Netflix Australia officially launched yesterday to much fanfare and excitement! It’s about time there was an option for Australians that didn’t cost an arm and a leg each month (stupid Foxtel) and provided actual quality entertainment (let’s face it, TV here is truly bleak).
So, many of you are wondering what the dealio is… here is a little run down for you all!
Firstly, there is a free trial month, which is EXCELLENT news and means you can test the little guy out before committing to a subscription. It is important not to fear the free trial in this instance as it’s worth testing out to see if you are going to enjoy what is on there, and really, who doesn’t love free!
Packages / Subscriptions start from $8.99 a month for the basic Netflix, this is with no HD or ultra HD, one screen watching at a time (any device), Unlimited movies & Tv Shows and cancel at any time..
The next package is $11.99 per month and has HD but no Ultra HD, 2 screens at a time (any device), Unlimited Movies & TV shows and cancel at any time.
The fanciest package is Premium which is $14.99 per month (still so much cheaper than Foxtel) and has HD, Ultra HD, 4 screens at a time (any devices), Unlimited Movies & TV shows and cancel any time.
ALL of these come with the free first month, so you can test the waters and see if you need HD etc etc. ALSO no contract.
So, what is on there?
The library is EXTENSIVE and the whole thing was leaked, so we are going to put *some* those photos at the end of this post, so you can have a peek for yourself.
Just from looking through the library we can see that this is IDEAL for families. The kids and family movies and TV shows are out of control, there are so many to choose from!
Other shows of note include House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, exciting news for fans of these ongoing dramas! There is also the Doctor Who back catalogue and Arrested Development (which has four seasons currently and a fifth being made by Netflix RIGHT NOW).
As far a movie go there are PLENTY.
You may have read that the Netflix Australia catalogue is only one sixth the size of Netflix USA, this i true. But it is early days (literally, it launched yesterday) and taking into consideration the cost of Netflix vs the cost of Foxtel or Austar, PLUS comparing the catalogue to the (not that great) alternatives of Stan and Presto, it’s a pretty sweet deal.
But, don’t just take our word for it, take a look at these screenshots of some of the content provided by this lovely imgur user (http://imgur.com/a/wz74R#10mJoas)
This is not all of the categories or content available 🙂
Action and Adventure Movies
Kids / Family Movies
Science Fiction and Fantasy Movies
So, there you have it!
Our advice is to sign up for the thirty day free trial, you really have nothing to lose (as long as you remember to cancel if you decide you don’t want it) and you can see how much you would really use Netflix and if it’s worth keeping around!