Joel Callen

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Netflix vs Stan vs Presto: the new streaming services you should know about

Netflix vs Stan vs Presto: the new streaming services you should know about

Australia has long been starved of options for good television viewing but the floodgates are about to be open. If you’re lucky enough to have a speedy internet connection then you’ll want to know about the new streaming video services that have just hit our shores. Unlike one-off DVD rentals, internet streaming services offer you access to an unlimited library of movies and TV shows at the press of a button. In a competitive market, the three new contenders are offering similar products so the choice may depend on your personal choice for the range of movies and TV shows on offer. Remember though, these are streaming services so will use your internet data.

Stan

Price: $10 per month with 30-day free trial

Contract: Monthly subscription with ability to cancel anytime

Information: View content on an iOS or Android app for smartphone and tablets, as well as web browsers on Mac and PC. You can stream to the TV using either Google’s Chromecast or AirPlay to an Apple TV. Users can links to up to six devices on any one account.

Netflix

Price: $9.99 per month (rumoured)

Contract: Monthly subscription with ability to cancel anytime

Information: The popular US streaming service Netflix is set to launch in Australia on March 24 and will be compatible with all devices, as well as streaming via web browser on your computer.

Related link – 10 reasons to love Netflix 

Presto

Price: $14.99 per month (TV and movies), $9.99 per month for just one with 30-day free trial

Contract: Monthly subscription

Information: There is no app for smartphones but can be viewed on an app for Android tablets and iPad, as well as Mac and PC browsers. It can be streamed to the TV via Google Chromecast. Users can link up to four devices.

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