Stan’s 4K streaming plan will cost $15 per month

Alex Kidman 20 April 2017 NEWS

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Higher resolution and more screens to watch on with Stan's new Premium plan.

One factor that made Stan stand out in the local market was its flat-rate simple pricing. $10 per month got you access to Stan’s entire library of content from the get-go in either standard or high definition, with no pricing tiers to worry about. We’ve known for a while now that Stan would be bringing 4K support for selected titles to its streaming service, but we didn't know what it would cost or when it would be available.

Stan has now unveiled what it's calling its "Premium Stan" tier, which includes access to its library of 4K titles, as long as your speed connection is up to it. Premium Stan will cost $15 per month (compared to the existing $10 plan), but it’s not only a 4K play. If you’re on the regular plan, you can watch Stan on up to three screens at any one time and with three authorised devices for offline Stan playback. Stan only recently added offline playback as an option, with an impressive quantity of its content available to watch offline.

If you opt for the Premium tier, those numbers are bumped up to four screens at any one time for online viewing and five mobile devices for offline viewing. For a busy Stan-streaming family, it could be a good match. Stan’s guidelines for 4K are also somewhat more lenient than those of its rival Netflix, with a suggested minimum speed of 15Mbps required for 4K-quality streaming.

If you're sitting on a less-than-15Mbps connection, don't panic. There's no sign of Stan's existing classic $10 plan vanishing any time soon. For more on what Stan's offering in April, you can check out our complete guide here.

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