Have you heard about the Binge streaming service but are unsure exactly what it is, what you can watch on it and how much it costs? You’ve come to the right place.
With such an array of streaming services now being available in Australia, choosing the best one for your personal viewing habits has become a much harder task. In our opinion, one of the best streaming services available right now is Binge, a relative newcomer to the Australian streaming services scene.
If you’ve been pondering over whether to sign up or not, then perhaps this article will persuade you to sign up.
In this Binge story…
What is Binge?
Binge is a video streaming service available in Australia that launched in 2020 as a direct rival to the likes of Netflix Australia and Stan. It is owned by Streamotion, which itself is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Foxtel, the Australian pay television company.
Plans for Binge date back to 2018, when it was rumoured that Foxtel was going to announce its own video-on-demand service, which had the codename, Project Jupiter. This rumoured video-on-demand service would run alongside Foxtel’s sports subscription service. This sports subscription service was also launched and later called Kayo Sports.
Streamotion announced its video streaming service had been called Binge on 23 May 2020, ahead of its official launch on 25 May 2020. Binge amassed around 217,000 total subscribers (paid and those on free trials) by 4 August 2020 and as of 31 December 2021, that number had risen to an estimated 1,040,000.
What can I watch on Binge?
If you appreciate blockbuster television then a Binge subscription is an absolute must. Because Binge is indirectly linked with Foxtel, it gets access to some of the biggest and best television and movie content, however, it is worth noting that not everything you can find on Foxtel can be found on Binge.
What you do get with a Binge subscription, however, is access to HBO content, which includes hit shows such as Games of Thrones and Euphoria. Other standout shows include American Horror Story, The Walking Dead and Westworld.
Binge has agreements with a wide range of other production studios, including 20th Television, BBC Studios, Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Universal and Warner Bros. so you’re pretty much guaranteed to be able to access quality content.
Binge has three different subscriptions you can sign up for.
- Basic costs $10 per month and lets you stream content in standard definition on up to 1 screen at a time.
- Standard costs $14 per month and lets you watch content in up to high definition on up to 2 screens at a time.
- Premium costs $18 per month and lets you watch content in up to high definition on up to 4 screens at a time.
Unlike some other streaming platforms available in Australia, Binge does not yet have ultra high definition nor does it let you download content to your device so you can watch it later without an internet connection.
Binge Free Trial
If you’re semi-convinced but don’t want to sign up for a subscription just yet, then Binge offers a rather generous two-week free trial for you to use the entire service, free of charge. The Binge free trial doesn’t include access to Kayo Sports. The two-week Binge free trial is available on all subscription tiers, just remember that if you don’t cancel before the free trial ends, you will automatically be charged the price relative to the subscription tier you chose.
What devices can I use to watch Binge?
You’ll be able to watch Binge on a range of different devices including (but not limited to):
- Select Samsung and LG smart TVs
- Media streaming devices
- Set-top boxes
- PCs & Macs
- PlayStation 4 and 5