How to Watch Stan Outside Australia (January 2021 Guide)
Stan, the biggest deal in entertainment in Australia offering 30-days free trial, allows streaming in HD and 4K quality and gives you up to 4 screens to watch at the same time.
It is the home of the world’s most iconic TV series like Seinfeld, Friends, Scrubs, Nashville, The Office, etc. and some Originals like Wolf Creek, The Commons, The Other Guy, and more.
Stan is strictly an Australian streaming service, unlike Netflix that is available around the world. If you’re travelling overseas and are planning to consume all these Stan titles, you must get a VPN.
If you try to access Stan outside Australia, you will receive an error that says:
“Stan is not available in your region. If you require access to your account, contact our support team (Error code: L8)“
To avoid this error, I will be showing you how to watch Stan from anywhere and will be comparing between Stan and Netflix.
What to Watch on Stan?
Stan has a huge library that is full of hit TV Shows and popular Movies. Every day, there’s always the latest addition to its library that you can explore at stan.com.au/watch.
On Stan, you will find some of the highly anticipated TV Series from around the world like Will & Grace, Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, Younger, Claws, Godfather of Harlem, Better Call Saul, The Beauty and the Baker, and more.
You will also find a lineup of 25 films of the most popular secret agent James Bond. Some of these include Dr. No, Thunderball, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Casino Royale, and the most recent one Spectre.
It has struck an important deal with Showtime to bring you the first run titles like Billions, City on a Hill, Twin Peaks, Desus & Meru, The Circus along wth many Showtime titles as well.
It is also the home of the most icon TV series as well. It hosts shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Friends, Family Guy, Mad Men, Grey’s Anatomy, How I Met Your Mother, and any more.
They also have content for Kids of all ages along with parental controls to keep your kids safe. These titles include Matilda, Powerpuff Girls, iCarly, Dora the Explorer, Agent Cody Banks, and more.
Get full and unlimited access to these content just on Stan from anywhere by connecting to ExpressVPN.
How to Watch Stan Outside Australia (January 2021 Updated)
To watch Stan outside Australia, you need to launch ExpressVPN app and connect it to the Australian server. It will replace your original IP with that of an Australian IP address. Stan will now think you’re in Australia and grant you access.
Here are steps to unblock Stan from abroad:
Step 2: Download and Install ExpressVPN app on your device
Step 3: Launch the app and enter the activation code
Step 4: Connect to an Australian server
Step 5: Open Stan website and enter Login details
Step 6: Start streaming your favorite Stan Movie
How to Subscribe with Stan from Anywhere
Step 1: Sign up for ExpressVPN
Step 2: Download/Install the VPN app and enter your activation code
Step 3: Connect to an Australian server and open Stan website
Step 4: Enter your email address and click on Start Your Free Trial
Step 5: Choose your pricing plan and click Continue
Step 6: Enter payment details and select Start Watching
How Much Does Stan Cost?
Stan has 3 different pricing plans similar to its counterpart Netflix i.e. Basic, Standard, and Premium. Apart from that, it offers a 30-days free trial by just entering your payment details.
Have a look at its pricing:
- $10/mo (Basic)
- $14/mo (Standard)
- $17/mo (Premium)
Similar to Netflix, each of these plans have different features and benefits tied to them. The Basic plan will only allow 1 screen at a time and there’s no HD or 4K Ultra HD available. You can only stream in SD.
Similarly, the Standard plan will let you stream 3 screens at the same time and in HD quality. Lastly, the Premium plan will let you stream on 4 devices at the same time and in 4K Ultra HD quality.
You can cancel the free trial at any time without any questions asked.
What Devices Can I Use to Watch Stan?
Stan is available on all of these devices:
- Computer/Laptop (Windows or Mac)
- Phone or Tablets (Android or iOS)
- Apple TV
- XBOX One
- PS3 and PS4
- Smart TVs (LG, Samsung, Sony, TCL, Hisense)
- On your TV using Chromecast
- Telstra TV
If you have subscribed to Stan Premium that costs $17/month, you can watch Stan on 4 screens at the same time. That’s the highest number of devices simultaneously.
To see tup Stan on your TV, you will need a Chromecast device along. With the help of a mobile or tablet, you can cast your screen on the TV using Google Chromecast.
What’s Better Stan or Netflix?
Rivalry breeds success! That’s a very well-known fact. The rivalry between Russia and the United States for space race got the first man on the moon. Technology rivalry between China and the US evolved tech products at a rapid pace.
Here in Australia, we have a rivalry of our own between Netflix (American born) and Stan (Australian born) streaming service.
Netflix is a global streaming giant with over 192 M+ subscribers. But in comparison, Stan has only 2.6 M subscribers.
When it comes to worldwide presence, there’s no comparison with Netflix. It is available in almost 190+ countries now, whereas, Stan is only restricted to Australia.
But when these stats are compared to only one region i.e. Australia we get the true picture. Netflix has 11.2 M subscribers in Australia alone compared with 2.6 M Stan users.
That’s quite a lot of difference too!
Now comparing the titles, Netflix Australia had a total of 5,444 titles (3,605 Movies and 1,839 TV Shows) at the start of January 2020. Meanwhile, Stan has only 2,226 titles (1,727 Movies and 299 TV Shows).
The number of titles shouldn’t be the metrics here but the titles that people are interested to watch. Having said that, Netflix has dropped many super hit shows like Stranger Things, Witcher, Orange is the New Black, Money Heist, and more.
Stan, on the other hand, has also come up with some Hit Originals like Wolf Creek, No Activity, The Commons, and more.
When it comes to pricing, Netflix and Stan price is very similar. Here’s a look at it:
|Basic ($9.99/mo)||Basic ($10/mo)|
|Standard ($13.99/mo)||Standard ($14/mo)|
|Premium ($19.99/mo)||Premium ($17/mo)|
If we’re being honest, then I have to break it to you that Stan has done well to compete with the global streaming service giant. But even if you’re a Netflix fan but want to access more titles, then you need to know the best VPNs for streaming Netflix to access the American library.
Can You Watch Stan Offline?
Yes, Stan is now available offline. You can watch thousands of hours of movies and TV Shows via offline mode without using your precious data.
If you’re planning to go overseas and don’t want to spend any money on buying a VPN, you can always download titles from Stan and enjoy those long hour flights.
This offline feature is only available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch having iOS version 9.3 and above and Android Phones having version 4.3 or above.
To watch Stan offline, here’s how to download Movies and TV Shows from Stan:
Step 1: Pick a Movie to watch and select Download
Step 2: If you want to watch a TV Shows you will be asked to download each episode
Step 3: The download will now start. You can track the progress or stop if you don’t want to download
Step 4: Once the download is complete, you can go to Menu and then My Downloads to see the Movie/TV Show
How to Delete Watch History on Stan
Stan gives you the power to remove titles from your watch history. You can do that by following these steps:
Step 1: Open stan.com.au and enter login details
Step 2: On the top-right corner, go to Watch History
Step 3: You can delete individual titles by select the Remove option available at the bottom-right corner of each title
Step 4: By clicking on the remove button, it will permanently delete the title from your watch history
Even though Stan is only available in Australia, there’s a way to access this streaming service through a VPN.
Not many streaming services bring you the most iconic TV series, with blockbuster Originals and combined with the new titles that are suitable for every age group.
While connecting to a VPN server in Australia, you will be given access to Stan and stream your favorite content.
If you’re not willing to spend money on VPNs, then Stan gives you the option of downloading its content so you can watch it on offline mode.
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