FREE TRIAL: 30 days of Prime Video's premium TV shows and movies for free from Amazon AU
Prime Video's free 30-day trial will give you instant access to thousands of premium TV shows and movies.View details
Need a new show to binge watch? Here's a full list of shows on Netflix Australia.
Whether it's a blockbuster or indie, you'll find it on Netflix Australia.
Because Netflix is now a global force, it is committed to creating high-quality original shows and movies that can't be seen anywhere else, with a strategy built around binge watching.
With partnerships with companies like Disney and Dreamworks to create exclusive shows for its audience, Netflix is aiming to create engaging programs for audiences of all ages.The recent addition of offline viewing is also taking the platform to the next level.
Netflix subscribers can now download certain shows and movies to their iOS and Android devices to watch offline, which truly makes the concept of watching Netflix anywhere a reality.
For a limited time, Australians are invited to try Netflix for one month for free. If they choose to continue, service plans start at $9.99 for a single standard definition stream. There are no contracts with Netflix so you can cancel the service at any time, but until then your credit card that was used to sign up will automatically be charged each month.
If you have obtained a coupon code for Netflix services, you can get your discount when you sign up. Simply wait to be prompted during check-out and enter the code where indicated. You will see the discount applied on your first billing statement.
There are three plans offered by Netflix that you can choose from: Basic, Standard and Premium. The one you pick will depend on the types of features you want with your Netflix subscription.
|Australian price (per month)||$9.99||$13.99||$17.99|
|Number of screens you can watch at the same time||1||2||4|
|Watch video on laptop, TV, smartphone and tablet||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unlimited access to TV shows and movies||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cancel any time||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|First month free||Yes||Yes||Yes|
In order to watch a video streamed from Netflix on your PC or laptop you will have to have the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in installed. This is a free download that enables Netflix to run properly on your computer.
Back in 1997, Netflix changed the way movies were rented in the United States. Subscribers could view the company’s selection of movies online, order what they wanted and have the DVD delivered to their mailbox. The customer would watch, pop the movie back in a pre-paid envelope and send it back to Netflix. In 1999 they introduced their customers to monthly subscriptions and stopped offering single rentals by 2000. This was the start of a movie rental concept with no due dates or late fees and unlimited rentals per month for a flat fee.
The business plan took a few years to catch on, but by 2003 Netflix posted its first profit of US$6.5 million. By 2005 Netflix was shipping a million DVDs out to subscribers daily from a stock of over 35,000 different film titles. Ten years after its introduction, Netflix had delivered its billionth DVD and was looking towards introducing video on demand using the Internet.
Online streaming of video through Netflix turned the company from being one of the post office’s biggest customers to being the largest source of Internet traffic in North America by 2010. By 2011 Netflix began to acquire content that would be exclusive to their service. Major blockbuster shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black put them on the map, while partnerships with Marvel for Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist expanded the audience. Now, Netflix is investing billions in original content for the coming years to cater to its rapidly growing international audience.
Netflix launched in Australia and New Zealand on the 24th of March 2015. While there was some early dismay around Netfix ANZ's comparatively shallow library, it has since grown to rival some of the bigger international TV and movie catalogues. As of January 2018, Netflix's library had grown by 114% with 2400 TV and movie titles, compared to the much smaller launch offering of 1120 titles.
The Netflix Australia and New Zealand launch was just the beginning; one year later the streaming giant revealed its plan for international expansion.
Netflix began offering its video streaming services to Canada in September 2010 followed by a large expansion into Central and Southern America including Mexico in 2011. This proved to be very lucrative, especially in the Canadian market.
By 2012 it had become available in the UK and Northern Ireland, which was even more successful than their introduction into Canada. From here they slowly integrated into most of the rest of Europe over the next two years. Distribution rights make it impossible for Netflix to provide the same content to all countries, but they attempt to make up for this with their exclusive series and movies as well as adding localised content for their overseas subscribers.
In the early part of 2015, Netflix entered the Australia and New Zealand video streaming markets, followed by Japan and Singapore later that year.
Then, at CES 2016, Netflix shocked the world by switching on in almost 200 different countries around the world. Currently, Netflix is available in every country around the globe except China, Crimea, North Korea and Syria, though the content libraries vary greatly. For a full rundown of what's available on Netflix around the globe, check our international Netflix TV and movie lists.
Netflix Australia offers gift cards priced at $20, $30 and $50. These can be gifted to a friend or family member, or even used by yourself if you're particularly concerned about storing your payment details online. Below is a list of stores you can purchase Netflix gift cards from in Australia.
This depends on what quality you're streaming Netflix at. Usage varies depending on whether you're streaming in SD, HD or 4K. Below is a guide to how much data Netflix will consume at each quality grade:
Not sure what quality you're streaming at? There is a way to check (see below), but if you're paying for the basic package you're streaming in SD, the standard package gets you HD and up to 4K (assuming you have a 4K capable television) is available on the premium package.
If your Internet service provider (ISP) offers unmetered Netflix streaming or you're signed up to an unlimited broadband plan, data usage isn't going to be of much concern to you.
However, if you do have a data limit, or even worse, you're streaming on a mobile network, data usage is something you should seriously consider. Excess usage can result in hefty charges from your provider.
To change video quality settings, simply access Netflix from your web browser and click on the profile image in the top-right corner of the window. Then, in the drop-down menu, select "Your Account". On the "My Profile" page, select "Playback settings" in the "My Profile" section. From there, you can manually select the video quality of your Netflix stream. In the case where you're experiencing lag, you're going to want to switch it to "Low" (you may have to wait up to 8 hours for the changes to be processed).
