A screenshot of Apple's iTunes.
Google has joined Apple in selling TV shows in Australia, but Google Play has a lot of catching up to do.
Both offer standard-definition TV episodes for $2.99 to buy (there's no option to rent), and sharper high-definition versions for $3.49.
A screenshot of Google Play.
You get a discount if you buy an entire season at once and here Google offers some bargains, such as the first three series of Game of Thrones for $19 each compared to $29 from Apple.
Many other season passes are a few dollars cheaper on Google Play, but Apple has a much richer back catalogue with classics such as The Twilight Zone, Lost in Space, Star Trek and Doctor Who.
Apple is also better at keeping up with new shows as they screen in Australia. Google Play is behind Apple when it comes to shows such as House of Cards. Other current shows are missing completely, such as Lilyhammer, Elementary, Blue Bloods, NCIS and most Australian shows.
Google Play's strength is that it's compatible with both Apple and Android devices, so it's a good fit for mixed households. Apple's iTunes offers you the choice of streaming or downloading shows before you watch them, while Google Play prefers streaming, with the option to download on Android.
Apple's secret weapon is Apple TV, which makes it easy to watch shows on your television. Google users can use a Chromecast stick to stream from their computer or handheld device to their television. You'll need to import a Chromecast, although it's rumoured we might see them in Australia soon.
Google generally offers better pricing on season passes, but Apple is the better choice if you're trying to keep up with the latest shows or revisit the classics.