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Netflix planned Australian launch on Tuesday the 24th has been apparently pre-empted by a leak of what appears to be pricing and a dump of their entire catalogue of both TV Shows and Movies. The dump comes from a user on the /r/Australia subreddit who was able to login to the site using a workaround and check out the pricing and then take screenshots of the content catalogue.

Pricing
As previously announced, there will be three tiers of pricing, a single stream SD plan for $8.99/month, a two-stream HD plan for $11.99/month and a four-stream 4K UHD ‘Family’ plan for $14.99/month. The plan page has a rider at the bottom which reads:

All plans offer unlimited TV shows and movies, on as many devices as you want High Definition (HD) and Ultra High Definition (UHD) availability subject to your internet service and device capabilities. Not all content available in HD or UltraHD.

HD quality streams are offered in 1920×1080 resolution while Ultra HD or 4K content will be offered in 3840×2160. Netflix original series such as Orange is the New Black are all filmed in UHD to flesh out the companies 4K offerings.
Update (23/03):
Netflix has confirmed this pricing is correct this morning.

Content
In terms of catalogue, this has been the big question for a number of Australian customers already using VPN services to access US or UK based Netflix accounts. There are definitely differences between US and UK, and with various streaming deals already in place it’s assumed that there will be differences with the service on offer here in Australia.

We haven’t had a huge chance to look through the catalogue as yet, but you can check out each category as shown in the screenshots below. The Australian content includes a couple of titles, but is depressingly small. It should be fleshed out more as Netflix becomes more adopted and hence builds more clout to negotiate with local distributors for world-wide distribution.

If you’re wanting to sign up, you should be able to as of Tuesday morning when Netflix will officially launch. The Netflix Android app is already live in Google Play for Australians to download, but you’ll not be able to sign up as yet.

What are your thoughts on Content and the Pricing? Will this make a dent against QuickFlix, Presto and Stan?

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    Roman

    “In terms of catalogue, this has been the big question for a number of Australian customers already using VPN services to access US or UK based Netflix accounts.”

    EXACTLY!! Why would I switch to the watered-down version of Netflix Australia when I can continue using a proxy service like http://www.smartdnsproxy.com to gain access to the full US catalogue? ‘Netflix Australia’ isn’t even close to the real experience of ‘Netflixing’.

    kungfutigerr

    What’s Forgein?

    nameischarles

    What happens if I sign in with my US account, would it say its not valid or will I be just stuck with Australian content?

    Simon Adam

    ill be sticking with my US version for a while me thinks few bucks more and alot more content

    jwtsonga

    you can sign up for the aussie version and then you can still change region to UK/US/Canada etc. That way, Netflix AU will gain some traction whilst you still get to access all the content you are used to!

    Darren Ferguson

    Why are they advertising multiple stream options when they have this “All plans offer unlimited TV shows and movies, on as many devices as you want”
    Wouldn’t you just call them standard, HD and UHD?

    SS

    Yes, you can watch it on as many devices (that support it) but not at the same time.

    If you have two streams, (The HD package) You can share the account with a family member or friend and watch it simultaneously.

    Ben

    Is that it? i thought the mighty Netflix was the most comprehensive of all streamers? Lots missing in my mind… i StanTV for the trial month and it leaves Netflix in its dust!

    rfrost

    Its not Netflix fault – its Foxtel and other rights holders who restrict Netflix’s access to content. Remember most of the content on Netflix is not owned by Netflix.

    TT

    Will the netflix have live sports which is similar to foxtel? If such, it will be great.

    whitelunchbag

    No

    dibbs online

    These are just digital video stores, they are already marked for extinction.

    Darren Ferguson

    What do you propose for TV consumption? A single showing where you have to be in front of the TV at the correct time and watch ads?
    How fun!

    dibbs online

    Foxtel, even Foxtel Play for a few reasons. The new pricing is pretty good, the IQ boxes record well and you can ff the ads. You won’t see much HBO material on Netflix, so you will probably have to subscribe to Stan also. Still, what if you want live sport or news? $30 a month more for pay tv, than 2 online subscriptions is going to cost isn’t breaking my bank.

