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April 11

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Posted by on April 11, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Netflix has been popular with Aussies since it hit our shores with the service now boasting as many as 6 million subscribers. The love doesn’t stop there either because many fans enjoy Stan too, the Aussie native service that competes with Netflix by offering its own unique library titles, both national and international.

Save Money Using Netflix and Stan’s Offline Viewing Function

Now many of us will feel it necessary to fork out for unlimited broadband packages to fuel our Netflix or Stan binge watching, but with so much TV being watched it’s difficult to keep it always over broadband. Busy lives may cause us to continue watching on the go and this is why you could save yourself hundreds of dollars and still finish that cliffhanger ending.

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December 5

The Best Value Alternatives to Replace Your Presto Service

Posted by on December 5, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Presto, the Australian streaming service is planned to shut down in February 2017 due to increasing competition from Netflix and Stan. Although for many of us the service is inferior to Netflix, on the date of the closure announcement Presto had 130,000 subscribed customers.

The Best Value Alternatives to Replace Your Presto Service

Those of you still undecided on which service might be the right replacement may be interested to learn about other options on the market. Many of you may already have a second service, but if you still wish to have two subscriptions after Presto powers down, these are the best value options to fill the void.

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September 27

Watch Netflix USA with a One off Lifetime Payment Geo-blocking Service

Posted by on September 27, 2016 at 7:58 PM

Netflix is undoubtedly the most popular streaming service in the world but with so many different rules and regulations around broadcasting rights, it’s difficult to provide the same content to all countries. Agreements such as the free sharing of content over the internet doesn’t apply in this area so its understandable why we Aussies feel a little left out when it comes to Netflix content.

Watch Netflix USA with a One off Lifetime Payment Geo blocking Service

Netflix USA has the most extensive variety and depth of content, with most other versions not having either the same quantity or the full list of available seasons for example. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways to bypass the blocks and some are free whilst others cost money. There is one company at the moment that is currently having a sale on a lifetime subscription so you don’t have to continue paying for monthly.

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July 21

The Best VPN Services to Access Netflix US from Australia

Posted by on July 21, 2016 at 8:04 AM

The best VPN providers will always change because Netflix has been blocking VPNs all over the world, emphasising why privacy has become more of a concern than ever before in the past 12 months. It’s now time to look at the parameters of a good VPN for Aussie users, because they have shifted and will no doubt continue to. Those hot choices a year or two ago will probably no longer be viable options to use in Australia.

The Best VPN Services to Access Netflix US from Australia

Therefore, today we will look at the VPNs being used by Australians across the country to give you the best chance of choosing a good one, especially as winter is here are you are more likely to be spending time indoors with the box set. A big concern may be price, but we haven’t simply based the results on that, we have also considered the ability to unlock international Netflix libraries and connection speeds.

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October 13

Which Gives You Better Value for Money: a Smart TV or Media Streamer

Posted by on October 13, 2015 at 7:54 AM

This is the big debate that has been circling since the introduction of the Google Chromecast. Is it worth spending the hundreds or even thousands on buying a new smart TV, when you can get the same experience by plugging a media streamer into your existing TV?

Which Gives You Better Value for Money: a Smart TV or Media Streamer

If you were considering an upgrade but were indecisive on which to choose, I’m going to look at the winning and losing aspects of the smart TV vs the media-streaming device. Bear in mind that similar to the numerous TV brands (Samsung, LG, Toshiba, Hitachi etc.), there are also many media streamers ones to choose from (Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire). So what are some of the aspects that are likely to push customers one way or the other?

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September 3

Netflix: A Great Potential Fathers Day Gift with Its September Lineup of New Releases

Posted by on September 3, 2015 at 7:22 AM

Netflix is without a doubt the largest and most popular online streaming company to ever sprawl its web of content across the globe. If you are already a member then you’ll no doubt be aware of its extensive library, which has certainly helped make it the number one online streaming service in Australia. 

Netflix: A Great Potential Fathers Day Gift with Its September Lineup of New Releases

I previously touched on the topic of Netflix arriving in Australia earlier this year and how highly anticipated it was by deprived Australian customers who previously were between a rock and a hard place with the choice of local online streaming options. Now that it’s here, I believe that a Netflix subscription actually makes for a very generous gift to somebody, especially considering this month’s lineup of new releases. So with Father’s Day just around the corner, not only is it a unique gift but also one that falls into the “keeps on giving” category too.

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July 6

Which Australian Streaming Service Refreshes its Content the Most?

Posted by on July 6, 2015 at 8:04 AM

Over the past three months we have seen the online streaming market heating up with the entrance of a new rival, Netflix. My recent article about online streaming services delved into the amount of subscribers and the different ratings that each service has received in relation to price vs content variety and quality. Hopefully you’ll find that it offered a comprehensive overview to help you choose which service best suits your own personal needs. Thus, to finish off the topic around the comparison of these services, I thought that one useful metric which I hadn’t included in my initial article was a look at who refreshes their content the most.

Which Australian Streaming Service Refreshes its Content the Most?

If you haven’t already subscribed to any online streaming services then with my three comparison articles to read through, you should have all the information you need to make an informed and objective decision. Whilst the amount of video content is very important in ensuring a subscription offers good value for money, that content also needs to be refreshed in order to remain engaging to subscribers. You might be happy to watch ‘Friends’ over and over again, but may not feel the same way about ‘Breaking Bad’ for example. So, how do the likes of Foxtel, Netflix, Stan and Presto fair as far a regular content updates are concerned?

