Australian Alternatives to Netflix

Information verified correct on October 28th, 2016

The best sites similar to Netflix Australia for streaming TV shows and movies.

Netflix is a pretty big deal overseas and as an international brand, letting customers pay for on-demand entertainment. You can access a range of premium movies and TV shows - and it's arrived here, in Australia!

But just because it's come down under, you don't have to jump on the bandwagon like everyone else. There are some suitable and competitive alternatives who have already called Australia home.

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Sites like Netflix

Want all the TV shows and movies? You can get a free trial with each of the streaming internet tv providers below:

Presto Internet TV

1. Presto

Stream a range of premium entertainment with no lock-in contract. Experience over thousands of hours of TV shows and movie entertainment.

Available on PC, Mac, iPhone and selected Android phones, iPad and TV via Google Chromecast.

  • Packages start from $9.99 a month.
  • Enjoy movies like A Million Ways to Die, A Perfect World and Babysitters Beware

Go to the Presto website


2. iTunes

Organise your music, movies and TV shows and shop for the ones that you want. Streaming radio is also available with iTunes radio.

iTunes provides a central location to download all your music. With over 43 million songs in their library, you can't go wrong. There's also thousand of movies and TV shows to choose from so you can catch up on your favourite episodes at any time.

  • Works on Mac, PC, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV.
  • iTunes Radio is free.
  • Gift cards are available to send to friends and family.

Go to iTunes website


3. Stan

Offering thousands of hours of HD in TV and movies, with up to three streaming services, Stan definitely gives Netflix a run for it's money.

Stan's basic package starts from only $10 a month, offering a huge range of premium content including the Lego Movie, The Hills, Adventure Time, Dexter, Ninja Turtles and Doctor Who.

  • Watch on your TV, computer, tablet or smartphone
  • Play via Chromecast or Airplay
  • First month free trial

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4. Foxtel

Foxtel is a pay TV service that includes live programs and channels. If you prefer a streaming service, you can get Foxtel Play for all your favourite shows and movies.

Build your own package and you could start watching Foxtel in just minutes. All your need to is sign up for online, install the app and you'll be able to access a range of content.

  • Two words (ok, maybe three): Game of Thrones.
  • Choose from channels like Fox8, Fox Sports, Lifestyle and Discovery channel.
  • Compatible on a range of devices including Apple and Android.

Go to our Foxtel page

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Which internet TV provider offers the highest streaming quality?

Netflix currently offers the highest quality with Ultra high definition. Beware: this can take up 7GB per hour.

Which internet TV providers have a similar price to Netflix Australia but still offer the same content?

Netflix starts at $8.99 but there are limits, like the ability to stream up to only one device.

  • Presto starts at $9.99 but offers more content compared to the package offered for $8.99 on Netflix.
  • Similarly, Stan is $10 per month but provides access to the full library.

What internet TV providers have similar content to Netflix Australia?

Netflix US has a huge range of TV shows, documentaries and movies, but one of the key things we noticed was the Netflix Australia missed out on a few notable TV shows.

Let's have a look at the comparison below:

ServiceKey content
Netflix AUMarco Polo, BoJack Horseman, Bloodline, Virunga, Mission Blue, Uganda Be Kidding Me
StanBetter Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, Community
QuickflixTrue Blood, Entourage, The Sopranos, The Wire, Sherlock, Torchwood, Little Britain
PrestoBoardwalk Empire, Dexter, Californication, Deadwood, Ray Donovan, Girls,
FoxtelGame of Thrones, Keeping up with the Kardashians, Wild Survivor, A Place to Call Home
iTunesThe Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, Pretty Little Liars, Downtown Abbey, Revenge, State of Affairs, The Real Housewives

Which internet TV provider has a library like Netflix Australia?

Stan and Quickflix currently have the largest library with approximately 7,000 hours compared to Netflix Australia's 5,000 hours.

Which provider is good for kid's TV shows like Netflix?

This depend on how much you're willing to pay and how many devices you'd like to stream from.

ServicePlan/PackagePrice (per month)Number of devices (can be upgraded)
PrestoMovies OR TV Shows$9.994
FoxtelKids Entertainment$102
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Shirley Liu

Shirley is's publisher for banking and investments. She is currently studying a Masters in Commerce (Finance) and is the author of hundreds of articles. She is passionate about helping Aussies make an informed decision, save money and find the best deal for their needs.

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2 Responses to Australian Alternatives to Netflix

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    Tamika | May 20, 2015

    I’m profoundly deaf and I was wondering if any of the providers guarantee to have subtitles or closed captions on all or most of their movies and TV shows?

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      Brodie | May 21, 2015

      Hi Tamika,

      Great question. Here at, we’ve compared each providers’ closed caption offerings. Follow this link for more information.



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