Finally: Netflix is coming to Australia and NZ in 2015 44



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In some wonderful news for those of us who are sick of the commercial, free-to-air shows on TV at the moment, but can’t afford Foxtel, Netflix is coming to Australia.

The popular American subscription service gives you access to hundreds of TV shows and movies on demand for a low monthly fee of around $10 to $15. And the best part, it’s unlimited, so you can watch as much as you like!

There will naturally be rivals and competition with Netflix, but the US-made service will be the first to launch next year, and promises to offer high definition streaming.

According to the media release, viewers of Netflix Australia and New Zealand can expect this:

“At launch, the premium and unique Netflix offering will include such original series as Marco Polo, BoJack Horseman and, among many kids titles, DreamWorks Animation’s All Hail King Julien.

“Netflix, available on hundreds of Internet-connected devices, will also be home to the critically acclaimed documentaries Virunga and Mission Blue, and stand-up comedy specials Uganda Be Kidding Me, Live, from Chelsea Handler and Jim Jefferies’ BARE, among many others.

“The Netflix ANZ selection will expand in 2015 to include highly anticipated original series family thriller Bloodline starring Ben Mendelsohn, Kyle Chandler, Sissy Spacek, Linda Cardellini and Sam Shepard; the gripping Super Hero tale Marvel’s Daredevil featuring Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson and Vincent D’’Onofrio; Sense8, a new globe-spanning thriller series from the creators of The Matrix trilogy and Babylon 5, and, from the creator of Friends, Grace and Frankie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda”.

Will you be making the switch when it comes to Australia? Why or why not? What do you enjoy most about TV? What is your favourite show? Tell us below.

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  1. Yes I’ll be first in the queue. I have US friends who watch nothing but quality programmes on Netflix – at a budget price.

  2. Yes, a friend of mine in the US watches movies on it all the time. When I tried to last year it said it “wasn’t available in your country” so if it comes here I’ll definitely try it. I’ve also watched shows on Project Free TV but as it’s free viewing, it can be a pain as you’re always closing intrusive ads. Become a paid member and of course the ads disappear! I think Netflix will win out here.

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  3. It has got to be better than the repeats of repeats of repeats and encore repeats which is free to air TV at the moment.

  4. yep I will and that is why Foxtel reduced its rates for new customers.. people will be leaving Fox in droves

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    • My foxtel has been playing up for 9 weeks now & every week they call me to update me on when my repairman will be here. My contract expires in December, maybe they will be quicker coming to disconnect than repair..

    • I am not on a contract June and am not signing up for one am moving to Netflix as soon as it arrives here

  5. I’ll stick to my free to air. I currently record most of the programs I enjoy and watch them the next day ad free.

  6. Does it need Internet connect like fetch. If so download limits may cost above the hire fee. Still working out what the differences are.

  7. You can get it here i Australia now if you disable your Australian email address which will cost about $7/month, subscription is around $10/month….which is a lot cheaper than Foxtel !!

  8. We’ve had it for 2 months – there is a workaround to make Netflix think u r in rhe States. According to them we reside in LA!

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