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As every single one of you is doubtlessly aware, Netflix officially launched in Australia this week with pricing starting at a very reasonable $8.99 per month. There are currently 1100 titles to choose from, which should be enough to keep most people happy (even if it’s a pittance compared to what’s available in the US.) One thing you won’t find, however, is the fantasy drama Game Of Thrones. But fear not, Westeros fans — Netflix has assembled a list of “related” TV shows for your viewing pleasure. Unfortunately, the similarities range from laughably vague to entirely non-existent.
The Netflix app on the PS3 and Xbox 360 is great, but you can’t easily change accounts without deleting and reinstalling the app. Thankfully, a hidden menu exists to quickly deauthorise your account, and access a few extra settings.
Streaming services offer lots of movies, which can create a dilemma: you find yourself logging into Netflix or Presto or Stan and then staring at the different options for 20 minutes before making a choice? It’s not only a waste of time, it also makes the process of watching a movie more drawn out. While you’ll never be able to completely remove the burden of choice, you do have some options to make things move a little quicker.
The big point of discussion when Netflix Australia launched yesterday was how much content it offered compared to Netflix US. DNS spoofing service UnoTelly has counted how many shows Netflix Australia offers, and it turns out we have less than one-sixth of what’s available in the US.