    Darren Ferguson

    The IQ boxes are a bandaid for a problem that does not exist with streaming. Why pay for a fix to a problem that I don’t have?

    Netflix plus a DNS redirector is still less than half the price of Foxtel with a better range and no ads to FF at all.

    No wonder it’s taken over America.

    Jack Riverson

    ^– This… I will be keeping my US Netflix, thanks.

    dibbs online

    So has Trump

    virduk

    Interesting to see Winter Soldier listed. Not on tne US verson.

    A_A

    If it wasn’t for Netflix’s comprehensive device support, or better outlooks in terms of securing content, I’d say Stan has a bit of a win here.
    Cheaper than the second tier yet offering more streams and matching on HD quality. Some impressive content wins in it’s own right (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, all Underbelly’s etc).

    At the end of the day, I’ll probably be getting a subscription to this as well. They’re cheap enough to buy multiple subscriptions, and there’s a surprising lack of cross-over in terms of content, meaning you should get your money’s worth.

    Fred

    Yep, HD is something of a must for exactly the type of people who will subscribe to such services, yet they want $12 for HD & 2 streams. Netflix really need a 1x HD stream option at $10 to be comparable. In the end however they don’t really seem to be offering much that I would have interest in. We really need a number of the services to go by the way so there is less of the ‘exclusives’ type lock in. You should be able to get what you want without multiple subscriptions (let’s be honest, the shows and… Read more »

    Strand

    Nice to see that House of Cards and Orange is the New Black are there. No Star Trek unlike Stan, which is… a little worrying.

    TheBagging Man

    Were you joking about Star Trek? I hope so lol

    Strand

    Star Trek TNG is decent enough, especially after the HD remaster. I haven’t watched these episodes in over a decade and it’s a good ‘background TV’ show.

    Dian Smith

    Not bad, worth trying it out for a month at the very least. Did notice that daredevil (the tv show not the movie) does not seem to be listed but hopfully that is because it has not quite started yet.

    homebrandcola

    All the first part Netflix content is there. Which is awesome. The exclusive deals with Foxtel for House of Cards and Orange is the New Black must have been ‘fixed’. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a massive scoop over the US version. Started a trial of Hulu to watch that show.

    I can’t see The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, which would be a bit of a let down. Just started that, and it is hilarious.

    Great to see Australian content as well. Rake! The proper Rake, with Richard Roxburgh, not the US knock-off.

    Dian Smith

    According to their twitter account kimmy schmidt will be available as of the launch (thinking thia list of show is incomplete since daredevil tv show is missing as well)

    jwtsonga

    Kimmy Schmidt is pictured, look harder!

    Strand

    Kimmy Schmidt is probably too recent that they’re still haggling with a local distributor. But yes, I’m very impressed that the rest of their original programming is seemingly coming over intact.

    Mark F

    Nice, can already see a few shows not on the U.S. version.

    Phil Tann

    Anyone who doesn’t know:
    SD will require about 2.8Mbps downstream speed
    HD will require about 4.5Mbps downstream speed
    UDH will require the ALP NBN (22Mbps +) so you’re screwed unless you’re on fibre or back onto the ADSL Exchange.

    homebrandcola

    Well played sir, well played.

    Lucius

    Yeah not quite right but I got a giggle out of the ALP NBN part.

    Low (basic video quality) – up to 0.3 gb per hour
    Med (standard video quality) up to 0.7 gb per hour
    High (best quality) = up to 3gb per hour
    Ultra (UHD)= 7gb per hour

    Edwin Crump

    Actually there are two levels of 1080p. One is basic 1080p and one is “Super 1080p”

    TheBagging Man

    Or have cable

    Level380

    $9 starting price!!! Very nice