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Netflix Announces Official Australian Pricing

After a pricing leak late last night Netflix has officially confirmed its Australian pricing plan.

The pricing is split into three different packages.

— Single-stream standard definition plan for AU $8.99
— Two-stream high-definition plan for AU $11.99
— Four-stream 4K ultra-high definition “family” plan for AU $14.99

That’s per month and a free one month trial is available at the official Netflix site. So a little better than you might have expected. With the freefall of the Australian dollar, Netflix could have charged a little more, but they’re not. So that’s good.

Netflix launches here starting tomorrow and will have access to all of Netflix’s original shows like House of Cards and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Good news, considering Netflix had given rights to certain flagship shows to Foxtel. The exception is season 3 of Orange is the New Black. Australian Netflix users will have to wait until June 12 to watch. Netflix Australia will also have content from distributors like Warner Bros., BBC, FOX, NBC Universal, Village Roadshow Entertainment, Beyond Distribution, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and The Walt Disney Company.

Yesterday’s leak revealed a fairly comprehensive list of shows available, and you can scroll through them in the embedded images below.

As you may have noticed, Netflix apps have been popping up on all of the major new consoles — the PS4, Xbox One and the Wii U — in preparation for tomorrow’s launch. The apps will be launching with Netflix’s new user interface.

All-in-all signs point to a far more comprehensive, full Netflix experience here in Australia, not the limited, hampered one we might have been expecting. Result.


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