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Combine Netflix and Stan to Get the Best of Both Worlds

Information verified correct on December 4th, 2016

Imagine what entertainment heaven you would achieve by combining the powers of Netflix with the powers of Stan. Oh yes, you're loving that idea, aren't you?

While the two TV On Demand services might be the kind to say, "I'll never join you" to one another, that doesn't mean you can't combine the two in your living space. We're talking: subscribe to both packages, and sit back to witness all your entertainment dreams come to life.

Want all the TV shows and movies? You can get a free trial with each of the streaming internet tv providers below:

Why should I buy Netflix AND Stan?

Might sound a little redundant buying into two streaming services, but once you do your homework you'll realise that both offer very different TV shows and movies. If you'd prefer to commit to one, then this will be a hard decision of to-ing and fro-ing between which shows both offer to decide which service streams what you NEED (not want) to watch.
To fuel the fire, here's a comparison of the two services and their benefits:

NetflixStan
Price per month$8.99 - $14.99 (depending on the package you choose)$10
Key ContentMarco Polo, BoJack Horseman, Bloodline, Virunga, Mission Blue, Uganda Be Kidding Me.See here for a full list of TV shows and movies on Netflix.Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, Community.See here for a full list of TV shows and movies on Stan.
Lock in contract?NoNo
Max number of devices you can connect6 (with up to 4 streams at one time, depending on the package you choose)6 (with up to 3 streams at one time)
Hardware requiredDesktop, tablet, smartphone, Internet enabled TVDesktop, tablet, smartphone, Internet enabled TV
QualitySD / HD / Ultra HDHD
Parental controlsYesYes
Closed captionsYesNo
Payment optionsPaypal, Visa, MasterCard, American ExpressVisa, MasterCard, American Express

At this point you've likely found something you like from both Netflix and Stan and are going:

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Take a breath, settle, and collect yourself. There are solutions if you find yourself in this spot. (And none of them involve your father).

1. Trial Netflix and Stan for Nix

That's right: nix, nada, freesies. Both Stan and Netflix offer 30 day free trials of their On Demand services, so you can try before you buy, so to speak. This way, if you notice yourself logging into Netflix more than Stan (or vice versa), you know which serves your entertainment needs better. Or, if one service just works better for all of your family, then consider that a sign, too.

Decided on your Internet TV provider? If 'yes', stop. If 'not' continue to Step 2.

2. Hop between Internet TV providers

Why should you shell out $18.99+ per month for both Netflix and Stan if you really don't have to? The beauty about both is that they're obligation-free, no-contracts services that you subscribe to on a monthly basis. So you should never feel like you're stuck into a year-long contract with whichever you decide on. Choose one, watch the shows you like, unsubscribe before the end of the month, and then hop onto the other. You can keep doing this as many times as you like, too!

The benefits of this is mainly in the savings (up to $14.99 per month). The negatives are that you'll need to remember to unsubscribe before the end of each month in order not to be charged for the upcoming month (both services bill you for the upcoming month).

Decided to hop between Internet TV providers to save $$? If 'yes', stop. If 'not' continue to Step 3.

3. Subscribe to both Netflix and Stan

Big family? Huge cinephile? Proud of your entertainment and your entertainment set up? There's nothing wrong with subscribing to 1, 2, or many Internet TV services. And when you can have access to both Stan and Netflix's libraries 24/7 for as little as $18.99 per month, you'll consider this decision a good investment. As an added bonus, you'll be able to hook up and watch up to seven streams at one time (four on a Netflix family bundle and three on Stan). That's pretty good if we do say so ourselves -  especially for large entertainment-driven families.

If you choose this option, you'll have to keep in mind that an increase in streaming will also cut into your data, so you might consider jumping onto an unlimited broadband plan or one that offers unmetered data (e.g. Netflix has unmetered data deals with both iiNet and Optus).

Decided to subscribe to both Netflix and Stan to get the best of both worlds? If 'yes', stop. If 'not' well, there's always free-to-air. Or these others On Demand services.
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