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Stan

Stan: Price, features and content

Stan delivers ultra high definition video streaming to Australians, with plenty of local and international content.

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Stan is a local streaming service owned by Nine Entertainment. As an on-demand TV show and movie provider with a strong library and local production budget, it's one of Netflix's strongest competitors in Australia.

Stan has content broadcasting rights deals with a variety of producers, including MGM, BBC Worldwide, Village Roadshow, Starz and Lionsgate. These partnerships allow Stan to stream some of the biggest blockbusters.

Stan is facing some hurdles though, since the launch of new streaming service Paramount Plus. Deals with Viacom, CBS and Showtime, which are all part of Paramount Plus owner ViacomCBS, are now in doubt. Stan has already lost Showtime content to the new streaming platform. Stan is also losing a significant amount of top-shelf content to Disney Plus.

Stan kicked off local content production back in 2015 with its fly-on-the-wall buddy cop comedy No Activity, before bringing Wolf Creek's Mick Taylor to the small screen in 2016.

Stan made history in 2016 by becoming the first streaming service to be nominated for a Logie Award when No Activity nabbed 3 nominations: Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for both Dan Wylie and Tim Minchin and Most Outstanding Comedy Program. Stan has also moved into sports content, more on that below.

How much does Stan cost?

Stan’s streaming plans start at $10 per month for the Basic tier (1 screen, standard definition). New subscribers also get a 30-day free trial, but it's worth noting that your card will automatically be debited once the 30 days is over.

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Name Product Simultaneous streams Max video quality Free trial period Monthly price Monthly Price
Stan Basic
Stan Basic
1
SD
30 days
$10
$10
Stan Standard
Stan Standard
3
HD
30 days
$14
$14
Stan Premium
Stan Premium
4
4K
30 days
$19
$19
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How many TV shows and movies does Stan have?

Stan has built out its library to now house more than 700 TV shows and over 2,500 movies, although that is under some threat as mentioned above. There are obviously too many titles to list here, but we've got regularly updated lists for Stan's TV show selection and Stan's movie selection.

Does Stan offer any live sport?

Yes it does. Stan Sport launched in February 2021, with rugby union as its main drawcard after securing a deal with Rugby Australia. In a badly needed boost to the sport, which has struggled for coverage, prominence and revenue in Australia in recent years, Stan broadcasts a wide range of rugby union.

Rugby Championship matches, including Bledisloe Cup showdowns, plus a selection of Super Rugby, Wallaroos Test matches, Shute Shield, Currie Cup and more, is available. The reported $100 million deal over 3 years also put some Super Rugby matches on free-to-air TV for the first time via Channel 9 and ended Foxtel's long association with the sport in Australia.

On top of that Stan Sport also shows tennis, adding Wimbledon and the French Open to its Australian Open stable. Then in June 2021, Stan Sport made another big play by securing the rights to the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League on a 3-year deal.

For $10 per month Stan Sport is available as an add-on to a regular Stan subscription. You need to already have a Stan deal to access Stan Sport. You can see everything you need to know about Stan Sport here.

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Which devices are compatible with Stan?

Stan has worked hard on delivering a comprehensive suite of devices that you can access its streaming service from, including smart TVs, gaming consoles, desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets and more.

Stan also launched 4K streaming in April 2017, but to enjoy Stan in full UHD resolution you will need a compatible 4K TV from Sony, LG, Samsung or Hisense.

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    GeoffreyJuly 25, 2019

    Is a Panasonic Smart TV compatible to receive Stan

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      NikkiJuly 25, 2019

      Hi Geoffrey,

      Thanks for your message! Stan is available across selected 2017-2018 Panasonic Smart TVs. The easiest way to identify if your Panasonic TV supports Stan is to check our compatible list on the Stan website.

      Hope this was helpful. Should you need any clarifications, feel free to message back and we can advise you accordingly.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    lizFebruary 19, 2019

    How do I reset my Stan Pin? I have forgotten my Pin.

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JohnFebruary 20, 2019Staff

      Hi Liz,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      Using a web browser on a Mac or PC, head over to Stan’s website and log in to your account.
      Hover your mouse over your profile in the top right corner and select Manage Account.
      Select I’ve forgotten my PIN located towards the bottom of the page.
      Stan will then send you an email containing a link that will allow you to create a brand new PIN (PIN must be 4 numeric digits).

      Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    darrenDecember 6, 2018

    I have switched to nbn and now movies wont play

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JohnDecember 10, 2018Staff

      Hi Darren,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      You may need to check the speed of your internet connection first to see if it can stream Stan. You may also check below on the applicable resolution depending on the amount of data needed to view movies:

      Low quality: Approx 570MB/hour
      Medium quality (SD): Approx 1.13GB/hour
      High definition (HD): Approx 2.89GB/hour
      Ultra-high definition (4K): Approx 7GB/hour

      Lastly, if this does not work. Please contact Stan customer support. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    jessicaApril 18, 2018

    can I have stan when I want to have stan. ie: can I have it this month and then cancel it until I want it again.

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      JoelApril 18, 2018

      Hi Jessica,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      They have made the process to sign back up to Stan super quick and easy, so whenever you sign back into Stan using a web browser after cancelling your account, you will be asked if you would like to reactivate your service.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    HelenMarch 13, 2018

    HOW CAN I CANCEL MY SUPSCRIPTION TO STAN?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezMarch 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Helen,

      Thank you for your comment.

      To cancel your Stan subscription, please log in to your stan account on their website. After logging in, please follow the steps below:

      – Hover your mouse over your profile in the top right corner and select Manage Account
      – Then locate the Cancel your subscription option under Subscription Information and follow the prompts. Your service will not end right away – it will cease at the end of your last billed period.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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