Netflix and Stan combo: Are two streaming subscriptions really worth it?

Reach streaming Nirvana with the powers of Netflix and Stan combined.

Streamers are constantly torn between services. Should you take advantage of Netflix's beloved original productions like Stranger Things or support the local punters over at Stan. Well, at the risk of sounding like a 2017 ad for tacos, why not both? Here we make the case for subscribing to multiple streaming services at once.

Netflix and Stan combined price

It might sound a little over the top subscribing to two streaming services but the low admission price for both and extensive content libraries make it worth it.

Considering not too long ago we'd be forking out upwards of $100 a month to Foxtel if we wanted anything that wasn't free-to-air television in Australia, $ 19.99 to $32.99 per month for access to both services is still saving you.

Netflix Stan
Price per month $9.99 - $17.99 (depending on the package you choose) $10 - $15
Key Content Stranger Things, BoJack Horseman, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Defenders, Master of None, Black Mirror, Narcos Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, No Activity, The Other Guy, Wolf Creek, Romper Stomper
Lock-in contract? No No
Max. number of concurrent streams (Premium Plan) 4 4
Quality SD / HD / Ultra HD 4K SD / HD / Ultra HD 4K

*Table last updated 18 June 2018

Netflix and Stan combined content library

So at the highest tier for both Netflix and Stan you will pay a total of $32.99 for 4K UHD viewing on up to four screens at any given time but what do you actual get for the monthly admission fee? Both providers off extensive TV show and movie libraries and while provider exclusives are the golden geese for both, you still want peace of mind that there will be plenty more content to burn through once you've laughed your way through No Activity and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.

While Netflix's library is 88% larger than Stan's at the time of writing, Stan has made some epic content partnerships of recent with Lionsgate, Starz and MGM output deals locked down and two exciting new original TV shows in production; Bloom and The Gloaming.

Below is a graph that shows exactly how content you would have access to with a Netflix and Stan subscription (as of 18 June 2018).

Netflix and Stan free trials

Both Stan and Netflix offer 30-day free trials that give you unbridled access to each content library. If you're still not sure two seperate subscriptions is actually worth it, you can trial both at once to help you decide which suits best. Alternatively, sign up to both free trials, one after the other, and access 60 days straight of free access to both massive content libraries.

The old switcheroo

It's also important to remember that neither streaming service has any lock-in contracts. So realistically you can activate and pause your accounts as often as you please. If there's a brand-new exclusive on Stan, activate your account for a month and pause it the next month when Netflix drops its latest exclusive binge-fest.

With that said, Netflix's output rate is insane so you'll have a tough time with all the quality series being released let alone take a few months off to save a couple of bucks but it's always an option.

Streaming broadband bundles

At the time of writing, Australian streaming service Stan isn't buddied up with any mobile or broadband providers. So while the Australian streaming service plays with its toys in the corner, Netflix and Foxtel have partnered with various telcos to bring you broadband streaming bundles.

Here's a selection of broadband and streaming bundles offered in Australia.

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