Streaming video services

We’ve pored through every video service in New Zealand and looked at what they have to offer and, just as importantly, what they don’t.

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We’ve pored through and graded every video service in New Zealand, looking at what they have to offer and, just as importantly, what they don’t. Plus, we looked at how on-demand video works.

So much to watch, so little time.

We live in a world where we have almost all the TV shows and movies we could ever want at our fingertips. You can access vast libraries of content, more than you could watch in your lifetime, but each one costs. So which services are worth it?

A lot of the decision comes down to what you like watching and how you like watching it. Do you like to sit with your laptop in bed and enjoy cooking shows? Maybe you like curling up on the couch with your tablet to binge the latest season of your favourite historical drama? Or do you prefer seeing movies on the big screen of your TV?

Types of services

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Subscription services

PPV services

TV on-demand

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Streaming music

Streaming music

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Streaming music

There was LPs, then tapes, then CDs, then MP3s. Now you don't need to buy music at all. A subscription to a music-streaming service gives you access to nearly every song you could want to listen to.

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Streaming sport

Streaming sport

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Streaming sport

Your only options for watching rugby in New Zealand are Sky and Sky-owned streaming service Fan Pass. We've compared the cost of them plus looked at how to stream other sports from overseas.

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