Online video streaming juggernaut Netflix’s arrival in Australia appears to be set for the 24th of March, with the company launching an Australia/New Zealand based Twitter account which has used the above picture with the March 24th date in their first tweet.
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) March 2, 2015
We’re excited to see the arrival of Netflix here in Australia to see what they can offer against local streaming services such as Streamco’s Stan, Foxtel’s Presto and the long running Australian streaming service Quickflix. The main advantage to Netflix would of course be a larger international footprint which could leverage them better deals for content, as well as their availability on almost any Android device, as well as Chromecast – something which Stan, Presto and Quickflix don’t have.
Netflix pricing has previously been rumoured to be centred around a three-tier pricing structure beginning at $9.99 per month. This would put it in line with the likes of both Stan and Presto who both offer similar pricing schemes based on whether you want movies, TV or both.
If you’re a Twitter user and keen to get all the news on Netflix’s arrival here in Australia you can follow them on @netflixANZ.
Confirmed. Netflix has sent through their press release which confirms the date. Netflix will launch on March 24th in Australia and New Zealand.
Netflix has setup a deal with iiNet, which means that iiNet customers won’t see data used to stream Netflix count against their monthly data quota. While customers purchasing a new Xbox One will receive ‘several months of pre-paid service’.
Netflix will also begin selling $20, $30 and $50 Gift Cards at retailers including Woolworths, Coles, Big W, 7-Eleven, Australia Post and Officeworks. These Gift Cards can be used to pay off a users monthly plan which will come in three tiers : a single stream SD plan, a two-stream HD plan and a four-stream 4K UHD ‘Family’ plan. More details on plans and pricing will be made available at launch.