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List of brands we tested in this review.
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Entry-level/single fee subscription price. Google Play, YouTube and Apple TV monthly fees based on one third of a purchased TV series and one rented movie per month.
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Subscription services give you unlimited access to a TV/movie content library for a monthly/annual fee. Rent or buy services let you purchase individual movies, shows, seasons etc as a one time purchase. Rentals expire after a predetermined time, purchases are added to your account for repeat viewing. Free to air, aka catchup, services let you watch broadcast content after it's aired for free. Some of these services also offer online only content similar to streaming companies.
CHOICE Expert Rating
Made up of layout and stability score (40%), what to watch score (35%) sign up and cancel score (15%) and playback control score (10%).
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4K UHD support
4K or UHD (ultra-high definition) resolution is defined as 3840 by 2160 pixels.
Some services let you download content to watch offline. It typically expires after 48 hours.
Entry-level max simultaneous streams
How many video streams can be run simultaneously with "entry-level" price at any one time across multiple devices.
enter value/s in increments of i between 1 and 4
Mid-range max simultaneous streams
How many video streams can be run simultaneously with "mid-range" price at any one time across multiple devices.
enter value/s in increments of i between 2 and 3
Cast to Chromecast
Can you cast to a Google Chromecast from a mobile device, PC or laptop?
Can you access the service on a PlayStation? Google Play Movies and TV purchases can be accessed in the YouTube app by using the same Google account.
Can you access the service on an Xbox? Google Play Movies and TV purchases can be accessed in the YouTube app by using the same Google account.
Can you access the service on a Nintendo Switch. Google Play Movies and TV purchases can be accessed in the YouTube app by using the same Google account.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Entry-level price per month
- In and out score
- Layout and stability score
- What to watch score
- Playback control score
- Service summary
- Good points
- Bad points
- Mid-range price per month
- Premium price per month
- Annual subscription
- Free trial period
- Max authorised devices
- Entry-level max simultaneous streams
- Mid-range max simultaneous streams
- Premium max simultaneous streams
- 4K UHD support
- Downloadable content for mobile
- Cast to chromecast
- Smart TV
- Nintendo switch
- Buy now