Stan ditches its 30-day free trial ahead of Olympics coverage

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// No more free rides on Stan.
Brodie Fogg
Jun 20, 2024
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Australian streamer Stan has removed its 30-day free trial and its 7-day free trial offer for Stan Sport ahead of its comprehensive coverage of the 2024 Paris Olympics

Stan's streaming plans cost between $12 and $21 per month for standard TV and movie streaming, whereas Stan Sport is a $15 per month add-on. That brings the minimum monthly cost of Stan Sport to $27 per month (Stan Basic + Stan Sport.) Considering Stan's Olympics coverage is exclusive to Stan Sport, those signing up to catch the games will pay between $27 and $36 per month from the day they sign up. 

The Stan app was recently added to Foxtel's Hubbl platform but at the time of writing, there are no plans for Stan to be included in Hubbl's Stack & Save discount or Single-View billing features. 

Stan is far from the first streaming service to remove its free trial offer. Netflix ditched its free trial way back in 2020 and Disney Plus followed later that year right before it released the Hamilton movie

Here's a run-down of Stan's plans in 2024:

Service
Details
Monthly price
More info
StanStan Basic plan
SD streaming
1 stream
$12/mth
StanStan Standard plan
HD streaming
3 streams
$16/mth
StanStan Premium plan
4K streaming
4 streams
$21/mth
Stan Sport logoStan Sport add-on
HD or 4K streaming

$15/mth add-on
Min. cost $27/mth (Stan Sport + Basic)
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What does this mean for Stan customers?

Existing Stan customers won't be impacted at all. New customers signing up to Stan for the first time should expect to be charged for their chosen plan package from the day they subscribe, rather than after a 30-day grace period as usual.

Stan Sport is certainly offering the premium 2024 Paris Olympics experience, with ad-free 4K streaming and dedicated programming for eight different countries (France, Germany, Greece, India, Italy, New Zealand, Spain, and the United Kingdom) but it's not your only option for watching the games live. Channel 9 and catch-up service 9NOW will still offer complete coverage of the 2024 Paris Olympics but they will be ad-supported as usual and limited to a High Definition broadcast. 

Service
Monthly cost
Coverage
View plans
From $27/mth
to $36/mth for Premium
  • Complete Paris 2024 Olympics coverage
  • 4K streaming
  • 7-day free trial
  • Catch-up service Free
    Login required
  • Complete Paris 2024 Olympics coverage
  • HD streaming
  • Ad-supported
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    Brodie Fogg
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    Brodie Fogg is the Australian editorial lead at Reviews.org. He has covered consumer tech, telecommunications, video games, streaming and entertainment for over five years at websites like WhistleOut and Finder and can be found sharing streaming recommendations at 7NEWS every month.

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