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Netflix Australia has brought forward a lot of hype and it's all justified. One thing that you may not have picked up is the amount of kids TV shows and movies that Netflix has brought along. No, seriously. They're not limiting their library to endless reruns, they're actually delivering for kids (of all ages). Let's take a look.
The hottest kids TV shows on Netflix
There's always something being talking about in the playground, and for teens and tweens, these children's shows are most likely it:
- Pokemon Black and White
- Phineas and Ferb Pirates
- Monster High Ghoules Rule
- Power Rangers
Face it, you've heard them talk about them no end. And the best bit is that there's stacks of episodes behind each of these shows to keep them occupied.
The hottest TV shows for pre-schoolers
We mentioned that the beauty about Netflix is that they've catered their catalogue of kids' entertainment to consider children of all ages. Which will come as a relief to mothers of preschoolers. Keep them glued to the screens and they'll likely learn a thing or two while they're there too. Seriously. Here's an idea of what's in store for them:
- The Wiggles
- Dora the Explorer / Go Diego Go
- Sesame Street
- Bob the Builder
- Dorothy the Dinosaur
- Angelina Ballerina
Netflix prices and channels
Netflix doesn't have a kids' channel but offers its children's TV shows and movies as part of its streaming packages. You have the option of three streaming packages:
- Single-stream standard definition plan ($9.99 per month)
- Two-stream high-definition plan ($13.99 per month)
- Four-stream 4K ultra-high definition "family plan" ($17.99)
While the cheapest package on offer is $8.99, the downside is that it's only a single stream, so if you're searching for a dedicated channel for your kid, then that might suit. However, if you wish to stream shows yourself or prefer higher quality definition then you're probably better suited to the two or four stream plans. (The four stream is nicknamed a "family plan" for a reason.)
Of course, if you're still unsure whether to commit to Netflix or not, you can opt for their free 30 day trial (see below for details).
Netflix vs Stan vs Presto vs Quickflix for kids content
When it comes to dedicated children's content, each streaming service will offer different TV shows and different packages. Here's how Netflix compares to its competitors:
|Service||Plan/Package||Price (per month)||Number of devices / screens at one time|
|Netflix (Aus)||Standard||$9.99||One. If you wish to use multiple screens, you'll need to upgrade to a $13.99 or $17.99 package.|
|Presto||Movies OR TV Shows||$9.99||Four. (With the ability to watch two titles at one time). If you wish to stream both movie and TV show content, you'll need to upgrade to a $14.99 package.|
|Quickflix||Standard||$9.99||Three. However you can register up to six devices to your account. Quickflix also offers the option of 'pay per view' for certain packages, including Disney movies (prices vary).|
|Foxtel||Kids Entertainment||$10||You can have two devices running on Foxtel Go at one time. However you can register up to three devices to your account. Note: Foxtel Now devices count towards your device limit. You can also switch your devices each calendar month.|
Does Netflix offer parental control?
Yes. When you log into Netflix it will prompt you to confirm whether you (the owner) or a child is viewing content, and this will lock out any inappropriate content.
All kids' shows available on Netflix
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Free 30 day trial
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