+ Monday January 20th, 2020

The streaming services landscape in Australia – and internationally – is always changing. Netflix was once dominant, but now there’s many other players competing for your streaming budget. If you’re like me, or indeed most of the Ausdroid team, you’ve probably tried most services and settled on a couple which meet your needs.

For me, I’ve kept Netflix, Kayo and Fetch TV, and let subscriptions to Stan, Amazon Prime and others fall by the wayside. A lot of what you prefer comes down to the kinds of content you like to consume. For me, it’s documentaries, sports and the occasional movie, and the services I’ve kept serve those needs perfectly.

However, keeping streaming services around just in case can be quite expensive. With an average price of $10-15 a month, up to $25 for more premium content, you could easily pay between $80 and $200 a month on streaming services depending on the tiers / services you choose. That’s a lot to spend on watching TV.

So, help us out this weekend – can you tell us which services you use, which ones you prefer, and whether you’re planning on cancelling any? For this one, we’ve got a survey form below, and we’re leaving the comments on. Help us with the survey data, and if you’ve got any extra insight to share, please do so in the comments!

It’s a long weekend in parts of Australia, so we’ll close this one off on Monday afternoon and share the results!

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Jeni Skunk
Ausdroid Reader

I think I’ll be in the minority on this survey since I don’t use TV streaming or catch-up services at all.

Matthew McQuilty
Ausdroid Reader

I take the “I will switch it off for a month and watch another one with less content every six months or so” approach. The lack of a requirement for a contract makes switching easy. No need to pay for multiple services. Just move between them when you have something you want to watch. Netflix gets the most time but Stan gets the odd look in. YouTube premium as much for the music streaming and Ad free kid entertainment as anything.


I am planning on checking out Amazon Prime once we get closer to the launch of The Expanse – Netflix might take a back seat when that happens.

The wife also uses “Tubi” for some shows.

Daniel Narbett
Daniel Narbett

I just find that for breadth of content and usability, Option 11 is the winner – especially since their deal with Disney and HBO 😉

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