in facilitating the streaming revolution. A joint venture between Fairfax and the Nine Network, Stan uses a similar subscription model to Netflix. A low flat fee each month lets you stream anything you like, whenever you like, from their large and constantly growing library of TV shows and movies.
What makes Stan TV unique?
Since the launch, Aussie streaming service Stan has been adding new content every few days, catering both for mainstream audiences and those whose tastes are more adventurous or alternative. Subscribers can stream in SD, HD, or 4K to multiple devices simultaneously — making Stan particularly good value for families and shared households.
Everything you need to know about Stan…
How much does Stan cost?
Stan offers three subscription plans. All plans grant access to the entire Stan library – TV and movies. The Basic Plan, at $10, offers SD streaming on one screen at a time. The Standard Plan costs $14 and bumps the quality to HD, allowing you to watch on 3 screens simultaneously. Finally, the Premium Plan, at $17, comes with 4K streaming on 4 devices at the same time. Perfect for families!
When signing up for Stan as a new customer, your first 30 days are free and your card is charged monthly after that.
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How much data will Stan use?
How much data Stan uses depends on the quality of your stream. For Low (SD) quality, it will burn 0.57GB/hour. For Medium (SD) quality, 1.13GB/hour. If you stream in HD, it will use about 2.89GB/hour. As for Ultra (UHD), the number jumps to 7GB/hour. These numbers add up quickly, especially when you binge entire seasons, so make sure you get a broadband plan with enough GB and flexibility to best sustain your Stan habit. Mobile users may also want to take a moment to learn more about how much data streaming you ideally need to enjoy Stan’s services.
What devices are compatible with Stan?
There are several devices you can use to stream Stan. It works on PCs, Macs, mobile devices, Apple TV, Telstra TV, Fetch TV, Android TV, Chromecast, gaming consoles (Xbox One, PS3, PS4), and smart TVs (Hisense, Sony, LG, Samsung). As you can see, you can easily access Stan on almost any device imaginable.
|PCs and Macs||Yes|| |
macOS 10.9 and later; Windows 7 and later
|Mobile Devices||Yes||iOS 8.0 and above; Android 4.2 and above|
|Apple TV||Yes||Apple TV Generations 2-4 and 4K|
|Telstra TV||Yes|| |
|Fetch TV||Yes||Fetch TV Generation 2 and later|
|Android TV||Yes||Foxtel Now box, NVIDIA SHIELD TV’s and Mi Box|
|Amazon Fire TV||Yes||Launch Stan app on Amazon Fire TV from Spotlight|
|Chromecast||Yes||Google Chromecast and TVs/media players with Chromecast built-in|
|Gaming Consoles||Yes||Xbox One, PS3, PS4|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Hisense, Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic, TCL, Philips, Kogan, Toshiba, FFALCON|
How to Contact Stan
To inquire about Stan’s services or to get some assistance on setting up your devices, simply head to Stan’s website and click on ‘Contact Support’.
Is Stan the right streaming service for me?
Stan made it to the Australian streaming market ahead of the curve — beating Netflix to local launch and going toe-to-toe with them to attract subscribers with a huge range of all-you-can-eat programming. Stan has carved out a niche for themselves, with a huge and loyal customer base despite a looming Netflix’s dominance.