Streaming TV is taking over Australia (in a good way). No longer do people need to rely on pricey or potentially unlawful means to get their hands on exciting content. You can now watch popular movies and TV series on demand. Streaming sites have revolutionised the way we watch TV, and at the forefront of the movement is Netflix.
Netflix brings some of the world’s top shows and movies to television, computer and mobile device screens all over Australia. But any streaming service is only as good as the Internet speed upon which it operates. What good are the most popular series and films if you can’t watch them the whole way through without them stopping to buffer?
The rise of Netflix in Australia makes the National Broadband Network (NBN) that much more important. The NBN’s arrival means not only super-fast internet access for millions of Australians, but also excellent streaming speeds for watching your favourite content.
Removing the cap
One of the drawbacks of internet use in Australia is the capped model that limits usage on a monthly basis. While many home and mobile plans now offer unlimited data options, some people still operate under a limit. Luckily for our customers, iiNet has quota-free Netflix plans on the NBN (check out the eligibility requirements on our website). This lets you enjoy glorious streaming content in your home without worrying about your quota limits. Pretty handy when someone in your household has only just started to watch a TV series like Mad Men on Netflix and wants to binge watch through 7 seasons!
Quality is king
Having a unified, country-wide network is great for online use going forward. This capability is already being demonstrated with Netflix.
Smooth, high quality visuals that don’t suffer from stumbling lag time and buffering will bring joy to users all over Australia. Currently Netflix subscribers can choose between different plans
As the NBN continues to rollout across Australia, more people will understandably opt for plans that allow more people to watch Netflix simultaneously and in HD or Ultra HD formats. With download speeds of up to 100Mb/s you’ll be able to stream not just movies and TV series but also music and games to your heart’s content!
The rise of streaming TV is an early indicator of just how important the NBN is for Australia, and the great benefits it will bring to video streaming in other important areas, such as communication, education and health.
Many areas around Australia are currently in the midst of receiving NBN coverage, with thousands of sites in varying stages of construction.
Keen to know when the NBN will arrive in your area? Check out our NBN Coverage Checker to see how the NBN rollout is progressing in your area. If it’s farther away than you’d like, join the NBN Wait List and we’ll keep you updated with the latest news, updates and when it will arrive in your area.