It started out as a mail-order DVD rental service in 2011. Now, it has made its mark with its free streaming service but you have to pay for some specific movies you want to rent.
While the streaming subscription is free, you pay for each movie you rent with its new releases costing $5.99 each. However, if you want a DVD subscription, that’s $20 per month. If you decide on stopping the subscription, you can do so anytime since there is no lock-in contract.
- It works on game consoles, PC, Mac, mobile devices and smart TVs. Its app works with Google Chromecast as well.
- Although it has a wide array of movies, some can be viewed with streaming subscription, some are only available to rent on DVD.
10. Bigpond Movies
It is a movie rental service owned by Telstra and launched in 2004. It has a large catalogue of movies including new releases, documentaries, TV shows, among others.
You can rent movies starting from $1.99 to $5.99 per title. You can then watch it for seven days and once you begin watching it, it remains available for 48 hours. You can also get a free movie rental upon registration.
- It’s available on smart TVs. You also need a Telstra T-Box or compatible tablet or notebook device.
- You can get unmetred movie downloads, meaning it won’t affect your internet data allowance per month.
- You can stream the movies in standard definition and 720p high definition only.
11. Dendy Direct
Having the same concept as Google Play and iTunes, Dendy Direct is an on-demand movie and TV service where you pay per transaction.
There are no subscription charges, just pay for the movies that you watch.
- Android and iOS users can use the services using Chromecast. It also supports AirPlay so you can stream via your iOS device directly to a TV via an Apple TV.
- It has a “Marquee” section that features recent movies and gives you 72 hours to watch the movies and has no restrictions on how many times you watch it or on how many devices.
- It is only compatible with some smart TVs, so you need to connect your computer to your TV through an HDMI connection.
- It has a limited catalogue with around 1,400 movies and 50 TV shows.
For doco lovers, this is the one for you. It is an Australian streaming services for documentaries.
- It costs $6.95 per month, or $69.95 annually (which only costs $5.83 a month instead). The subscription cost allows you to watch ads-free.
- You can also use it for free but has really limited content and some free versions also have ads.
- It’s available in iOS and Android devices, Mac and Windows computers, Apple TV, Sony Android TVs, Google Chromecast, and Apple Airplay.
- It has documentaries that are exclusive to DocPlay and cannot be found in either Netflix or Stan.
- It has more than 130 documentaries in its library and new ones being added on a regular basis, but less compared to its rivals’ collection of thousands of shows.
- It only works on some smart TVs, Playstations and Xboxes.
- It has no definite info on the number of streams allowed