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Vodafone enters the Aussie video-streaming enviornment with its personal Android TV field


In a market that’s already saturated with streaming units like Telstra TV and Optus’ Fetch TV, one other Australian telco has joined the fray.

Vodafone Australia has at this time introduced that it will likely be launching Vodafone TV, a streaming field powered by Google’s Android platform, in April.

Coinciding with the discharge of the streaming machine will probably be Vodafone’s growth of its broadband service to extra cities in Australia, specifically Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Perth and Hobart. At the moment Vodafone’s NBN plans can be found solely in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, Geelong and Newcastle.

Bundle up

Vodafone TV will retail for $120 and comes bundled with a 12-month normal Netflix subscription in the event you join one of many telco’s increased velocity NBN plans (ie. the $80 NBN 50 or $100 NBN 100 plan) earlier than June 30, 2018. 

For those who’ve already obtained your self a Netflix subscription, by no means concern! Vodafone will present a code that you can redeem any time earlier than August 31, 2018 to maintain your service streaming. 

At $120, Vodafone’s streaming field is cheaper than Telstra TV 2 and Fetch Mini, to not point out Apple TV as effectively. It’s a tad costlier than the Foxtel Now Field and Amazon’s Fireplace TV Stick, however Vodafone TV is 4K suitable and works with free-to-air TV tuners. It additionally comes with a distant with one-button entry to Netflix and YouTube.

Pricing and availability

Vodafone TV will probably be obtainable in any respect Vodafone shops from mid-April and can retail, as talked about earlier, for $120 if you wish to buy it outright. 

You don’t must have a Vodafone broadband plan to make use of the machine, however in the event you’d like to enroll in one, the field may be paid for with an extra $5 per 30 days in your web invoice over a 24-month plan.