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How to watch Hallmark Channel Movies in Australia
Whether you’re after some mushy romance or a cheesy Christmas flick, streaming Hallmark movies in Australia is a little complicated.
Whether you think it’s so bad it’s good, or truly thrilling television, the Hallmark Channel’s enormous collection of romance, mystery and Christmas flicks are absurdly popular. The Hallmark Channel is most popular in the U.S., but a lot of that love has migrated to our shores here in Australia.
The problem is, ever since Foxtel canned the Hallmark channel and replaced it with the Universal Channel, tracking down Hallmark movies in Australia has become a mystery worthy of its own steamy romp.
Fed up with the overwhelming absence of Hallmark movies in Australia, one proactive Australian kicked off a petition calling for Foxtel to bring the Hallmark Channel back. And you can’t blame them for their desperate plea. Firstly, Hallmark’s streaming service, Hallmark Movies Now, isn’t officially available in Australia (though we'll explain further down just how easy it is to access).
Secondly, the local distribution for Hallmark Channel movies is all over the place. There’s a smattering of older Hallmark movies spread out across Australia’s various streaming sites, from such as Prime Video, Foxtel Now and Tubi but it's slim pickings.
Outside of Hallmark Movies Now, Amazon Prime Video seems to be the next best bet for streaming Hallmark movies in Australia but the selection is random, and not very contemporary.
Here’s everything we could find about watching Hallmark movies in Australia.
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Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now is a dedicated streaming service that lets you fill your boots with the best and worst of the channel's romance, mystery and Christmas films. There's just one problem: it isn't technically available in Australia. But that doesn't stop Hallmark from taking your cash. See, you can sign up to Hallmark Movies Now with an Australian credit/debit card but once you attempt to play something, you'll be georestricted.
But it's not the end of the road. Just like streaming HBO Max from Australia, you can use a VPN to stream Hallmark Movies Now from Australia.
Hallmark Movies Now costs US$5.99 per month or US$59.99 per year (roughly US$4.99 per month) . At such a low monthly cost, and with a free 30-day trial, accessing Hallmark Movies Now is pretty low risk, all things considered.
To watch Hallmark Movies Now using a VPN, follow the steps below:
- Sign up for the 30-day free trial of Hallmark Movies Now with any credit or debit card at the official website.
- Sign up to one of the VPNs below, and set it up on the device you want to stream from (PC or Mac are easiest).
- Using the VPN of your choice, switch your browsing location from Australia to the United States (or any other country where Hallmark Movies Now is available).
- Select a movie and begin streaming.
Not every VPN will allow you to stream Hallmark Movies Now but the list of services below have proven to be the most reliable when it comes to streaming international content in our experience.
Number of VPN servers
|View Plans||AU$2.89/mth $75.14 2-year plan||28,429|
|View Plans||US$3.29/mth US$78.96 2-year plan for new visitors||5,224
|View Plans||US$4.99/mth US$59.88 1-year plan||60+
|View Plans||AU$3.39/mth AU$81.36 2-year plan||3,200+|
|View Plans||US$3.99/mth US47.89 1-year plan||1,600+|
|View Plans||US$8.32/mth US$99.84 1-year plan||3,000+|
|View Plans||AU$11.99/mth AU$143.88 1-year plan||1,800+|
|View Plans||AU$3.19/mth AU$124.41 3-year plan||6,000+|
|View Plans||US$1.38/mth US$49.99 3-year plan||500+|
|View Plans||US$1.99/mth US$53.95 2-year plan||6500+
|View Plans||AU$4.99/mth AU$59.99 1-year plan||3000|
|View Plans||US$3.33/mth US$120 3-year plan||500+|
|View Plans||US$4.08/mth US$49 1-year plan||187|
Data effective of last page update. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
Popular Hallmark Movies and where to stream them
Hallmark Movies Now
|Prescription for Love||2019||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|The Good Witch||2008||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|I'll Be Home for Christmas||2016||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Not Cinderella's Type||2018||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|All of My Heart||2015||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|A Bride for Christmas||2012||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Betting On The Bride||2017||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
|Pearl in Paradise||2018||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Marry Me at Christmas||2017||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery||2017||Yes||No||No||Yes||No|
When we last revisited this topic, there were fewer Hallmark Movies available on Australian streaming services than ever. Out of the 50 most popular Hallmark films, only nine were available to stream on Australian streaming services. Free-to-use streaming service Tubi had three (Not Cindarella's Story, All of My Heart, A Bride for Christmas), two on Amazon Prime Video (Betting on the Bride and A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery), while Foxtel Now and Plex only had one movie each (All of My Heart and Window Wonderland).
Compare more streaming services
So the most popular Hallmark Movies are rarely available on Australian streaming services. But there are still plenty available on various platforms. Last time we updated this page, Prime Video had a high number of Hallmark Movies available, including the Mystery 101 and Picture Perfect film series.
Amazon Prime Video only costs $6.99 per month, making it one of the cheapest streaming services available, and has a 30-day free trial. It's also one of the most available streaming services out there, appearing on every streaming device from the Telstra TV to the Fire TV Stick.
Here's how Amazon Prime Video compares with other streaming services available in Australia.
Max. Video Resolution
# of streams
|View Plans||$6.99||4K||3|| ||30-day free trial|
|–||$6.99 (w/ Ads) - $22.99||4K||4|| ||–|
|View Plans||$9.99||4K||6|| ||7-day free trial|
|View Plans||$13.99||4K||4|| ||Save over 15% with annual subscription|
|View Plans||$25 - $35||HD||3|| ||7-day free trial|
|View Plans||$6.99||HD||1|| ||7-day free trial|
|View Plans||$6.99||HD||1|| ||7-day free trial|
|View Plans||$25 - $104||HD||2|| ||10-day free trial|
|More info||$8.99||HD||5|| ||7-day free trial|
|–||$8.99||HD||3|| ||Read more|
|More info||$10 - $18||HD||4|| ||Read more|
|–||$10 - $21||4K||4|| ||Read more|