Online streaming is the way of the future. You no longer need to worry about the hassle of going to a video store, hiring a movie and returning it when your time is up. Nor do you need to download content illegally and risk hefty fines and dangerous viruses while doing so.

Not so long ago, the only way to access the latest TV shows or movies from other countries was through Foxtel/Austar and you needed to pay expensive subscription fees every month.pirate-tv-piracy

In response to Australia being the biggest bunch of tv show and movie pirates in the world, there are now a wide range of streaming services either available now or coming soon that will deliver new/current content straight to your internet connected device for a very reasonable fee. So put away your pirate hat and get on the legal content train!

How do you watch all this content?

You should be aware that to watch these TV shows or movies on your TV (as opposed to your smartphone/tablet/notebook/computer) you will need either a Google Chromecast or an Apple TV connected to your TV.

A Chromecast is a small stick a bit bigger than your average USB Flash drive and it plugs in to your HDMI port on your tv. After a quick setup process, it lets you send movies/youtube and so much more from your desktop computer/laptop/tablet or even your phone.

We can help you set these up along with providing home theatre/media PC’s and so much more – give us a call today or drop by our store for a demonstration!

 

Here’s an overview of some of the online streaming services you can look at

Presto

Availability and cost: Available now. For $9.99 a month you can subscribe to Presto TV or Presto Movies. For $14.99 a month you can bundle both. Subscription is month-to-month with no ­ongoing commitment.

Is there an app? Yes they have app to let you browse content from your phone or tablet and send to your computer.

Netflix

Movies and TV shows: Netflix says it will add content regularly and adapt to Australian viewing preferences.
Availability and cost: Netflix have plants from $8.99 a month with a free trial currently on offer for the first month.

Is there an app? Yes they have app to let you browse content from your phone or tablet and send to your computer.

Bigpond Movies

Movies and TV shows: BigPond claims to have the largest catalogue of movies in Australia at more than 8000 titles, with new release movies, documentaries, children’s entertainment and TV shows.
Availability and cost: Available now. Movies range from $1.99 to $5.99 a title. Customers have seven days to watch the content. Once viewing begins, content remains available for 48 hours.

Is there an app? Yes they have app to let you browse content from your phone or tablet and send to your computer.

Stan

Movies and TV shows: More than 750 titles at launch.
Availability and cost: Stan is available now. Subscription is $10 a month for unlimited access with three consecutive streams per account. No lock-in contracts.

Is there an app? Yes they have app to let you browse content from your phone or tablet and send to your computer.

Quickflix

Movies and TV shows: 2000 movies and 3000 TV shows
Availability and cost: Available now. Subscription is $9.99 a month, with a $5.99 pay-per-view fee for latest releases. Pay-to-own TV series cost $2.99 an episode. No lock-in contracts or exit fees.

Is there an app? Yes they have app to let you browse content from your phone or tablet and send to your computer.

Ezyflix.tv

Movies and TV shows: More than 2000 movies, 3000 TV episodes.
Availability and cost: Available now. Movie rental costs from $3.99 SD/$4.99 HD, and from $8.99 to own.
TV episodes cost from $2.99 SD/$3.49 HD to own and seasons from $14.99 to own. You can use up to five connected devices per account and there are no lock-in contracts or exit fees.

Is there an app? Yes they have app to let you browse content from your phone or tablet and send to your computer.

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