Netflix to flick the switch on March 24

Netflix will begin offering subscription movie and TV services from all major broadband operators in Australia and New Zealand on March 24.

The company has also announced an "un-metering" agreement with ISP iiNet, offering users quota-free access to the service. This enables users to stream as much content as they like without it counting against their home data caps, Netflix said.

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Users will be able to stream all three seasons of political drama House of Cards, thriller Bloodline, and other movies and TV shows from the Netflix catalogue.

Mobile users who sign up for specific plans offered by Vodafone in New Zealand will receive several months of prepaid service. Consumers purchasing Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox One, will also receive three months prepaid access to the Netflix service.

At launch, NetFlix will be available on smart TV's manufactured by Samsung, LG, Sony, Panasonic, Philips, and HiSense, as well as Fetch TV's second-generation set top box, the company said.

Internet-connected users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and watch a curated selection of movies and TV shows in high-definition or Ultra HD 4K.

From launch, consumers will be able to purchase Netflix gift cards in denominations of $20, $30, and $50 at Woolworths, Coles, Big W, 7-Eleven, Australia Post, and Officeworks, the company said.

Netflix will be offering a single-stream standard definition plan, two-stream high-definition plan, and four-stream 4K ultra high definition plan. Details on monthly pricing will be available at launch, the company said.

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