WEB Australia’s oldest SVOD service is something of a dog’s breakfast when it comes down to it. Mixing a movie and TV streaming service with DVD deliveries and pay-per-view titles, Quickflix’s lack of focus may help explain why it never really took off.
Like Presto, Quickflix has a range of HBO shows on offer, including True Blood, Entourage, The Sopranos, and The Wire, as well as BBC titles like Sherlock, Little Britain, The Office, and the still painfully funny Fawlty Towers.
Unfortunately, when it comes to movies, Quickflix’s pay-per-view streaming option gets in the way of its subscription service. This results in a library that has plenty of films, but they’re all old. Anything new that’s worth watching will cost you extra, so Quickflix is better suited to cinema enthusiasts after a comprehensive back catalogue rather than recent releases.
The same applies to kids’ movies, but the TV selection is poor. Shows like Paddington Bear, Sesame St, and Around The Twist are present, but discerning youngsters will soon run out of enticing programs. That most shows are only available in standard definition with HD options on a few selected titles doesn’t help matters.
Accessibility is one of Quickflix’s strengths, with direct access available through Samsung, Panasonic, LG and Sony smart TVs, and apps for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 all readily available.