NZ Broadband

A cure for winter cabin fever

Chorus Dow
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August 09, 2017

Winter is the perfect time to catch up on your favourite TV series, movies, online games and podcasts, and a fast, reliable broadband connection means everyone at your place can enjoy watching, listening, playing or posting online without being disrupted by the spinning wheel of death.

To help keep your household entertained when it’s cold and wet outside, here’s our selection of the best free apps, online games, TV shows and movies available to stream online this winter.

Must watch TV series

  1. Game of Thrones season 7 (Neon)
  2. Suits season 7 (Lightbox)
  3. The Good Wife season 6 (Lightbox)
  4. Broadchurch season 2 (Netflix)
  5. Friends from College season 1 (Netflix)

Must watch movies, new and old

  1. The Shawshank Redemption (Netflix)
  2. The Girl on the Train (Neon) – out this month
  3. The Blind Side (Netflix)
  4. Jason Bourne (Neon)
  5. Out of Thin Air (Netflix)

Must play online games

  1. League of Legends (Windows)
  2. Minecraft (PlayStation , Xbox , Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems)
  3. Overwatch (PlayStation4, Xbox One, Windows)
  4. Tekken 7 – Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Wildlands  (PlayStation4, Xbox One, Windows)
  5. The Elder Scrolls online: Morrowind (PlayStation4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems)

Must try free apps

  1. Tasty
  2. iHeartRadio
  4. Solitaire
  5. Kindle

Many Kiwis are already making the most of better broadband, with households on our network using on average 55 per cent more data in July than the same time last year, and current forecasts show this is set to increase in 2018.

Right now 1.4 million Kiwis can get better broadband. Fibre is the best broadband available on our network with a dedicated, consistently reliable connection delivering the fastest speeds. In July, the average connection speed for fibre was 135.5 Mbps. But if fibre hasn’t made it all the way to your place yet then all is not lost. Approximately 80 per cent of the country can access VDSL on our network which provides a great, reliable experience for most users.

If you can get fibre there’s no cost for a standard residential fibre install and plans are around the same price as other broadband offerings.  

Check here to see if better broadband’s available at your place.

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