Stan’s premium streaming plan will now cost you $2 more per month

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Stan's film and TV show library has grown by leaps and bounds since last December, driven in large part by the service becoming Disney's new home for streaming content in Australia, bringing a large number of Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm titles along with it.

In addition to this, all 24 Bond films were recently made available to stream on Stan in 4K, giving the home-grown service a huge leg up in the blockbuster department.

Of course, with great content comes great licensing fees, which is why it's perhaps unsurprising that Stan has announced a price hike for its Premium tier, bringing the monthly cost for 4K content up from $15 to $17 per month.

Image credit: Stan

Image credit: Stan

Along with the updated pricing scheme, Stan has also introduced a new Standard plan that sits between its standard definition (480p) Basic tier (which still costs $10 per month) and its Ultra HD Premium option. 

Stan's Standard plan will cost you $14 per month, providing three simultaneous high definition (1080p) streams and the ability to download shows and movies to a total of three devices at any given time. By comparison, the Premium plan offers four concurrent 4K streams and downloads to five phones or tablets.

For existing Premium tier customers, the updated pricing scheme will kick off on April 30, 2019. New customers, however, will find Stan's price hike already in effect, though you won't be charged until the 30 day free trial period is over. 

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.