The new Aussie streaming service allows subscribers to stream NCIS, The Bachelor and more for one month without paying a cent.
The competition in the streaming market is getting fiercer. Network Ten and CBS just launched 10 All Access, a streaming platform that offers more than 7,000 episodes of popular TV shows without ads or lengthy commitments.
The slim streaming library on offer may not compare to Netflix's gigantic TV show and movie catalogue, but it's early days for the service and you can take what is available for a test drive with a free one-month trial.
Is there a catch?
There's no catch, if you sign up to the one-month free trial and remember to cancel your subscription at the end of the calendar month, you won't pay a cent. However, it is worth noting that failing to do so will result in an automatic debit on your attached credit card for $9.99.
This will recur every calendar month until you cancel your subscription. There's also the matter of data usage. Like any streaming service, 10 All Access will use your monthly data allowance whether you're at home or on the go. Your Internet service provider will likely sting you with excess charges if you're streaming habits get a little out of control.
Here are a couple of tips to help you avoid paying any unexpected charges.
1. Set a reminder to cancel your subscription
When you sign up for a free trial with 10 All Access, you are required to enter your personal details as well as your payment details. 10 All Access won't allow you to trial its service without a linked bank account. This is standard practice, but it does mean you will be automatically charged when your subscription renews. We recommend setting a calendar reminder a few days before the end of the calendar month so you can decide whether you want to pay for 10 All Access or cancel your subscription.
2. Check your data allowance
Like CBS All Access, 10 All Access doesn't offer hard and fast specifications on the service's streaming quality and data usage. It seems to utilise an adaptive video quality technology that will stream in standard definition or high definition depending on the quality of your Internet connection.
We know that most standard definition streams can use anywhere between 300MB and 1GB per hour, so err on the side of caution when streaming.
We'd recommend connecting to a Wi-Fi network where possible and reviewing your mobile data allowance if you do choose to stream on a mobile plan.
We've compared high-data mobile plans in our comparison engine.
How do I get a free trial of 10 All Access?
If you're keen to see how much NCIS and CSI you can cram into one month, take the following steps to take advantage of the 10 All Access free trial.
- Head over to the 10 All Access website
- Click the big orange "JOIN NOW & GET 1 MONTH FREE" button
- Enter your personal details that will be used to log in to your 10 All Access account (Name, email address and password)
- Agree to the terms and conditions
- Click the blue "SIGN UP" button
- Enter a promo code in the order summary window if you have one
- Enter your address and payment details
- Click "Review Order"
- Complete the transaction and begin streaming
How much will I pay once the free trial ends?
If you decide to stick around, 10 All Access is priced at $9.99/month. Subscribers can watch three simultaneous streams across a variety of devices, including PCs/Macs, Android, iOS, Apple TV, and Chromecast.
What does a 10 All Access subscription get me?
10 All Access offers over 7,000 TV episodes commercial free. You can binge watch entire seasons of popular 90's dramas like Melrose Place or Beverly Hills 902010 as well as an impressive collection of crime procedurals – with titles like Blue Bloods, Numb3rs, Medium, CSI and more. Meanwhile, reality fans can tune in for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor in Paradise. Since we're talking local content, Neighbours is also available to stream.
The only downside concerning 10 All Access content is that it's fairly old as of the launch. However, the platform does promise to add fresh CBS shows express from the US in the future. Subscribers can already watch Happy Together and The Neighborhood, two sitcoms that premiered during the US fall TV season. Plus, you get to stream CBS All Access exclusive series, which are a whole lot of fun. The list includes The Good Fight, Strange Angel, One Dollar and Tell Me a Story. As an added bonus, 10 All Access also comes with a live stream of CBSN, a US news channel.
Looking for another free trial?
If you've burned through your fair share of The Bachelor and you're looking for more, check out every streaming provider in Australia offering a free trial.
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