[Update: On-sale now] Kogan and Quickflix bring 6 weeks of free movie streaming to a $99 Android device
Update: This package lasts for a 6 week period. While it is still a good deal, it isn’t the ground-breaking partnership we were hoping it was.
This isn’t something that we’d normally cover, but we thought it was an interesting little bit of news. Kogan have been selling the the $99 Kogan Agora HDMI Dongle that brings an Android-powered Smart TV to any TV quite simply. That is, if your TV has an accessible HDMI port. All you need to do is plug the dongle into your TV and start using/playing, simple as that. However, the dongle will now come pre-installed with the QuickFlix application including the ‘all you can view’ subscription package for free. That means that you can now plug the dongle into your TV, start streaming and enjoying some free streamed TV. I can’t quite seem to locate this particular package on the QuickFlix website, but based on its wording I assume that it is a package to view an unlimited amount of movies. In a joint statement, Kogan and Quickflix has this to say:
The Quickflix partnership with Kogan means that the affordable streaming entertainment is now available for all Australians regardless of their budget and without the need for a set top box. We are bringing to market a whole new experience for householders without Pay TV.
I’ve been waiting for something like this for quite a while and think that this could truly revolutionise the TV and streaming scene. This is the first option of a cheap and affordable device that allows you to stream content wirelessly to your TV in ease. While the Quickflix streaming catalogue isn’t that huge, it is definitely getting underway. You can check out all the streaming options at their website. The press release goes on to say:
For years now we’ve been talking and blogging about the future of TV being all about Internet content streaming – watching what you want, when you want. It’s very exciting to now join forces with another great Australian brand and shake things up by making the best content available to any TV – via Quickflix on the Kogan Agora HDMI Dongle. There is now no need to upgrade an existing TV, in order to access the world’s best content. The device will be made available within weeks, with pre-sales commencing from next week.
If you’re interested in grabbing a Kogan Agora HDMI dongle then head over to Android Australia Devices and check out all the information, user reviews and purchase options.