 

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July 1

Netflix May Be Winning the Online Streaming Popularity Battle, but Will It Meet Your Needs

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 8:06 AM

In the wake of Netflix arriving, companies like Presto, Stan and Quickflix very quickly began cleaning up their acts to show customers they do actually care. Their historically lackadaisical attitude towards customers may have been ignored by some. However, I suspect that with Netflix’s comprehensive content library and competitive pricing, many will begin realising just how relatively little value for money they’ve been getting from their current providers.

Netflix May Be Winning the Online Streaming Popularity Battle, but Will It Meet Your Needs

Whilst the rest of the world has been enjoying a healthy choice of online streaming services battling it out for customer’s business, we are only now beginning to see these changes. As the competition has been heating up, so too has the public’s opinion of who is the best. Do you have a favourite service yet, or maybe there are two that satisfy your particular needs? Thankfully Roy Morgan Research has been keeping a watchful eye over the video streaming market place here in Australia and recently released a report showing its findings for the past three months.

If you’re yet to dive into the world of paid online video streaming, then keep reading as I’ll help you understand which service provider is likely to be the most suitable one for you.

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May 20

How the 2015 Federal Budget and Oz Bandwidth is affecting your Netflix Service

Posted by on May 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

The Australian Federal budget was released last week and within it came an array of alterations and surprises. Whilst the majority of people may have been fixated on the details surrounding childcare reform and small business tax breaks, they may have missed a couple of things. The first that you probably didn’t hear about was the government’s intention to request a 0.75 cents levy per kilogram of bananas.

How the 2015 Federal Budget and Oz Bandwidth is affecting your Netflix Service

Besides trying to cash in on the worlds most popular fruit, it also announced its intentions on cashing in on the worlds most popular streaming service, Netflix. Netflix recently hit our Australian shores and regardless of its mixed reviews you’ve guessed it, its now getting its own “Netflix Tax.” This in my eyes only encourages more people stream illegally, plus combined with tediously slow bandwidth issues across parts of Australia, this could also potentially lead to Netflix losing considerable amounts of business. The knock on effect of which could see the variety of content being trimmed back for Australians viewers, as Netflix won’t have the budgets necessary to keep on updating with new shows, films, documentaries etc.

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April 16

What Price You Should Be Paying for a Chromecast Device and How to Get the Most out of It

Posted by on April 16, 2015 at 9:01 AM

When Google first released its superbly-simple media streaming device, the Google Chromecast, many rushed out to buy one in the hope of being able to take advantage of its cheap and uncomplicated approach to wirelessly streaming content onto their TVs. Unfortunately, there was a lot of disappointment which followed for those who quickly realised that you couldn’t stream any content which required a VPN to access it in the first place (e.g. Netflix and Hulu). Now that Netflix has officially launched in Australia last month, we suspect that those who held off buying one initially will be back on the hunt again and looking for a bargain.

What Price You Should Be Paying for a Chromecast Device and How to Get the Most out of It

Buckscoop and its community of deal hunters have been tracking the variety of Chromecast offers for some time now. The standard price on these is $49, however we’re seeing a higher frequency of deals this year at around 20% less than that. So if you’re in the market for one, make sure you don’t end up paying retail prices considering it’s now regularly available for less. Here’s the lowdown on where to get the Chromecast at a bargain, plus how to get a range of enticing free offers/bundles as well as learning how to maximise its usage and unlock hidden features too.

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March 26

Netflix Australia Arrives Undercutting Stan, Presto, Quickflix and Ezyflix

Posted by on March 26, 2015 at 8:13 AM

Netflix Australia has taken the country by storm, causing all the major streaming services to quiver in their boots. Suspicion littered the media prior to the launch that Australian customers would be let down with a poor content line up, potentially consisting of only two movies: ‘The Castle’ and ‘ Muriel’s Wedding’.

Netflix Australia Arrives Undercutting Stan, Presto, Quickflix and Ezyflix

A Foxtel spokesperson commented yesterday, however, “It’s a stellar line-up – we cant deny that. We assumed that because consumers already own The Castle and Muriel’s Wedding on both VHS and DVD that they wouldn’t want them again. We were wrong.” So if you are seriously considering Netflix Australia, this is what you can really expect from the market leader…

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March 5

Netflix to Arrive in Australia March 24th with a Quota-free Streaming Offer in Tow

Posted by on March 5, 2015 at 8:43 AM

The notorious Netflix online streaming service from the USA has finally announced its arrival date on Aussie shores. Following popular demand the company has decided to expand its business to allow for all of us to begin subscribing to a large selection of TV and movies come the 24th of March. Towards the end of last year I touched on topic of Netflix and how numerous Aussies were having to circumvent IP and VPN blocks in order to get access to the service. Come the end of March though and all of that hassle will no longer be necessary.

Netflix to Arrive in Australia March 24th with a Quota free Streaming Offer in Tow

As I’ll explain below, there’s also been mention of Netflix teaming up with a particular provider to offer a “quota-free” streaming service to customers. This would make Netflix the first local streaming service to offer unmetered access.

Now is the time to really settle in for a good autumn and winter season, knowing you have your trusty Netflix at the ready whenever you decide to kick back in front of the telly. In preparation for its arrival it might be worth considering which type of service would suit your household best, because similar to the U.S., Netflix will offer three tiers of service; Basic SD streaming to one screen, simultaneous streaming to two screens (HD where possible) and finally their premium four-screen streaming service with 4K ultra-high definition where available.

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