ACMA has published a rather lengthy and agnostic guide to Streaming services: Netflix, Stan, Presto and Quickflix.
It says there are almost 2 million Australians who have dipped into SVODs.
It’s a pretty thorough guide covering pricing, internet speed, buffering, HD, captioning, parental locks and more. If you’re still considering your options it’s a good starting place.
As an example, this table sets out the minimum and recommended internet download speeds according to the main SVOD providers (as at June 2015):
I would also recommend the excellent JustWatch search engine to work out which SVOD has the titles you are after.