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Last updated: 30 September 2022


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We compare the main movie and TV streaming services in Australia, including Netflix, Stan, Disney+, Binge and Amazon Prime Video, to help you find the best options that fit within your budget.

We've also partnered with Shop Ethical on this update to show the ratings the Ethical Consumer Group gives to each company.

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Our expert testers thoroughly assess these streaming services to help find the ones that:

  • make it easiest to sign up (and easiest to leave)
  • have the best layout and user interface
  • make it easy to find movies and TV shows you enjoy
  • have the best navigation during playback
  • stream live sports.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which streaming options have the features you want, while our expert recommendations will help you quickly see which services come out on top.

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List of brands we tested in this review.


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    Entry-level subscription price per month. For Google Play, YouTube and Apple TV, monthly fees are based on one third of a purchased TV series and one rented movie per month.

    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 0 and 35

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    Type of service

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    • Subscription services give you unlimited access to a TV/movie content library for a monthly or annual fee.
    • Rent or buy services let you access individual movies and shows as a one-time purchase. Rentals expire and purchases are added to your account for repeat viewing.
    • Free-to-air aka catch-up services let you watch broadcast content after it's aired for free, and some of these services offer online-only content.

      Live sport

        4K UHD, HDR support

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        4K or UHD (ultra-high definition) resolution is defined as 3840 by 2160 pixels. Most 4K streams also support high dynamic range, either HDR10, HDR10+ and/or Dolby Vision, though there are exceptions. This may require a premium account and will only work on supported devices.

          Offline mode (mobile)

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          Some services let you download content to watch offline. It typically expires after 48 hours.

            Shop Ethical rating

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            Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

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              • Price
              • Overall score
              • Entry-level price per month
              • Mid-range price per month
              • Premium price per month
              • Annual subscription
              • Layout and stability score
              • What to watch score
              • Sign up and cancel score
              • Playback control score
              • Shop Ethical rating
              • Free trial period – days
              • Max authorised devices
              • Entry-level max simultaneous streams
              • Mid-range max simultaneous streams
              • Premium max simultaneous streams
              • User profiles
              • Kid friendly profiles
              • Content restriction or family controls
              • 4K UHD support
              • Downloadable content for mobile
              • Live TV
              • Live sport
              • Sports shown
              • Premiere early access content
              • Smart TV
              • Cast to chromecast
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              • iOS
              • Windows
              • Mac
              • Browser
              • PlayStation
              • Xbox
              • Nintendo switch
              • Ad supported
              • Pay with a gift card
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