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 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. It has also looked into adding sports content to its platform.
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.
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.
TV on Stan
Stan delivers some of the best sitcoms from the 90s, plus local and international award-winning shows.
Does Stan offer any live sport?
Not just yet but it will starting from February 2021 after agreeing to a deal with Rugby Australia. In what looms as a badly-needed boost to the sport, which has struggled for coverage, prominence and revenue in Australia in recent years, Stan will broadcast a wide range of rugby union for the first time.
Rugby Championship matches, including Bledisloe Cup showdowns, plus a selection of Super Rugby, Wallaroos Test matches, Shute Shield, Currie Cup and more, will be available. The reported $100 million deal over three years will put Super Rugby matches on free-to-air TV for the first time and ends Foxtel's long association with the sport in Australia.
On top of that Stan Sport will also have Wimbledon and the French Open. For $10 a month Stan Sport will be available as an add-on to a regular Stan subscription. You can see everything you need to know about Stan Sport here.
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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