Australia’s new streaming TV service Stan to be launched as Netflix competitor

Unlike Australia’s other Netflix competitor, Quickflix, which launched its streaming service with a complicated set of plans that involved renting mail-order DVDs, Stan launches with a simple, uncomplicated model. For approximately $10 a month (an exact price is still to be revealed), subscribers can stream all the movies and TV shows they want from the service. Currently Netflix charges a US$8.99 subscription price. […] When it launches, Stan will be available on iOS and Android devices with Apple AirPlay and Google Chromecast support. An app for Apple TV streaming boxes is also expected. From a technology standpoint, that should be enough to provide most Australians with access to the service. […] In today’s announcement it was revealed that Stan would have the rights to Breaking Bad along with exclusive rights to the upcoming spin-off series Better Call Saul. Episodes of Better Call Saul will be available just hours after their initial US broadcast on AMC when it launches in February 2015. Despite the success of Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul is an unproven series that may not catch on with viewers. – Dan Barrett,The Guardian
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