Probably one of the biggest factors you’re considering when making your choice is cost particularly if you have a budget in mind. While they’re all predominately close in price, there are some differences.
Starting at $10.99 p/month there are three plans depending on video quality and number of screens watching at one time. It goes up to $15.99 p/month for two screens and $19.99 p/month for four.
Adopting a similar format to Netflix, Stan plan’s start at $10 p/month for one screen, $14 p/month for three screens and $19 for 5 screens at a time.
Following suit of its big contenders Binge offers a $10 p/month plan for one screen viewing at a time, as well as $14 p/month for two screens and $18 p/month for four.
Membership costs $6.99 p/month or $59 for an annual subscription, which evens out to just $4.99, the cost of a large coffee, and is available up to three screens. If you sign up, you’ll also get benefits to use on Amazon’s main shopping site, such as free local and international delivery.
At $11.99 p/month the streaming site also offers an annual subscription costing $119.99 which translates to $9.99 p/month and can be used across four screens.
Keeping it simple, Apple offers just one plan for their streaming service totalling just $7.99 p/month and can be spread across six screens.
If you're anything like us, you're happy to invest your hard earned paycheque and spend a little extra for a product you know is good quality. In this case, content (read: the hottest new shows and films) is just as important as price in our eyes, so, lets see how these sites stack up...
As the OG streaming site, it’s unsurprising that Netflix would be the biggest platform with the biggest offering of shows. They also produce their own original shows which have become global hits like Bridgerton, Sex/Life, Stranger Things, The Crown, Outer Banks, Firefly Lane and Sex Education.
It may be an Australian based streaming platform, but Stan still manages to secure some of the world’s biggest shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Handmaid’s Tale, Yellowstone, Lost and The OC. They also produce their own original series like Matt Okine’s The Other Guy, Bump and Bloom.
It may be the new kid on the block but thanks to a deal with production juggernaut HBO, Binge has some of the *best* shows to grace our screens. We’re talking about Friends and the highly anticipated Reunion Special, Game Of Thrones, Succession, The White Lotus, Sex And The City and its upcoming reboot as well as the Gossip Girl revival. It’s the likely home of future water-cooler shows too thanks their HBO connection.
Modern Love, Nine Perfect Strangers and Little Fires Everywhere are just a few of our favourite shows on the platform. Amazon also produces its own series including one of top-rated releases The Wilds (a must-watch!), The Boys and Hunters.
Not just one for the family, Disney+ of course has the full Marvel and Star Wars catalogues, but it also hosts on of our favourites of the year, Only Murders In The Building, as well as High Fidelity and Empire.
Ted Lasso and The Morning Wars were two of the most talked about shows this year, both of which sit exclusively on Apple.