If your stream is constantly buffering, you're going to want to switch it to "Low" (you may have to wait up to 8 hours for the changes to be processed).
If you want to do the opposite and maximise your Netflix stream, check out our guide to speeding up your Netflix stream.
Min. Total Cost of $1896.00
Prime Video's free 30-day trial will give you instant access to thousands of premium TV shows and movies.View details
Take advantage of hayu's limited 30-day month trial and access thousands of hours of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Made in Chelsea and so much more.View details
Rent the latest TV and movies from Telstra's huge library.View details
Q: Does Netflix stream in HD?
A: Yes, you will find that a large number of titles available through Netflix is available in HD. Of course, this quality will only be evident if you are streaming the video to an HD-equipped television.
Q: Will using Netflix affect my Internet quota?
A: Yes, Netflix is a metered video streaming service so your allowed usage will be affected. Keep in mind that streaming in HD uses a higher bandwidth and will affect your usage at a faster rate than watching videos in standard definition.
Q: How fast does my Internet speed need to be in order for Netflix to work?
A: The minimum connection speed is 0.5Mbps, but this will give you a poor quality image. The speed and the bandwidth of your Internet connection will have a direct impact on how you view the content, so you will want a high-speed connection for best results.
Q: On how many different devices can I use Netflix at the same time?
A: This will depend on the membership plan you have ordered.
Q: Is there a Netflix app?
A: Yes, the Netflix app will enable you to watch content from Netflix on any of your mobile devices. The introduction of Netflix changed the video streaming industry instantly, as Australians now have more choices than ever before when it comes to selecting a video streaming service provider. Before you make any decisions, check and compare the features and prices to find the provider that has what you want for the right price.
Q: Am I charged in USD or AUD when using Netflix Australia?
A: You will be charged in AUD for the services; Netflix processes the payments locally so you don't have to worry about exchange rates and conversion fees.
One appealing aspect that Netflix has over other video streaming providers is the number of devices you can use to access the movies and TV series. These include:
Prepare yourself for spicy Australian drama, scandalous reality TV and a daring adventure into 19th-century England. Read more…
Survivor's Guide to Prison is a real-dope expose on what to expect when you book a stay at a United States corrections facility. Read more…
The Vietnam War is a well-produced, 10-part series that will open your eyes to a lot of behind-the-scenes info. Read more…
There's something for everyone this week, from explosive action flicks to rib-tickling comedies. Read more…
Castlevania Season 2 whips up a double dose of animated bloodshed, Stan laps up a couple of Logies and Netflix is testing top-tier Ultra plans. Read more…
A new month means plenty of fresh entertainment for TV and movie buffs to binge on. Read more…
Stan gets exclusive rights to Master Chief's new TV series and Netflix starts a podcast. Read more…
Your weekend streaming sorted: Derren Brown is back as a makeshift miracle man and his latest Netflix specials will push you over the edge. Read more…
If you stumble across GLOW by accident, something truly remarkable will happen: it will make you give a crap about professional wrestling. Read more…
Orange is the New Black returns for Season 6 on Netflix, Jesse Custer returns home on Stan and SBS celebrates NAIDOC Week. Read more…
There's no better cure for the winter blues than a hearty serving of hot new TV shows and movies. Read more…
While Netflix Australia might have a massive leg up on Stan in terms of content, combining two streaming services can unlock a world of TV shows and movies. Read more…
Find out when the NBN is coming to your area with our tracker.
Buy an annual pass for $69 and save on NordVPN's secure browsing
finder.com.au is one of Australia's leading comparison websites. We compare from a wide set of major banks, insurers and product issuers.
finder.com.au has access to track details from the product issuers listed on our sites. Although we provide information on the products offered by a wide range of issuers, we don't cover every available product. You should consider whether the products featured on our site are appropriate for your needs and seek independent advice if you have any questions.
Products marked as 'Promoted' or "Advertisement" are prominently displayed either as a result of a commercial advertising arrangement or to highlight a particular product, provider or feature. Finder may receive remuneration from the Provider if you click on the related link, purchase or enquire about the product. Finder's decision to show a 'promoted' product is neither a recommendation that the product is appropriate for you nor an indication that the product is the best in its category. We encourage you to use the tools and information we provide to compare your options and find the best option for you.
The identification of a group of products, as 'Top' or 'Best' is a reflection of user preferences based on current website data. On a regular basis, analytics drive the creation of a list of popular products. Where these products are grouped, they appear in no particular order.
Where our site links to particular products or displays 'Go to site' buttons, we may receive a commission, referral fee or payment.
We try to take an open and transparent approach and provide a broad based comparison service. However, you should be aware that while we are an independently owned service, our comparison service does not include all providers or all products available in the market.
Some product issuers may provide products or offer services through multiple brands, associated companies or different labelling arrangements. This can make it difficult for consumers to compare alternatives or identify the companies behind the products. However, we aim to provide information to enable consumers to understand these issues.
Providing or obtaining an estimated insurance quote through us does not guarantee you can get the insurance. Acceptance by insurance companies is based on things like occupation, health and lifestyle. By providing you with the ability to apply for a credit card or loan we are not guaranteeing that your application will be approved. Your application for credit products is subject to the Provider's terms and conditions as well as their application and lending criteria.