Australian alternatives to Netflix

Shirley Liu 30 March 2015


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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1. Foxtel Now
Foxtel's foray into the world of Internet TV, Foxtel Now offers an online, on-demand streaming service for all programming available on regular Foxtel..

Available on PC, Mac, Chromecast, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One and LG, Samsung and Sony smart tvs.

  • Packages start from $10.00 a month.
  • Enjoy TV shows like Game of Thrones, Westworld and The Walking Dead.

Go to Foxtel Now website View coupon codes for Foxtel Now

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 View coupon codes for iTunes

3. Foxtel
Foxtel is a pay TV service that includes live programs and channels. If you prefer a streaming service, you can get Foxtel Now 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 Foxtel website View coupon codes for Foxtel


4. 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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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 $9.99 but there are limits, like the ability to stream up to only one device.

  • Stan starts $10 per month and provides access to TV and movies.
  • Foxtel Now starts at $15 per month with the option to add additional packs for sports, documentaries and more

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
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)
FoxtelKids Entertainment$102
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    TamikaMay 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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      BrodieMay 21, 2015Staff

      Hi Tamika,

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



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