Netflix drops its free one-month trial in Australia

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Amid the COVID-19 outbreak across Australia and streaming services dealing with high-traffic as everybody socially isolates, Netflix has quietly dropped its free month trial to Australian subscribers.

Users of the service used to be able to watch Netflix free for 30 days without spending any money, provided that they include credit card details before activating the trial.

But now, new users will have to pay upon subscribing, and rather than getting a free month of the service, they will be offered the mid-level standard plan of two HD streams for $13.99.

Streaming while social isolating

With the country being asked to stay indoors and not interact with others outside, now is a perfect time to binge-watch the latest shows across Disney+, Netflix, Apple TV+, Foxtel Now, Amazon Prime Video, Kayo and Stan. With most services still offering free trials, you can get into them fairly risk-free and enjoy hundreds of hours of entertainment.

Netflix Stan Disney+ Amazon Prime Video Apple TV+
Monthly price $9.99 – $19.99 $10 – $17 $8.99 $6.99 $7.99
HD available
No. of screens you can watch on at the same time 1 – 4 1 – 4 4 3 6
Free trial

Not sure of what to watch?

If you somehow missed The Mandalorian on Disney+ last year, you need to watch it – and now you’ve got the time. It’s only eight episodes around half an hour each, and they’re pure thrills the whole way through. They don’t tailcoat too hard off Star Wars knowledge, so you don’t need to be a mega-nerd to get into the show! There’s enough content in the show to stay interested the whole way through. Also – you get to see Baby Yoda, the cutest character to ever exist in a show.

Credit: Disney
Credit: Disney

Disney+ Plans

There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $8.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $89.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $8.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $8.99
Advertised Cost/month
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Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel & National Geographic
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $89.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $89.99
Advertised Cost/year
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Kayo Sports Plans

With many people now staying indoors, now is as good a time as ever to get into Kayo Sports. The NRL and AFL have both cut their seasons short due to COVID-19, but there’s still plenty of other on-demand content available, including documentaries, talk shows and archived games – so its the best app for any sport fanatic.

Love streaming? Love sports? Kayo is a new streaming platform that provides access to a wealth of sports, from basketball to cricket, motorsports and soccer. Click ‘go to site’ for more details.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $25 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Premium Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 3 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $35 over 1 month

3No. of Screens /same time viewing $35
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription

  • Special Offer: Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 months
  • Available to Telstra customers only. T&Cs Apply
  • Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time – Add up to 5 profiles

min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $25/mth

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $25$15
Advertised Cost/month
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