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Top 7 Free Streaming Services in Australia

Remember the days of truly free-to-air TV? When you had to wait a whole week in between episodes? Remember putting on a timer to record your favourite show because you had to go out that night?

However painful that may have been, at least it was free. With Netflix, Foxtel, Apple TV, Disney+ and Stan (only to name a few) trying to sneak into your direct debits, it can feel like you need to take out a small personal loan just to enjoy TV! Thankfully, there are some alternative, free streaming services out there. Utopian lands of great TV at your fingertips that you don’t have to pay for. Yes, that’s right!

Alternatives to netflix

Let’s take a look at some of these alternative streaming services now. Disclaimer – the list below may not give you access to the latest season of The Crown or Stranger Things, but it still packs a big entertainment punch.


  • 7 Plus
  • 9Now
  • 10 Play
  • ABC iView
  • Kanopy
  • SBS on Demand
  • Tubi

What are the best free streaming services in Australia?

7 Plus

Thanks to free-to-air TV, you already know the wide selection of programs available on Channel 7. Now imagine if you could take control and watch it where you want and whenever you feel like it. 7 Plus has something for everyone in the family, from One Tree Hill, to Family Guy plus a decent selection of movies too.

9 Now

Missed the whole house reveal of The Block? Fear not, with 9 Now, you can catch-up on all those golden TV moments at your fingertips. In addition to catch-up TV, this free streaming service also has an amazing library of Aussie classics like McLeod’s Daughters, addictive reality TV series like Keeping Up with The Kardashians, or documentaries such as Surviving Jeffrey Epstein.

10 Play

Imagine a rolling buffet (or sushi train) of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Masterchef? In addition to bucket loads of free entertainment, you can also access replays of local and international news, plus any sport that you may have missed with 10 Play. Just create a free account for this free live TV streaming site, and you’re in!

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ABC iView

ABC iView gives you access to all ABC channels. Whether you’re after ABC News, ABC Comedy or looking to keep the kids entertained with ABC Kids. A free account gives you the ability to view a wide range of critically acclaimed local and international content for the entire family.


If you’re a movie buff, we’ve got the streaming service for you. Kanopy is a unique, free streaming service that has partnered with public libraries and universities to bring you access to thousands of ad-free films and series. So, if you’re a uni student or have a library card, Kanopy might become your next best friend. You can also stream it free on your laptop, through a chromecast or on any smart TV.

SBS on Demand

SBS On Demand claims to have sorted through a vast array of content to bring a library of must-watch TV in your lifetime. We know it’s a hefty promise, but with an impressive library of world movies and award-winning series, SBS On Demand is a gold mine, and yes you guessed it, it’s a free streaming service.


If you have an exploratory nature and don’t mind digging for hidden gems that no one has heard of, Tubi TV is where you should be looking. Launched a year ago in Australia, this free streaming service has thousands of movies and series that you may never have heard of. If you are feeling adventurous, this might not be a bad place to start. Did we mention it’s a top streaming service that’s free?

What streaming apps are free right now?

Good news, all of the streaming services we mentioned in this blog have their own app! Which means you can watch on- demand content, including reality TV, award-winning movies and more, anywhere and anytime you want!

And there you have it, our list of the top free streaming services available in Australia! So if anyone ever asks you, “where can I stream for free?” you know what to tell them.

However, if you can’t do without Disney or thrive on the lunchtime conversation about the latest Netflix series, there are a myriad of paid streaming platforms to choose from. And if you need a little help with  your entertainment bill, you can always apply for a Swoosh Cash Loan. Learn how to apply for a payday loan online today or speak to our friendly team about our fast and easy secured loans.

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