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BINGE vs Netflix: Which streaming TV service is best for you?

BINGE goes head to head with Netflix. We compare the features, price, content and experience.

The 2 biggest giants in the Australian TV space are Netflix and Foxtel – and now BINGE, which is a streaming offshoot of Foxtel. Both streaming platforms offer vast content libraries, multiple pricing options and solid device compatibility.

If you're trying to choose between the 2 services or are wondering if you should switch from Netflix to BINGE, here's a breakdown of what each platform offers.


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BINGE vs Netflix price comparison

Here is a quick overview of the differences between the 2 services.

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Name Product Free trial period Max video quality Simultaneous streams Monthly price
Binge Basic with Ads
Binge Basic with Ads
7 days
Netflix Standard with ads
Netflix Standard with ads
BINGE Standard
BINGE Standard
7 days
Netflix Standard
Netflix Standard
Binge Premium
Binge Premium
7 days
Netflix Premium
Netflix Premium

BINGE is priced similarly to the likes of Netflix and Stan. You can choose between 3 plans on BINGE, all giving you access to the entire library of content:

  • The Basic plan has ads and supports 1 HD stream for $10 a month.
  • The Standard plan costs $18 a month and supports 2 simultaneous streams.
  • The Premium plan, at $22 a month, lets you stream on 4 devices at the same time. The latter 2 plans support 4K for selected titles.

You can also choose between 3 Netflix plans:

  • The Standard with Ads plan is only $6.99 a month.
  • It costs $16.99 a month for its Standard plan, which is in full HD quality with no ads.
  • The Netflix Premium plan is $22.99 a month, but comes with 4K video quality where available. The number of simultaneous streams for each plan is the same as with BINGE.
  • Note: Netflix also has a Basic plan, which allows a single HD stream, but it is no longer available for new or rejoining members.

If price is the major driving factor, then the Netflix Basic with Ads plan is the cheapest option.

Netflix's Standard plan is cheaper than BINGE, but the latter offers 4K support.

Each platform's Premium plans are almost identical, with very little price difference.

Keep in mind, BINGE offers something very important that Netflix does not – a free trial. A 7-day free trial is available for new customers.

Of course, price is just a small part of your Netflix vs BINGE comparison. It's all relative to content.

Does BINGE have better shows and movies than Netflix?

BINGE has leveraged the fact it's a sister product to Foxtel to pack its library with some of the best TV content ever produced. It lets you stream popular HBO and HBO Max shows like The Last of Us, Succession, House of the Dragon, Game of Thrones and more. You get content from other provides too, original productions like Colin from Accounts and Foxtel Originals such as Wentworth or Gogglebox Australia.

BINGE gives you access to 29 Foxtel channels live via the internet. In addition to that exclusive content, you also have hundreds of movies. While there are some family-friendly titles on hand, like Netflix, BINGE is definitely tailored more to mature viewers. We'd still recommend Disney Plus for families thinking of a video streaming service.

On Netflix's part, it has a huge library, but there's plenty of filler in there. Netflix does have rights to broadcast some popular TV shows and movies from other providers, like Riverdale and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. However, its focus is on building an extensive line-up of originals: Wednesday, The Witcher, Squid Game, Bridgerton, Stranger Things and so on. Documentaries and comedy specials are also 2 areas where Netflix stands out.

While Netflix will continue to provide the bigger catalogue of choice and the greater range of originals, BINGE isn't a distant second by any means. The curation of content on BINGE is excellent – and by utilising Foxtel's exclusive broadcast rights, the new streaming TV service very much holds its own in the debate about content vs Netflix.

Does BINGE or Netflix have better features?

To its credit, Netflix has become such a standard bearer in the video streaming market that its "revolutionary features" are now just commonplace. Netflix rarely fails from a technical standpoint and ticks most of the boxes you would expect from any video streaming app. It offers offline viewing, accessibility features such as audio descriptions and even interactive content.

BINGE is interesting in this regard. The BINGE Centre offers a hub for any series (TV or movie) where you can access all the content around it in one place. BingeLists allow you to have multiple TV series that have gained your interest not only saved, but saved where you last watched them, for easy access. The Surprise Me! option looks to kill off scrolling forever by selecting a show for you based on your previous choices and the curation of BINGE editors. Netflix has since implemented a Play Something option of its own.

Sadly, some of the features we've come to expect elsewhere aren't on BINGE, such as offline use. At least both services support multiple simultaneous streams (depending on price tier) and multiple profiles.

BINGE vs Netflix device comparison

As one of the veterans of the video streaming space, Netflix is available across a plethora of devices. In fact, it's harder to find a platform it's not on. BINGE also works on a pretty comprehensive list of devices.

Windows PhoneX
PS4, PS5
Set-top box (Foxtel, Fetch)X
Smart TV (selected models)
Android TV
Apple TV
Telstra TV
Blu-ray playersX
Amazon Fire TV stick

As you can see, Netflix is available on more devices, but a lot of them are older, so may not be relevant to you - for example Windows Phone, PS3 or Xbox 360. Netflix is is available via more smart TV brands than BINGE, so if you use Panasonic, Philips or Sony smart TV for streaming, then Netflix holds the advantage.

Verdict: Is BINGE better than Netflix?

BINGE and Netflix target similar demographics: mature streaming content with a healthy mix of movies, TV and documentary content. While Netflix has the edge when it comes to the overall size of library and dedication to original content, BINGE's exclusive access to the very best in TV makes it a genuine rival worth considering.

With BINGE also offering documentaries, lifestyle and reality TV programming, we're even willing to give BINGE the nod. That said, if you already have Foxtel and enjoy its larger breadth of content, then BINGE isn't for you.

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