What Everybody Ought To Know About Quickflix

Information verified correct on December 10th, 2016

Like Netflix in the United States, Quickflix offers Australians the option to stream or rent.

Quickflix is an internet streaming company founded in Perth in 2003. Its original conception was as a DVD mail subscription service that allowed users to choose DVDs and Blu-rays online and have them shipped to them at home. With no postage fees or late fees the service mirrored precisely what Netflix was offering its subscribers in the United States.

Like Netflix, Quickflix also realised the potential that video streaming had and began offering the service to their subscribers as well. With acquisitions of other similar companies, Quickflix was able to expand their business to New Zealand.

Streaming services offered by Quickflix were first launched in 2011 and originally were exclusive to owners of Sony products. This included the PlayStation 3 and eventually Sony BRAVIA TVS, Blu-ray players and home theatre systems. This was followed by integration with personal computers and Macintosh and then with Samsung electronics including Galaxy Smartphones. By 2012, you could access video streaming from Quickflix using a variety of different devices including the Xbox 360 console. Its most recent additions have been Google Chromecast and Sony Xperia Smartphones in 2014.

One of the pros of using Quickflix for streaming video is the streaming deals the company has made with major television providers such as Disney, NBC Universal, BBC Worldwide and Lionsgate. HBO also had a stake in Quickflix for a period of time, allowing for the streaming service to provide subscribers content like Game of Thrones and The Sopranos.

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What devices and supported features are available for Quickflix? 

There are a number of different methods you can use to access your Quickflix account, but not all have the technology necessary to support each feature. The following is a list of devices that support Quickflix, and the features that are available with each one:

Smart TVs

SD PlaybackHD PlaybackMy PlaylistPremium
Samsung Smart TVYesYesNoYes
Panasonic TVYesYesNoMovies only
LG Smart TVYesYesYesYes
Sony BraviaYesNoComing soonComing soon
Sony 4K HDR Android TV
Sony
50 Inch Full HD LED LCD Smart 3D TV
Sony
42" Agora 4K Smart LED TV (Ultra HD)
Kogan

Game Consoles

SD PlaybackHD PlaybackMy PlaylistPremium
Play Station 3YesYesYesYes
Play Station 4YesYesYesYes
Xbox 360YesYesYes
Xbox OneYesYesYesYes

PC – Mac

SD PlaybackHD PlaybackMy PlaylistPremium
PCYesNoYesYes
Windows 8YesNoNoMovies only
Mac OSXYesNoYesYes

Mobile devices

SD PlaybackHD PlaybackMy PlaylistPremium
Apple iOSYesNoYesYes
Samsung AndroidYesYesNoYes
Google AndroidYesYesYesYes
Kindle FireYesNoNoYes
Windows PhoneYesNoNoYes

Other devices

SD PlaybackHD PlaybackMy PlaylistPremium
Google ChromecastYesYesYesYes
TivoYesYesNoYes
HUMAXYesNoNoYes
KoboYesNoNoYes
OppoYesYesNoYes

The new Apple TV (2015)
Apple
Apple iPad Pro
Apple
Google Chromecast 2
Dick Smith Electronics
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What's Quickflix video streaming pricing in Australia?

Both movies and internet television are offered together by Quickflix for $9.99 a month. This content is drawn from their large library and contains shows like Orphan Black and Skins. There are also premium movies and series that are not available with the $9.99 subscription. These are an on-demand option where you are charged from $2.99 per episode for television series episodes and from $5.99 for a movie. Once purchased, you will have the content available for seven days after purchase, and 48 hours once you hit play for the first time.

You can use coupon codes or vouchers to offset the price of the premium content. As you are ordering you will be prompted to enter a coupon code if you have one. The amount of the voucher will then be deducted from your total before you are charged.

If you are choosing the DVD & Blu-ray home service, the charge is $12.99 a month for one disc out at a time. This allows you to choose from over 60,000 movie and TV rentals. For $22.99 you can take out two discs and for $29.99 you are allowed three discs at a time. This is not a limit on the amount of movies you may view monthly only on the number you may have at the same time.

There are no late fees or postal charges for the service, and you are permitted to keep the video for as long as you want. You should note that new selections will not be sent to you until you return what you have already viewed, but if you return the movies quickly you will be able to enjoy a continual flow of new DVDs and Blu-rays.

Frequently asked questions

The following is a list of frequently asked questions regarding Quickflix, their services and the features provided:

What do I need to join Quickflix?

In order to start a Quickflix subscription you will need to be at least 18 years of age, an Australian resident and have a valid credit card or PayPal account in your name. You will also need a valid email address to verify your account.

What payment methods are accepted by Quickfix?

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club International and PayPal are acceptable forms for paying your Quickflix subscription.

Can I use Quickflix in another country?

No, the Quickflix streaming service is only available in Australia.

What speed internet connection will I need to run Quickflix?

The minimum speed requirement for Quickflix is 1.5 Mbps. If you are not sure if your connection meets this requirement you can conduct a speed test online.

What is my playlist?

My playlist is a feature that allows you to add movies you want to see in the future to a library where they can be viewed later at your convenience.

Is Quickflix content metered?

Yes, all of the movies and shows accessed through Quickflix are metered and will therefore work against your quota

Is there a limit to how much you can watch when streaming videos with Quickflix?

Packages allow you to stream as much content as you want, as often as you want. The only exception is with premium movies and television series. These are only offered on-demand and will expire 48 hours after you first hit play.

Which browser should I use to run Quickflix?

It is recommended that you use one of the following browsers with your Quickflix subscription: Mozilla Firefox v34 or higher, Internet Explorer v10 or above, Safari v7 or higher, and Google Chrome v20 or higher.

Why do I have to download Silverlight to use Quickflix?

Microsoft Silverlight is used to play back the content offered by Quickflix. This is a free plug-in that facilitates video streaming.

With an extensive library of movies and television programming, Quickflix is one of the leaders in Australia when it comes to delivering streamed internet television. Compare the features, options and pricing with other video streaming providers before making a final choice.

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2 Responses to What Everybody Ought To Know About Quickflix

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    Glennstapo | April 17, 2015

    Why are you only providing content comparisons between Netflix, Presto and Stan?

    With Quickflix being the longest in the market, you need to include them in any comparison.

    This almost seems discriminatory and aimed at driving customers away from Quickflix as this seems to be a strategic decision.

    Have you been paid by the others to exclude the incumbent??

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      Shirley | April 21, 2015

      Hi Glennstapo,

      Thanks for your feedback.

      Unfortunately Quickflix hasn’t been able to provide us with a full content as of yet. As soon as we receive this from them we’ll be more than happy to publish the list.

      Cheers,
      Shirley

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