Stream your favourite entertainment data free

Whether at home or on the go with Mobile TV streaming, you can now stream movies, TV and selected special events from your favourite streaming services data free on selected plans.

All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. Stream SD video up to 1.5Mbps. Some services require a paid subscription. Streaming services subject to change at any time. Content such as ads incur data charges. Full terms here.

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AVAILABLE ON THESE MOBILE TV STREAMING SERVICES

Netflix
Stan
7 Tennis
7 Winter Olympic
7 Commonwealth Games
ABC kids
ABC me
ABC iview

NOW SHOWING DATA FREE

Just a taste of what you can watch when you’re out and about with Mobile TV streaming – without chewing up your plan’s data.

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You can stream Mobile TV without using your data on selected business plans.

 

Mobile

Choose a new phone on one of our value-packed business plans. Mobile TV streaming is included on selected mobile plans or you can add it for an additional monthly fee on other eligible mobile plans.

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Tablet

Choose a new tablet on one of our value-packed mobile broadband business plans. Mobile TV streaming is included on selected tablet plans or you can add it for an additional monthly fee on other eligible tablet plans.

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Have 6-150 employees? Call 1300 906 798 to speak to an Optus Business Specialist.

 

How Mobile TV Streaming works





SWITCH IT ON

New Optus customers: we’ll switch Mobile TV streaming on for you if it’s included in your new plan or if you choose to add it for an additional monthly fee during your new eligible plan purchase.

Existing customers: login to My Account or My Optus app, go to Entertainment and switch on Mobile TV streaming if it’s included in your current plan or add it for an additional monthly fee to your eligible plan.

DOWNLOAD

Subscribe to Netflix or Stan and then download their mobile app.

Download the ABC iview, ABC KIDS and ABC ME mobile apps.

Download the 7Tennis, Olympics on 7 (available 31st January 2018) and 7Comm Games (available 28th March 2018) mobile apps.

WATCH

Enjoy must-watch movies and TV shows on your mobile or tablet device in standard definition without stressing about how much data you’re using.

Important: there’ll be a short delay before data free streaming is active – we’ll let you know via SMS or email when you can start streaming data free. Once it’s active, you can add or remove data free Mobile TV streaming any time in My Account or My Optus app.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is data free Mobile TV streaming?

    If you're an Optus postpaid customer on an eligible plan, you can enjoy streaming movies and TV on your mobile or tablet without using your plan's data on Netflix, Stan, ABC iview, ABC KIDS iview, ABC ME and other entertainment apps. You just need subscriptions to Netflix and Stan.

  • Are the subscriptions to Netflix and Stan included?

    No, Netflix and Stan subscriptions aren't included. You'll need to subscribe to the Mobile TV streaming services.

  • I’m an existing Optus customer, how do I know if my plan is eligible for data free Mobile TV streaming?

    To find out if your current plan is eligible for data free Mobile TV streaming, head to My Account or My Optus app and click on the Entertainment section or contact us. You can also find out more about eligible plans here.

  • How will I know if data free Mobile TV streaming has been activated?

    Please note there will be a delay, usually only a few hours, before Mobile TV streaming is ready to go. We’ll send an SMS or email to let you know when you can start streaming from the Mobile TV streaming services data free. Please wait for this confirmation from us before you start streaming as any streaming you do before this won’t be data free.

  • What does the video quality look like on my device?

    Video will be streamed in standard definition up to 1.5Mbps. This speed is for a single stream on mobile and tablet devices, so you enjoy your favourite movies and TV shows when you’re out and about. You might get some pixilation for the first 30 seconds or so of your stream as your app calibrates to the network. To get the best experience, we recommend you use the Mobile TV streaming services mobile and tablet apps and set the quality to “Auto”.

  • Can I stream Mobile TV data free when I’m overseas?

    No, data free Mobile TV streaming is only for use in Australia. You’ll be charged roaming rates for data used if you stream from our Mobile TV streaming services while you’re overseas.

  • Can I use this for business or commercial purposes?

    No, data free Mobile TV streaming is for personal use only.

