Stan Just Got More Expensive

Hot on the heels of Netflix's price hike, homegrown streaming service Stan has also raised its prices. Here's how much more you now need to pay.

Since its launch on Australia Day two years ago, Stan has always had a $10 plan tier, and recently added a $15 Premium tier that includes 4K streaming.

As part of the re-jig, Stan has introduced a Basic pack at its old $10 price point. The $10 monthly Basic tier really is basic — there's no Ultra HD or even HD streaming available, and only a single show can be watched at any one time and a single device registered for downloads.

The $12 plan replaces the old $10 Standard tier, with three simultaneous screens for viewing and three phones able to be registered for downloads. It includes HD streaming, but for 4K you'll have to pay $15 per month — which also gets you another simultaneous screen and another phone download registration.

Stan tested these price increases for a few hours a month ago, but it appears the change is now permanent. We've asked Stan whether the new Standard plan pricing will affect all customers, or only new sign-ups, and we'll update this story if we hear back.

Disclosure: Stan is a 50/50 joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media. Allure Media, the company which publishes Gizmodo Australia, is also owned by Fairfax.

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Comments

    They figured if Netflix can increase prices and maintain market share, why don't we also give it a crack!

    Looks like it's new customer's only. I haven't received any email about a price increase, and logging in I'm still only paying $10 a month for the standard plan.

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