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Elle Fanning goes head-to-head with Nicholas Hoult in The Great
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The best movies, shows and more to stream in Adelaide

Chill out in socially distanced safety with our guide to the best at-home viewing

By Time Out editors

With restrictions coming and going, and no end to the crisis in sight, a little comfort viewing is never going to go astray. So, in the spirit of 'Time In', we present our editors' picks of all the best stuff to watch on Netflix, Prime, Stan, YouTube and beyond. 

It's all here: from movies you know and love to strangely relaxing YouTube clips to TV must-sees. So relax. Put up a footrest, and take a chill pill. We've got you covered.  

Forget your troubles for a while...

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The best YouTube videos for relaxing and spacing out

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YouTube is our world's eternal source for all kinds of energy-level content, but it's at its most potent when mined for relaxing gems. Here, let us guide you through the chillest channels and most surprisingly blissful videos. 

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10 best escapist movies to watch right now on Netflix


Netflix has a lot of good movies that we'd watch any day – more than 70 by our count – but in terms of sheer escapist bliss, there are ten clear winners. There's nothing here to get you down: just nostalgia, hilarity, heart and a good dollop of hope. Order a premium takeaway, or raid the fridge for ice cream, and settle in. 

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The best binge-worthy TV shows on Stan


They say we’re the lucky country, and that's certainly true when it comes to top-notch TV options. Not only are we spoiled with two public broadcasters, with all the free shows that entails, but Australians also have their very own affordable streaming platform to gorge on in Stan. With so many original and exclusive shows on offer, we pick out some of our favourites to help you while away your weekends in style. 

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The best kids' shows to stream online right now


The parents among the Time Out family did a straw poll and came up with this top ten. Old and brand new, highly educational or just a lot of fun, these shows are all available to stream right now and a fantastic way to keep the little monsters from driving you up the wall... 

Taron Egerton starring as Elton John in the film Rocketman
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The best movies to stream on Amazon Prime Video


Feast your eyes on musical crowd pleasers like Rocketman and Pitch Perfect, engrossing sagas like The Godfather Part II and Heat, and cult classics like The Big Lebowski. Here's our list of the very best, all available to stream. 

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Watch Netflix with your friends, virtually

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This app is basically an extension that will allow you to remotely stream Netflix content in unison with your friends. In basic terms, the program synchronises playback among all viewers, allowing anyone to play and pause the video for everyone else as well.

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Watch live concerts from around the world at home

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We’re talking about the real deal: live music in real-time. Newly launched website, Sofa King Fest, is a clever go-to international gig guide for all the live-streaming performances going off in a glorious no-surrender response to the pandemic shutdown from musicians.


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