With subscription TV the new big thing in Australia now (think on demand and online so you can watch TV whenever and wherever you want…), so when we were offered to try out Stan TV we were keen! Stan TV is owned by Channel 9 and Fairfax and launched in February. I’m excited because they have the rights to ‘Better Call Saul’, the ‘Breaking Bad’ spin off- but they also have a huge variety of other TV shows, movies and kids programming.
I can tell you now that on demand TV is a lifesaver when it comes to kids. I’ll admit that the TV is a very helpful babysitter in this house given that naps are a thing of the past- we have rest time now with movies and TV shows for an hour or two in the afternoon. What I’m loving about Stan TV is that Tully can choose what she wants to watch and I can just put it on. There’s a huge range of kids TV and movies and the most exciting part (for the parents anyway) is that it has retro TV shows like The Care Bears, Inspector Gadget, Rugrats and Around the Twist! I’ve had so much fun introducing Tully to these ‘golden oldies’!
So how does it work? Basically you pay $10 a month for full access to everything Stan has to offer, there are no additional costs. You watch it via Apple TV or Google Crome, depending on if you’re an Apple or Android household. I’m Apple all the way! Up until last week you logged into Stan on your iPad or iPhone and then played the shows via airdrop from your device to your TV. To be honest it was a bit clumsy. But now their App is available on the Apple TV dashboard so you just select and view. It’s awesome! You can also watch Stan on your iPad or iPhone via the App or on your computer via the website. Basically you can get it anywhere, anytime, as long as you have internet access.
To find out more about Stan, or to sign up, visit www.stan.com.au
*Stuff Mums Like was gifted a 6 month subscription to Stan for the purpose of this review.