Quickflix vs Netflix vs Stan vs Presto vs Everyone Else

Before you sign up to anything, see how Netflix compares to Presto compares to Stan compares to.... well, you get the idea.

You should never feel as though you’re restricted to a certain service. What you should do is do your research and select the one that works best for your needs. Here are the many ‘on demand’ services available and what they offer Australians.

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How much will you pay and what can you watch?

ServicePriceKey ContentAdditional InformationPurchase
Netflix (Aus)$8.99 per month (starting)Marco Polo, BoJack Horseman, Bloodline, Virunga, Mission Blue, Uganda Be Kidding MeMany of the shows popular on the US Netflix, including House of Cards and Breaking Bad, have rights owned by other Australian streaming services.See content
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Stan$10 per monthBetter Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Mozart in the Jungle, Transparent, CommunityThere's plenty of home grown Aussie drama and comedy to be found here (Kenny, Summer Heights High etc). Compatible with Apple products.See Content
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Presto$14.99 per month (TV and movies), $9.99 per month for just oneBoardwalk Empire, Dexter, Californication, Deadwood, Ray Donovan, Girls,Great shows, but slightly lower image quality than the others on offer, and only accessible through a computer or compatible iPad.See content
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Netflix (US)USD 7.99 per monthHouse of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Sherlock, Friends, Arrested Development, The Killing, Parks and RecreationThe upside is that Netflix US has (nearly) all the shows you want to watch, in one place. (Damn our high competition splitting up the market.) The downside is it's technically illegal to use. No word yet on how Netflix will deal with the thousands of Australians currently accessing the US version.Data not available
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What are the various price points and what will I get with them?

ServicePackagePrice Quality Devices Connect Free Trial?
StanStandard$10Stan allows you to opt to use bit-rate adaption tech. 36See Content
Netflix (Aus)Single Stream$8.99Standard (SD). 16See content
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Double Stream$11.99High Definition (HD). 2630 days (then $11.99 per month unless you cancel online prior to this date)
Four Stream$14.994K Ultra HD. 4630 days (then $14.99 per month unless you cancel online prior to this date)
PrestoPresto Movies$9.99SD24See content
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Presto TV$9.99SD24See content
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Presto Entertainment (TV & Movies)$14.99SD2430 days (then $14.99 per month ongoing)
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Everything else about every competitor you might need to know

Pay TV or IPTVContract Hardware ContentMobile Extra info 
NetflixIPTVMonthly subscription with the ability to cancel anytimeAny computer, tablet, smartphone, or Internet enabled TVPremiumYesFor a better experience or to watch movies in HD you will need a fast Internet connection. Netflix is location based – so certain content may be unavailable to you
StanIPTVMonthly subscription with the ability to cancel anytimeAny computer, tablet, smartphone, or internet enabled TVExclusive content from Sony and MGM, SBS, and Showtime, among othersYesOptimised to stream HD on lower bandwidth connections
FoxtelPay TVMonthly subscriptionAny computer, tablet, smartphone, or internet enabled TVPremiumYesNot available on linux
MubiIPTVMonthly subscriptionNone, you just need an Internet connectionContent available on demand for one monthYesMubi is curated and aimed at quality and lesser known titles
CrunchyrollIPTVMonthly subscription. Users can choose between an anime subscription or all access.Any computer, tablet, smartphone, or internet enabled TVPremium (unlimited) available.YesCrunchyroll is dedicated to anime and Asian media
Amazon PrimeIPTVOne year subscription. Cancel anytime.Kindle, PC, Mac or SmartphonePremium and some exclusiveYesFree trial available
ChromecastIPTVOne time purchase cost of the Chromecast dongle, plus the subscription you need.Chromecast device needed to plug into your HDMI portN/ANoCompatible with Windows and IOS
CloudloadCloud-based storage and streaming serviceFees are based on storage and are charged monthlyAny Internet-enabled deviceN/AYesDownload content to your Cloud account and stream it quickly and easily.
iTunesMedia shop, library and playerFree to use software. Pay per file (song, movie etc.)iTunesis a software that works on most Internet-enabled platforms.All content is available for purchase.YesAll files are protected by copyright laws and can’t be shared without permission.
Hulu PlusIPTVMonthly or yearly subscriptions available.Only an Internet connection is necessary.Content is streamed according to specific agreement. Purchasing is not available.YesHulu does not currently have the rights to make all of their content available on all devices.Most shows have ads. Hulu is an advertising supported platform.
Google PlayCloud-based store and storageFree to use. Content is for purchase.Only an Internet connection is necessary.All content is available for purchase.YesPurchased media cannot be rented, shared or sold without permission.
VuduIPTVFree to sign up. You pay for streaming ability.Only an Internet connection.Options to pay to stream or to purchase.YesFree two week trial available.
YouTubeInternet video channelsFree to use.Only an Internet connection is necessary.Free to stream.YesCopywritten content may be taken down without notice.
EpixIPTVMonthly subscription.Only an Internet connection or streaming hardware is necessary.Paramount, Paramount Vantage, MTV Films Nickelodeon MGM, United Artists and Lionsgate.YesFilms owned by competing studios may be restricted.
CrackleIPTVFreeOnly an Internet connection is necessary.No new releases.YesSome content is available with closed captioning. Ad supported service.
Cinema NowIPTVMonthly subscriptionOnly an Internet connection is necessary.Movies can be bought or rented and streamed.YesOnly available in the UK
Blockbuster On DemandIPTVFree to sign up. Pay per movie.Only an Internet connection is necessary.Movies are rented.YesFor high-quality HD movies, a minimum connection speed of 7 mbps is required.
T-BoxPayTVAvailable in monthly instalments or as a one-time paymentT-BoxMovies are rented.Yes (with FoxtelGo)You will need to pay extra for access to Foxtel.
Fetch TVPAYTV/IPTVMonthly subscription available for $10 per month.A Fetch TV set top box is required.Movies are rented.YesExtra channels will cost extra, depending on which subscription you use.