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    • Will data free Mobile TV streaming work on all my devices if I Data Pool?

      No, data free Mobile TV streaming will only work on the service for which it has been activated.

    • What if I want to watch content in high definition?

      If you want to stream TV shows and movies from the Mobile TV streaming services in High Definition you can remove data free Mobile TV streaming in My Account or My Optus app by clicking the Entertainment section. It’s important to note that by removing this, any TV shows and movies you stream from the Mobile TV streaming services will no longer be data free and will use data from your plan.

    • Is Mobile TV streaming available on prepaid plans?

      No, data free Mobile TV streaming isn’t available on prepaid plans.

    • How do I get data free Mobile TV streaming?

       

      • New Optus postpaid customer – If you’re signing up to a new plan where Mobile TV streaming is included, you’ll automatically be signed up to data free Mobile TV streaming. You can choose to switch this off if you’d prefer.

        Please note there will be a delay, usually only a few hours, before Mobile TV streaming is ready to go. We’ll send an SMS or email to let you know when you can start streaming your content data free. Please wait for this confirmation from us before you start streaming as any streaming you do on our Mobile TV streaming services before this won’t be data free.
      • Existing Optus Customer – If you already have an eligible plan, you’ll need to activate data free Mobile TV streaming before you can start streaming movies and TV from our Mobile TV streaming services data free. Login to My Account or My Optus app, and click on the Entertainment section to activate data free Mobile TV streaming.

        If your plan isn’t eligible you’ll need to move onto a plan which is. Contact us for more info and find out more about eligible plans here.

        Please note there will be a delay of around 4 hours before Mobile TV streaming is ready to go. We’ll send an SMS or email to let you know when you can start streaming from our Mobile TV streaming services data free. Please wait for this confirmation from us before you start streaming as any streaming you do from the Mobile TV streaming services before this won’t be data free.
    • Why have I used data from my plan when all I’ve done is stream content on the Mobile TV streaming services?

      There are some functions and content within the apps that are excluded from the offer and will use data from your plan. These include:

      • Video downloads
      • Advertisements that the streaming service provider may insert into the app, these can be video ads or banner ads
      • Any analytics sent from the streaming services to understand your video preferences and usage
      • Authentication, for example, when the service confirms your login
      Also, streaming on TVs (such as Chromecast and Apple TV) is excluded and will use data on your plan.
    • I no longer want to have access to data free Mobile TV streaming, can I remove this from my plan?

      Yes, you can remove data free Mobile TV streaming from your service. You can do this using My Account, My Optus app or by contacting us.

    • Can I tether or share my data free Mobile TV streaming?

      Data free Mobile TV streaming is not suitable for tethering, hot-spotting to multiple devices or streaming to a bigger screen using services such as Chromecast or Apple AirPlay. If you do tether or stream to a bigger screen, it will use your included data.

    • Can I stream Mobile TV content data free through a web browser like Google Chrome?

      For the best viewing experience we recommend you use the Mobile TV streaming services mobile and tablet apps and set the video quality to “Auto”. If you use a web browser to stream TV shows and movies from the Mobile TV streaming services, this will still be data free.

    • Will you be adding more streaming services in the future?

      We’ll continue to review the participating streaming services and may add more in the future. The participating streaming services are subject to change at any time.

    • Will my streaming of other video content be affected if I have data free Mobile TV streaming?

      No, other than the Mobile TV streaming services, the viewing of other content such as YouTube will not be affected if you have data free Mobile TV streaming. Video from the Mobile TV streaming services will be streamed in standard definition up to 1.5Mbps.

    • Further FAQs

All for use in Australia. Fair Go Policy applies. Stream SD video up to 1.5Mbps. Some services require a paid subscription. For personal use only.

Streaming services subject to change at any time. Content such as ads, authentication & app analytics are excluded and will incur data charges. Streaming services may not have apps available on all mobile operating systems. Suitable for one stream per service on mobile & tablet devices only. Mobile broadband customers will need an Optus mobile/home broadband service to get Yes TV by Fetch.