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Australia Has Gotten A New Documentary VOD Service So You Can Further Fuel Your Binge-Watching

Take one last look at the sun. You're going to be inside for a while.

Just when you thought you were finally getting over your debilitating Netflix habit, along comes a service that all but guarantees you’ll never have time to go outside again. Launching this week, DocPlay is Australia’s latest movie streaming service, featuring more than 130 top notch documentaries. So yeah, see you guys in January I guess?

Operated by Madman Entertainment with support from Screen Australia’s Enterprise Industry fund, the VOD service features plenty of high-profile docos, including The Cove, Blackfish, Going Clear, The Act of Killing, Exit Through the Gift Shop and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. It also boasts a healthy contingent of Australian titles, including Not Quite Hollywood and 20,000 Days On Earth.

The service will continue to add films as its profile expands, with a press release promising that the catalogue will “rapidly grow with titles from a broad range of content creators and distributors,” while also committing to “regular additions of Australian documentaries.”

DocPlay can be accessed via the web as well as through Android and iOS devices. Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay are also supported. An all-access membership costs $6.95 per month, while cheapskates can access a rotating selection of films for free each and every week.

Now if only the government would do something about our shitty internet speed.