Free streaming platform Tubi will launch in Australia on September 1

Another streaming platform will land in Australia in September with ad-supported video on demand service Tubi announcing its plans for expansion into the market.

The platform features a host of movies and television series and will be available to stream via Telstra TV, Tubi.TV and smart TVs, as well as via Apple and Android devices through an Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast or Apple TV.

Tubi’s library in the US carries over 15,000 titles

The service will also be available via game consoles including PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tubi is currently home to almost 7000 titles including The Blair Witch Project and Stranger Than Fiction, with plans to add a host of new titles in the near future, including Dirty Dancing, Reservoir Dogs and Saw.

“We’re excited to offer Tubi in Australia, as the first of many launch initiatives to advance our global footprint,” said Farhad Massoudi, CEO of Tubi.

“Our library size in Australia will expand rapidly in the coming months and eventually grow to our current library size in the US of 15,000 titles – and beyond. We look forward to further activating new audiences who will discover the growing value of free video on demand.”

The announcement comes shortly after Disney+ revealed its Australian launch date of November 19, throwing into question the future of Nine-owned streaming platform Stan which signed a short term agreement with the entertainment giant in 2018.

Tubi’s US library features over 15,000 movies and television series from partners including Warner Bros., NBC Universal, MGM, Lionsgate and others.


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