Hot on the heels of Netflix, homegrown streaming service Stan has raised its prices. The Standard plan that the service launched with has become $2 more expensive, and a new barebones Basic pack has been introduced at the original $10 price point.
Since its launch on Australia Day two years ago, Stan has always had a $10 plan tier, and recently added a $15 Premium tier that includes 4K streaming. But just a few days after Netflix raised its prices, Stan has followed suit.
As part of the re-jig, Stan has introduced a Basic pack at its old $10 price point. The $10 monthly Basic tier really is basic — there's no Ultra HD or even HD streaming available, and only a single show can be watched at any one time in standard definition and a single device registered for downloads.
The $12 plan replaces the old $10 Standard tier, with three simultaneous screens for viewing and three phones able to be registered for downloads. It includes HD streaming, but for 4K you'll have to pay $15 per month — which also gets you another simultaneous screen and another phone download registration.
Stan tested these price increases for a few hours a month ago, but it appears the change is now permanent. We've asked Stan whether the new Standard plan pricing will affect all customers, or only new sign-ups, and we'll update this story if we hear back.
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