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Alex Bruce-Smith is a publisher at finder.com.au, taking care of shopping & travel. She funds her addiction to online shopping by hunting coupon codes like a pro, and can usually be found waiting anxiously for a package to arrive. #notevensorry

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12 Responses to Quickflix vs Netflix vs Stan vs Presto vs Everyone Else

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    Luke | August 31, 2015

    What sort of data usage would I be looking at

    • Staff
      Brodie | August 31, 2015

      Hi Luke,

      You can find information on data for each of these services under the “Data and Broadband” tab of this page.

      Hope that helps,

      Brodie

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    Michele | August 15, 2015

    HI and thank you for this very informative table. I Think 2 information are missing.

    1. Subtitles support?

    2. Provided audio quality (e.g. AC3, DTS, AAC), which would be useful especially for people with a dolby amplifier. I know this will be dependent on the move but at least I would like to know if a platform supports it or not.

    Thank you!

    Michele

    • Staff
      Brodie | August 18, 2015

      Hi Michele,

      Thanks for the great feedback. Currently, we have a comparison of services that provide closed captioning here but nothing on audio quality. I’ll keep your email address handy and let you know when we add the information to our comparison table.

      All the best,

      Brodie

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    Helen | May 30, 2015

    will Wentworth be on next lick in Australia soon .

    • Staff
      Brodie | June 1, 2015

      Hi Helen,

      Thanks for the question. Please note that finder.com.au is an online comparison service and does not represent Netflix Australia. If you would like to keep up to date with program releases, please keep visiting this page and follow Netflix Australia’s social media channels.

      Thanks,

      Brodie

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    Spottyzebra | May 20, 2015

    How come some Australian shows (eg X Factor) post their full episodes on the internet to allow people to watch them up to 3 weeks after the show has aired whilst others (eg Married at first sight) doesn’t?

    • Staff
      Brodie | May 25, 2015

      Hi Spotty Z,

      That is odd, but it would likely have to do with the deal the creators have with the network. Shows like X-factor are a sure hit, so it makes sense for the network to pay more to have it readily available on their website, whereas Married at First Sight is brand new and is yet to prove it’s worth.

      Hope I’ve helped,

      Brodie

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    Shaeyt | April 3, 2015

    When will Netflix Au have the same variety as the US version, and will any Australian streaming have all the shows foxtel does?

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    Roseashm | February 10, 2015

    I am looking for the best Free Movies for my Samsung TV with HDMI point ,not using chromecast.

    • Staff
      Alex | February 13, 2015

      Hi Rose, thanks for getting in touch.

      I might be a bit confused, but if you’re connecting your Samsung TV with an HDMI cable, it will serve as a monitor only (not a TV).

      As far as accessing free movies goes, if you have a Smart TV you should be able to watch free movies using services like SBS On Demand.

      There aren’t many legal ways of accessing free movies, but many of the services above have movies included as part of their package. You view their content on offer online. Most packages start at around $10 a month, so while it’s not free, it’s not overly expensive, either.

      I hope this helps, and please feel free to get in contact again if this didn’t fully answer the question.

      Cheers,
      Alex

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