Stan subscribers have seen heaps of exciting new content added to the platform in recent months – but it’s come at a cost.
Stan has increased the price of its standard plan from $12 to $14 a month, with its premium plan going from $15 to $17. The changes bring the Aussie-owned streaming service more in line with U.S. rival Netflix.
There is no change to the cost of Stan’s basic plan.
The price hike comes just weeks after Stan secured the streaming rights in Australia to dozens of popular Disney shows and movies, leading to a surge in new subscribers.
A basic Netflix subscription allowing one screen at a time and standard definition streaming costs $9.99. Standard plans offering high definition and two screens cost $13.99 and premium subscriptions with ultra-high definition and four screens costs $17.99.
For similar features on basic, standard and premium plans, Stan now charges $10, $14 and $17 respectively.
The price change was quietly rolled out on January 31, with subscribers sent emails alerting them to the price changes in their next bill. The email alert says that in 2019 “more of the biggest and best shows from around the world” would be added from studios like Disney, Starz, MGM and CBS’ Showtime.
Additional ultra-high definition 4K titles are also expected to be added to the library alongside Stan’s “biggest” series to date.
Stan reportedly hit 1 million subscribers in 2018, going through its fastest period of growth on the back of its deal with Disney just before Christmas.
Most popular shows on Stan
A recent Canstar Blue survey of more than 300 Stan subscribers revealed the country’s favourite shows on the Aussie platform. Shows were ranked in the following order:
- RuPaul’s Drag Race
- The Office
- Will & Grace
- Better Call Saul
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