Stan | Price, features and content


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

The local streaming service Stan is a joint venture equally owned by Fairfax Media and Nine Entertainment.

As an on-demand TV show and movie provider with a strong library and local production budget, it's by far one of Netflix's strongest competitors in Australia.

Stan has a range of powerful content broadcasting rights with a variety of producers, including Viacom, MGM, BBC Worldwide, Showtime, CBS, Village Roadshow, Starz and Lionsgate (to name a few).

These partnerships allow Stan to stream some of the biggest blockbusters.

Most notably, 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 three nominations: Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for both Dan Wylie and Tim Minchin, and Most Outstanding Comedy Program.


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How much does Stan cost?

Stan’s streaming plans start at $10 per month for the Basic tier (one 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.

Updated November 18th, 2018
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Stan Basic
Stan Basic
On-demand streaming
No
1
Yes
$10.00 per month
Stan Standard
Stan Standard
On-demand streaming
No
3
30-day
$12.00 per month
Stan Premium
Stan Premium
On-demand streaming
Yes
4
30-day
$15.00 per month

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How many TV shows and movies does Stan have?

As of 18 June 2018, Stan houses 365 TV shows and 998 movies. 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.

A look at Stan's original content

How much data will Stan use?

The quality of your stream will significantly impact the amount of data you will use while binge-watching the latest season of Sherlock. On a number of devices, Stan will actually let you manually set the quality of your connection via the app's settings, though Stan also automatically adjusts quality based on your Internet connection's speed. If you want to know how much data you will use streaming Stan at the different quality settings, see below:

  • 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

If you're watching Stan on a mobile device and you don't have access to an unmetered plan, manually adjusting the quality is going to help reduce the amount of data you'll have to pay for.

To change video quality settings, select the settings cog in the Stan app on your device of choice and select the Video Quality option. For the best possible quality for the connection speed, leave it on Auto, but if you want to save your precious data, manually select Low or Medium.

It's important to note that even if you select the High setting, if your connection can't deliver HD, it will automatically drop the quality to try and keep the stream running rather than pause and buffer.

In March 2017, Stan launched an offline mode for its Android and iOS apps, which allows users to download TV shows and movies to watch later without a constant Internet connection.

For more information on Stan's data usage, we've broken it all down for you in another guide.

How does Stan compare?

Updated November 18th, 2018
Name Product Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video
On-demand streaming
Yes
3
30 days
$6.99/month
hayu Standard
hayu Standard
On-demand streaming
No
1
30 days
$6.99 per month
Netflix Basic
Netflix Basic
On-demand streaming
No
1
1 month
$9.99
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard
On-demand streaming
No
2
1 month
$13.99
Netflix Premium
Netflix Premium
On-demand streaming
Yes
4
1 month
$17.99

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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 Ultra HD resolution you will need a compatible 4K TV from Sony, LG, Samsung or Hisense.

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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.

    • finder Customer Care
      JoelApril 18, 2018Staff

      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?

    • finder Customer Care
      JhezelynMarch 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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    AlanSeptember 18, 2017

    I want to cancel Stan.

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchSeptember 20, 2017Staff

      Hi Alan,

      Thanks for reaching out to us.

      You can cancel Stan at any time. There is no contractual agreement between Stan and subscribers.

      You can cancel your Stan subscription by following the steps below:

      – Log on to Stan website using a web browser
      – Click on your profile image (next to the account holder’s name)
      – Click ‘Manage Account’
      – Click ‘Cancel your subscription’ (about half way down the page)

      Please note though your cancellation is effective at the end of the current monthly subscription period and your account will be closed and your access to the Stan Service will be disconnected from this date.

      Hope this information helped.

      Cheers,
      Rench

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    TurmoilJune 4, 2017

    Is series 4 of Mr. Selfridge on Stan?

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      JonathanJune 4, 2017

      Hi Turmoil!

      Thanks for the comment.

      As of the moment, Mr. Selfridge Series 4 is not available on Stan.

      You may check the available TV shows and movies line-up on this page for future reference.

      Hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jonathan

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    GleniceMarch 2, 2017

    A while ago we watched a fantastic TV series set in Canada.
    It was about a school teacher and a mounted policeman.
    Romance. Set in 1800’s.
    Can’t remember the name of it, but love and Heart were in the title name.
    Hope you can help me.

    • finder Customer Care
      LouMarch 2, 2017Staff

      Hi Glenice,

      Thanks for your question.

      I’m not sure but my guess is ‘When Calls the Heart’ (TV Series). Please let me know if it is not.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    DeirdreDecember 9, 2016

    I need captioned movies. Are they available on Stan?

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      JasonDecember 9, 2016Staff

      Hi Deirdre,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Although closed captions is not available for all titles in Stan, it is available on selected titles. You can see if closed captions is available when there’s the CC icon under the title while choosing the TV show or movie title.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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    RuthOctober 15, 2016

    Can I request new programmes and latest series.

    • finder Customer Care
      BrodieOctober 17, 2016Staff

      Hi Ruth,

      You can submit a request to Stan by following this link.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    johnSeptember 23, 2016

    hi. how do you turn off the subtitles,,i use a samsung tablet and cant find a way to turn it off

    • finder Customer Care
      LouSeptember 29, 2016Staff

      Hi John,

      Thanks for your question.

      While streaming, you can see a CC button on your screen. You can click on that to deselect subtitles.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    DaleSeptember 15, 2016

    How do I change my email address and pass word for stan

    • finder Customer Care
      LouSeptember 15, 2016Staff

      Hi Dale,

      Thanks for your question.

      To change your email address, you have to log in first to your account on Stan website. On the upper right corner of the page, select ‘Manage Account’ and click the Edit button. You can then change your email address in the ‘Email’ section.

      To change your password, just click the ‘Change Password’ button on the ‘Manage Account’ page.

      Cheers,
      Anndy

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    RorkoJuly 28, 2016

    Hi,
    I started a 30 day trial quite a while ago and it was terrible because I had to use through my laptop connected to my tv,
    If you check I didn’t use stan and forgot to cancel and was charged a months subscription.
    Now I have a fetch gen 2 box and would like to trial stan again, I am hoping for a better experience .and that you re instate a. 30 day trial
    So I can see stan at its best and not the interrupted viewing problems I had before
    Regards

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      MayJuly 29, 2016Staff

      Hi Rorko,

      Thank you for your question.

      Just to confirm, though, finder.com.au is a comparison website and does not represent Stan.

      First, for your Fetch TV box, to use the box, you will need to subscribe directly with Fetch TV get the Fetch TV service and not through Stan.

      And for your Stan, as you already had your 30-day trial before, Stan does not offer a “second” 30-day trial, it is only for new customers who have not subscribed with Stan ever before.

      Cheers,
      May

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