Netflix confirms Australian pricing, starting from AUD$8.99

Netflix this morning announced Australian pricing for its video-on-demand subscription service ahead of tomorrow's local launch. Users will be able to subscribe to one of three pricing tiers, starting at AUD$8.99 per month.

The AUD$8.99 per month tier gives users standard definition streaming and lets them watch on one device. The AUD$11.99 per month tier gives users the option of high definition streaming and lets them watch on up to two devices concurrently. The AUD$14.99 per month tier supports 4K ultra-high definition streaming and concurrent viewing on up to four devices.

Australians will be able to purchase Netflix gift cards in denominations of AUD$20, AUD$30 and AUD$50 at participating local retailers, including Woolworths, Coles, Big W, EB Games, 7-Eleven, Australia Post and Officeworks. 

For comparison, local streaming service Stan is billed at AUD$10 per month and the Foxtel-owned Presto is billed at either AUD$9.99 per month or AUD$14.99 depending on whether the user wants access to television programmes, movies or both. Stan offers high definition streaming while Presto does not.

Netflix also announced that dramedy Orange is the New Black will be joining its line-up of original programming (also including House of Cards, Marco Polo, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Bloodline and BoJack Horseman) when the service launches tomorrow. Prior to this morning, there was some doubt as to whether or not Netflix would be able to stream it locally due to a prior arrangement with Foxtel.

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