Telstra knows that if you're a tech-savvy early adopter, traditional TV is as good as dead — especially when you're away from home and your big screen telly. To that end, it knows that streaming video services like Netflix, Stan and Presto are the future — and if you pony up for a decent mobile plan, it'll give you them for free for three months.
Announced today, you'll have to spend $70 or more on a Bring Your Own Device plan or $95 or more on a post-paid plan to access these freebies. It's really nice to see that it's service-agnostic, too — it gives you a chance to see whether it's actually worth continuing your subscription or any or all of these.
Alongside that, Australia's largest carrier is also making the entire Apple Music catalogue quota-free for any user of its mobile plans — a huge bonus if you're a fan of streaming the Beats 1 radio station or if you don't have free space on your mobile to download some tracks or albums over Wi-Fi.
Beyond that, the telco is also launching a new app called Telstra TV+ — you can see it in the screenshot above — that shows "all the sports and entertainment content included in Telstra mobile plans". As well as acting as a remote for the Telstra TV set-top box, it has direct links into services like Stan, Presto and Netflix as well as the live streaming and catch-up services of the traditional Aussie TV channels.