Netflix goes Down Under on March 24

Staff writer
telecomasia.net

Netflix announced that it would begin streaming in Australia and New Zealand on March 24 through major broadband operators.

Customers of iiNet, Australia’s second-largest DSL Internet provider, will be able to access the Netflix catalogue with no fear of usage counting against home data caps, under the first un-metering agreement announced with a major broadband provider in the country.

Netflix will be available on smart televisions made by Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philips and HiSense, and Fetch TV's second-generation set-top box. Consumers can also access Netflix on game consoles, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, as well as on Apple and Android devices.

Mobile users who sign up for specific plans offered by Vodafone in New Zealand will receive several months of prepaid service, while consumers purchasing Microsoft's Xbox One at select stores will receive three months prepaid access to Netflix — all starting March 24 and for a limited time only.

Consumers can also purchase Netflix gift cards at participating Australian retailers including Woolworths, Coles, Big W, 7-Eleven, Australia Post and Officeworks.

Netflix will offer a single-stream standard definition plan, two-stream high-definition plan and four-stream 4K ultra-high definition "family" plan.

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