Comparing Vodafone, Telstra And Optus Video Streaming Content Offers

Comparing Vodafone, Telstra And Optus Video Streaming Content Offers

Everything you need to know about video streaming content offered by Australia’s top telcos.

Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone are Australia’s top three telecommunication companies. All three telcos offer video streaming services to their customers on special plans.

In Australia, the current live streaming players are:

  • Stan,
  • Netflix,
  • YouTube Premium,
  • Foxtel/Kayo Sports,
  • Fetch TV,
  • Amazon Prime, and more.

According to Roy Morgan Research, Netflix has more than 11 million subscribers; YouTube Premium has 1.2 million subscribers, Kayo has 150,000 subscribers and Fetch has 760,000 users.

Demand for video streaming increasing in Australia

Video streaming demand in Australia


Telstra TV set top streaming lets you enjoy the excellent streaming apps available, the latest films, live sports, and much more. The telco provides subscriptions to popular streaming services, including Kayo TV, Netflix, Telstra TV Box Office, and Foxtel Now. Customers can use these services for live movies and TV, sports, music and media, news, and weather forecasts.

The sports apps include My Football Live App, AFL Live Pass, Netball Live Pass, NRL Live Pass, and AFLW Official App. With Kayo’s subscription, you can watch your content on all devices, big or small, delivering you an ultimate sports experience.

With Foxtel Now, you can stream the latest movies, TC shows, news, sport, and more on your Telstra TV. Watch the latest TV shows from the UK and US, Foxtel originals, etc. at your fingertips. This is available in three different packages – Essential Packs, Premium Packs, and Specialty Packs.

The Basic Netflix package starts at just $9.99 per month, the Standard Package costs $13.99 per month, and the Premium Netflix Package costs $19.99 month to month.


Optus allows customers to enjoy the latest movies and TV with Stan, Fetch, Netflix, and more. Optus Sport is for those who enjoy watching live sports. Optus Music is another great offering from the telco that allows you to stream your favourite music from your favourite artists.

Optus Sport exclusively live streams the English Premier League, and also streams Champions League. You can also stream ESPN, belN, SPORTS, and more on Fetch Box installed at your home.

Optus Customers on selected plans can enjoy mobile streaming from Netflix, Stan, Spotify, and more for free using their WiFi. Data used for viewing live video content won’t be charged against the data allowance of your mobile plan. So if your plan includes 3GB data per month and you watch 2GB of Netflix, you still have 3GB of data to use the same month.

Fetch Boxes from Optus allow subscribers to watch Free-to-Air TV. You can access your favourite streaming apps to enjoy movies and much more. With Might Fetch Box, you can even record TV for up to 585 SD (standard definition) hours.  


Add Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Spotify to your Vodafone mobile plan to enjoy the latest movies and music. Subscribers will pay their bills through Pay with Vodafone for the entertainment experience.  Vodafone Australia has recently launched some new subscriptions for Amazon Prime, Spotify Premium, and Netflix for postpaid customers.

The telco provides streaming services on Amazon Prime, Spotify Premium, and Netflix. Prime members get access to music and award-winning movies and TV shows. You will enjoy a library of more than 2 million music tracks with Amazon Music. Moreover, check out Amazon Originals, including The Grand Tour, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and over 1000 movies and TV shows on Prime Video.

With Spotify Premium, you can play millions of ad-free tracks and download your favourite tunes and podcasts on the go. Netflix subscription with Vodafone Australia provides access to a wide variety of TV shows, films, documentaries, and more. You can watch Netflix anywhere and anytime on your tablet, smart TV, smartphone, and game console. You can also download any shows to watch offline.


Customers are advised to compare plans offered by their telcos and choose the one that best fits their needs. You can find detailed information on the official websites of these telcos. You can choose a plan that accommodates your live video streaming and video on demand preferences and choices.

Neil Aitken

Having worked in 3 countries for 4 telcos on both voice and data products, Neil is in a position to give you the inside track. Get beyond the marketing messages to the best plan for you.