Jump on these deals and you could get Internet TV for up to 23 months for free
Sign-up for free trials, buy a connection bundle or plan, or purchase a console, and you can get Internet TV thrown in for nothing. Here's how you can jump providers to get 23 months of bonus streaming.
Want all the TV shows and movies? You can get a free trial with each of the streaming internet tv providers below:
Step 1 - Get your free trial
This is your bare bones, commitment-free, no-money-required option for streaming your shows and movies for nix. That's right: NIX. Lots of Australian Internet TV (IPTV) providers are giving up to 30 days free access to new users and eligible returning users to their IPTV service. Terms and conditions may apply, and once your free trial is over you might have to remember to cancel your account / subscription so that you won't be billed beyond your trial period.
Internet TV providers offering free trials
|Provider||Period||Eligibility||Access||Terms and conditions||Available with any other offer?||Purchase|
|Netflix||30 days||New users and eligible former users only (contact Netflix for details.)||Access to your choice of three subscription packages (single-stream, dual-stream or four-stream)||To avoid being charged beyond your trial period, you must cancel your membership at any time during the one month free period.||No||See content|
|Stan||30 days||New subscribers only.||Access to their TVs and movies||To avoid being charged beyond your trial period, you must cancel your membership at any time during the one month free period. Promotional offers may be charged if they consider it is being abused.||No information provided. However when you sign up for a 30 day trial, you'll receive a voucher to purchase a Chromecast for $39.||See content|
|Presto||60 days||New subscribers to Presto Entertainment only. Available between March 26 and April 26.||Access to Presto Entertainment (TV and Movies)||To avoid being charged beyond your trial period, you must cancel your membership at any time during the one month free period. You might be charged a pending $1 fee on your credit card in this period, this is to verify your credit card details and will be canceled once verified.||No. If you've already signed up for Presto's one month trial, don't hate yourself. You can add the PRESTOCG code to your account to extend your free trial by one month.||See content|
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Step 2 - Buy a connection plan with a bonus Internet TV subscription
Because it's important to have a good Internet connection running behind your streams, many Internet TV providers partner with telecommunications services to provide packaged bundles that include subscriptions to streaming as well as your usual internet / mobile service.
On the positive, they offer more months of streaming than free trials, but on the flipside you will have to jump telecom providers and shell out some $$ for their services. If you're willing to jump ship, here are the providers offering free Internet TV.
Telecommunications providers offering free streaming bonuses
|Provider||Plans||Value||Bonus IPTV months||Deals||Terms and conditions||Unmetered data for streaming?|
|Optus||Netflix (two stream plan)||$71.94||6 months||Home broadband: Get Netflix for 6 months when you purchase a $60+ home broadband bundle or broadband only plan on a 24-month contract.Mobile phone (plan): Get Netflix for 6 months when you buy a $60+ My Plan Plus or My Plan Business on a 24-month contract.Mobile broadband: Get Netflix for 6 months when you buy a $30+ My Mobile Broadband Plan on a 24-month contract.||Offer only available until 5 July 2015. Offer is available to both new and existing customers who connect to an eligible plan. Voucher code must be claimed within 14 days and will expire 30 September 2015.||Yes, on Optus home broadband plans (starts 17 April).|
|Optus||Netflix (two stream plan)||$35.97||3 months||Mobile phone (prepaid): Purchase a prepaid mobile phone and activate the included SIM to get Netflix free for 3 months.Mobile broadband (prepaid): Purchase a prepaid mobile broadband device and activate the included SIM to get Netflix free for 3 months.||Offer only available until 5 July 2015. Offer is available to both new and existing customers who purchase a prepaid device and activate the included SIM. Voucher code must be claimed within 14 days and will expire 30 September 2015.||Yes, on Optus home broadband plans (starts 17 April).|
|Telstra||Presto (Entertainment plan)||$44.97||3 months||Telstra T-Box: Telstra customers with T-Box are eligible for 3 months free Presto Entertainment. To redeem this, you'll need to follow the prompts on channel 911 to obtain your code (TEL515) and activate it by 11:59am AEST on 30 June 2015. FYI: our sources tell us you might not even need T-Box to access this promotion.||This offer is only available to Telstra T-Box owners. To avoid being charged for your service, you must cancel your Presto Entertainment package before your 3 month subscription ends. Min. internet connection speed to access Presto is 3Mbps.||Yes|
|Telstra Mobile||Presto (Entertainment plan)||$89.94||6 months||Telstra Go Mobile / Easy Share Business 24-month Plans: Purchase a 24 month Go Mobile or Easy Share Business Plan to receive Presto for 6 months.||Offer is available from 9 April. Plans start from $45/month.||No, but Telstra is offering 'data boost' on eligible plans.|
Step 3: Upgrade your device
Need some new tech to watch your streams on? Netflix has got you covered. When you purchase a new Xbox One Console + bundle you'll also receive a 3 month Netflix subscription (for a limited time only, select stores only). Microsoft Store, EB Games and JB Hi Fi are just some of the guys offering this deal. With Microsoft Store, the bundles start at $499 (Xbox One Console + 2 Assassin's Creed games + 3 month Netflix subscription). However, if you're not particular about games, you can visit JB Hi Fi and get their Xbox One FIFA 15 Console Bundle for $469 (Xbox One console, FIFA 15 digital download token (limited availability), and the Netflix subscription.)
The bonus is that this subscription doesn't include the one-month free trial with Netflix, so really, you can get four months out of this package!Back to top
There you have it: your guide to getting free / bonus months of Internet TV. To make the most of these freebies and bonuses, just keep jumping / switching providers and plans like this:
Netflix trial (30 days / 1 month)
Stan trial (30 days / 1 month)
Presto trial (60 days / 2 months)
Quickflix trial (30 days / 1 month)
Optus Broadband plan (Netflix for 6 months)
~$60 x 24 = $1440
T-Box offer (Presto for 3 months)
$144 (one off payment option for a T-Box if required)
Telstra Go Mobile / Easy Share Business Plan (Presto for 6 months)
$45 x 24 = $1080
XBox One console bundle (Netflix for 3 months)
$469 (inc. console, game & Netflix subscription)
= 23 months (cost ~$3133)
It's important to note that the above option means that you'll have to commit to a 24-month contracts with Optus and Telstra and does not include any costs incurred with signing up to Telstra (only the T-Box box price is included). It's also really just an idea of how much you can get out of the specials on offer.
But if you really want Internet TV for nix, why not ride free trials for five months across all four services?