One of the more common complaints about Quickflix (the Australian Netflix-like streaming service you can use down under without VPN japery) is that it's too expensive, especially if you're not interested in receiving DVDs through the mail. The service is now offering a $9.99 per month streaming-only deal, but whether that will draw hardcore content addicts away from either torrenting or a similarly-priced but broader (if technically illegal) Netflix deal remains to be seen.
Quickflix now offers multiple deals, all of which don't require any long-term contracts:
- Streaming from its catalogue of movies and TV shows for $9.99 a month.
- Rental of DVDs or Blu-rays delivered by mail. Having a single disc out at a time cost $12.99 a month; two costs $22.99 a month; three costs $29.99.
- A combined streaming and postal deal. That costs $19.99 for one disc, $29.99 for two or $39.99 for three.
Up to six devices can be registered for the streaming service — a clear attempt to compete with Foxtel Play, which offers half as many devices (a maximum of three) and costs twice as much at $19.99. Of course, whether either is worthwhile depends on whether the content they offer appeals to you.
While Quickflix does have deals with the BBC and HBO for some TV content, the main appeal of these services remains if you're a serious movie addict. Does $9.99 a month sound tempting to you? Tell us in the comments.