Australia is in a streaming renaissance right now. Between Presto, Stan and the impending launch of Netflix, it’s time to get your living room in order so you can lap up the streaming goodness. Stan is helping out with that by giving subscribers access to discounts on Chromecast to kickstart your home streaming setup.
Stan emailed its subscribers last night, offering each and every one of them $10 off a Chromecast, as well as free delivery when ordered via Dick Smith.
Everyone gets their own unique code, meaning that only existing customers are able to take up the offer for now. We’ve asked Stan if new customers will get access to a similar offer, but we’re yet to hear back at the time of writing.
Stan supports both the Google Cast and the Apple Airplay protocols for streaming stuff to your TV, much like Netflix. Foxtel’s Presto service also allows you to stream stuff to your TV, but only over Google Cast right now.
Nine Entertainment — a parent of Stan — revealed in its results presentation today that the service is attracting big user numbers. Nine says that the service is “on track for over 100,000 sign-ups by mid-March”, meaning that “subscriber numbers and trends [are] running 3-4 months ahead of expectations”.
Nine also revealed that new channels and delivery methods would be announced soon.
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