Best Netflix Apps for your iPhone, iPad & Mac

Information verified correct on October 21st, 2016

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The best Netflix Australia app for your Apple device is the official Netflix app, available from the App store.

Here’s what you need to know about streaming Netflix content on your iOS device.

Netflix Australia have done well to offer one of the best video streaming services in Australia. Although they’re a little late to the market, people are impressed with the Netflix service. At the time of writing, the Netflix iOS application for Apple’s iPhone and iPad devices has been rated 4 1/2 stars over almost 500 reviews in the Apple Store. If you want to get among the action, here’s what you need to know about the Netflix apps for your iPhone and iPad, and watching Netflix on your Mac.

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

How does the Netflix Australia app work?

You need to have a Netflix subscription before you can login to the Netflix app. You can become a member by visiting Once you have a subscription, you can download the Netflix app from the Apple App Store. Search for Netflix directly within the App Store or you can find it through Google.

The first page after the login screen asks you who’s watching. This lets you split the audience between adults and kids if you’re concerned about mature content.

After you’ve selected a user, you can now search and stream movies and TV shows to your hearts content.

Have a look at the kids section if you have children. There are plenty of titles from Power Rangers to Pokemon, so youngsters are sure to find something that entertains them.

Does Netflix Australia affect my data usage?

The Netflix app for iOS devices works well. Buffering is barely noticeable on the devices we tested (iPhone 4 and iPad mini). The app works well on home broadband connections streaming high definition content. For mobile devices Netflix reverts to low quality streaming, but people with a low data limit plan will find they go over their data limit using Netflix frequently. Keep an eye on your phone’s data usage if you’re using Netflix on a cellular network.

Can I use Netflix Australia on my mac?

It’s really simple to stream your favourite TV shows and movies from your Mac laptop or desktop device. Just visit the Netflix website,, login to your account and start streaming instantly.

Frequently asked questions

Have a look at these FAQs for an answer to your question. We can also help you if you ask us a question using the form below this article.

Is Netflix compatible with my iPhone, iPad or iPhone?

Netflix Australia is available on all generations of iPad, iPhone 4 and later and iPod 4th generation and on.

How does the Netflix Australia app work?

  • If you’re already a member of Netflix, download the Netflix APP from the Apple APP Store. Log in to your account when prompted and you can start streaming content right away.
  • Use the Netflix APP to search and watch thousands of TV and movie titles from your iPhone, iPad or Mac.
  • Find a show you like? Rate it and let your friends know. Netflix can also suggest titles based on what you have previously rated.

How big is the Netflix Australia app?

The Netflix iPad and iPhone APP file sizes are about 30MB.

How do I get the app on more than one device?

The cheapest Netflix subscription only lets you stream Netflix on one device, plus your computer. The most expensive Netflix membership lets you stream Netflix on simultaneous devices.

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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