Ozflix Australian movie streaming service set to launch on Australia Day
Aussie films, Aussie films,oy!
It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything from Ozflix, the all-Australian-films Netflix competitor that was set to launch on an unspecified date in 2016. At the time, the intent was to offer, it was claimed, every Australian film ever.
The premise of Ozflix is inherent in the title, as it’s intended to showcase the best of Australian-made films only for streaming purposes. Ozflix will offer movies on an on-demand basis, which means it’s more of a competitor to services such as iTunes or Google Play rentals rather than an all-you-can-eat subscription offering such as Stan or Netflix.
Ozflix has announced that it will launch its streaming service this Thursday at 6pm on 26 January to coincide with Australia Day. Newer films will cost $6.79 each to rent while older titles will cost $3.79 each.
While it’s not likely to have a content catalogue to rival Netflix or Stan in terms of sheer numbers, there’s an decent quantity of quality Australian cinema that it could offer, as well as more than a few guilty pleasure so-bad-they’re-good epics that Ozflix could potentially showcase.
We’ll know more when Ozflix goes live in just a few days.
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