Streaming online content in Australia without bypassing geo-blocking is easier than you may think so to lend a hand I have compiled a list of what people are using and what’s coming.
Expect to pay around $15 per month for the service, mileage may vary.
Allows physical media and online streaming giving you the best of both worlds.
- Instantly stream hundreds of blockbuster movies and TV shows.
- Available on your computer and a range of internet-connected TVs, games consoles, tablets and smartphones.
- All you can view subscriptions and Pay Per Play new release movies.
- No lock-in contracts. No set top box.
If your home internet is provided through Bigpond then BigPond movies is a service you should have a close look at.
BigPond Movies is available on Samsung Devices, LG Devices with NetCast or Panasonic TVs and naturally on the T-Box.
Bigpond Movies allows the customers to rent movies and TV shows from a variety of devices including the PC, android tablets, T-Box, and selected Smart TVs and best of all it’s unmetered.
Currently supported by the following ISPs; iiNet, Optus, Westnet, Internode, Adam Internet and TransACT.
Fetch gives you digital TV plus online streaming.
Apple iTunes and Apple TV
Need I say more, you can use your existing iTunes credentials and hire movies.
Then if you plug an Apple TV in to your TV
You will find yourself using an interface you are familiar with.
Google Play Movies
Not to be outdone by Apple, Google also have a movies on demand service.
This can also be paired with your Android devices using Google Play.
Do you own an Xbox?
Rent or buy the latest HD movies and TV shows on your tablet, PC, or TV. And with Xbox Video you get instant-on HD to start watching right away. Xbox makes it easy to watch what you love wherever you are.
Sony Entertainment Network
If you own a relatively new Sony device then you may be closer than you think to getting access.
- Stream movies from every major studio.
- Variety of blockbusters, all-time favourite classics, plus free trailers & previews.
- Buy or rent, in SD or HD.
- View on your PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), BRAVIA®, PlayStation®3, PC, Sony tablets and more.
- No trips to the store, late fees, or monthly subscriptions
EZY Flix TV
Thank you for choosing Ezyflix.tv – you now have instant access to thousands of movies and television shows right from the comfort of your living room, computer or internet connected mobile device. Ezyflix.tv has thousands of titles available to buy via electronic sell through (download to own), or rent on video on demand
JB Hi-Fi Video
JB are offering UltraViolet downloads for movies you purchase in store
Coming soon to a TV near you…
Presto is a new offering from Foxtel, for more information run your eyes over the Press Release
“Foxtel today announced Presto, a new online entertainment service offering a monthly pass to stream Foxtel Movies, providing live and on demand access to Foxtel’s most popular movie content with a regularly updating collection of great films, ad-break-free for $24.99* a month.”
Hoyts have not let the cat out of the bag and are instead banking on quietly building hype. As it stands they are due to launch a Video-on-Demand streaming service called Hoyts Stream in early 2014.
Currently 12 months later than the originally targeted date.
The service will offer new release films to rent or buy, concurrent with the DVD window, plus library product and TV content.