The best couches for binge watching Netflix

Getting prepared for your big Netflix binge takes more than just popcorn and dimmable lights; it requires the comfiest couch money can find.

Right now, all across this big brown land, lovers of the flat screen have one more reason to stay at home – as if we needed one – with Oz and Netflix together at last. But as we binge our way through the latest seasons of The Crown and Orange Is The New Black, it soon becomes clear that it's a hell of a lot easier to marathon an entire series when sitting on a comfortable couch.

Why stop at just being comfortable, though? What we watch on the box defines who we are, so why not take the national pastime to the next level and park our butts on something that expresses our personality? Something that gives our date, family, friends, neighbours and even pets a little glimpse into why we’re watching what we’re watching?

Get comfortable, and check out our top Netflix couches.

Happy Netflix, Australia!

  1. The Grand Lodge:

The Grand Lodge is a true classic and a must for tech-savvy TV watchers hoping to retain a semblance of tradition in the lounge room. From the memory-foam padding to the supportive back rests, even the most discerning posterior will find a lot to love with this plush sofa. As an added bonus, you can fold the Grand Lodge out to turn it into a sofa bed for those nights when you just can't be bothered trekking back to your bedroom.

Grand Lodge 3-seater Leather Sofabed

Grand Lodge 3-seater Leather Sofabed from Freedom Furniture

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  1. The Chaser:

With its wide range of blockbuster films and original movies, Netflix is essentially a cinema inside your TV. What better way to capitalise on that than by kitting your living room out with a theatre-grade lounge suite? The Chaser four-seater sofa gives you all this and more, featuring two reclining chairs, built-in cup holders and easy-to-clean faux leather – perfect for when your streaming snack goes AWOL.


  1. The Ostentatious:

Comfort isn't always the only concern when buying a couch. Sometimes you want your lounge suite to be as much a statement of your personality as a place for your butt to rest. With the Coco three-seater sofa, that statement is a loud and proud proclamation of classic style, the rich royal blue upholstery speaking to an elegance that's not afraid to show off a little. With this couch in your house, every Netflix stream is an event unto itself.


  1. The Great Outdoors:

It's no secret we Aussies love the outdoors, and since Netflix makes it easy to stream your favourite movies and TV shows whenever and wherever you want, it's only natural to want to get your binge on under the summer sun. With the Orlanda three-seater outdoor sofa, you can do just that. Built from acacia wood and woven rope, it can weather the harsh conditions of the Australian outdoors while still providing plenty of comfort for your backyard Netflix binges.


  1. Chic:

Nothing says style quite like plush purple fabric and brass studs. With the Giverney three-seater sofa, you can safely invite your most fashion-conscious friends over for a Netflix session without fear of them denigrating your taste in high-class furniture. Your taste in campy horror movies, on the other hand, is an entirely different story.


  1. For The Rugrats:

If you've got kids, you know how tough it is to keep their grubby hands from staining every surface in your house with muck sourced from places you'd rather not know about. Rather than forking out thousands of dollars for a lounge suite that's only going to end up sticky, shaggy and soiled, why not save yourself both money and misery by picking up the affordable Jazz sofa from Fantastic Furniture? Not only is it less of a burden on your bank account, it comes in a wide range of vibrant colours ideal for distracting young 'uns from your leather-bound "adults" couch.


  1. Man’s Best Friend:

Just like kids, pets can spell the end for any semblance of cleanliness you might once have enjoyed. Thankfully, you can at least save your couch from going to the dogs by buying your furry friends their own seat at the streaming table. That's where the Cara pet sofa comes in. Any self-respecting tail-wagger would love to park their keister on its cushioned fabric, and with its stain-resistant surface and removable cushion covers for easy washing, it's the perfect way to include Felix or Fido in your Netflix activities.


  1. Going Solo:

What about the lone binge-watchers: those who prefer to ride the Netflix train solo? Don’t feel sorry for them. They don't need to share the snacks or the remote, and they can park themselves right dead centre in front of the TV. You know who you are, and this one’s for you, mate. With a dual-motor electric recliner, an adjustable headrest and twin cup holders, you can ease into this bad boy, relax, and then really relax. Stream on, baby.


  1. Going Mobile:

You don't need a big-screen TV and a heavy couch to make the most of Netflix. With the Netflix app available on virtually any modern smartphone or tablet, taking your favourite shows on the go is a cinch. Of course, the cold hard floor doesn't make for a particularly comfortable seat, which is why you'll want to take a look at Ivory & Deene's range of faux fur bean bags. Soft and large yet light enough for easy portability, they're the ideal companion for mobile bingeing both indoors and outdoors.


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Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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