Quality television basically doesn't exist
Forget about Netflix. Welcome to a world where “The Voice”, “Master Chef”, and the likes of Aussie soap operas like “Neighbors” dominate primetime television. If you’re still resistant, you can opt for shows like “A Current Affair” (that still exists), or infomercials about the Nutribullet and the iRobot Roomba. But you have to admit, that robot vacuum is pretty cool.
Illegal streaming won’t fix that. Broadband is not always unlimited
Relish the fact that you can access free Wi-Fi in most public places like bars and restaurants in the U.S. Not only is free Wi-Fi scant in most cafes, it’s limited in Australian homes as well, based on your cable and Internet package. Heed this warning when you’re trying to binge-watch shows online, which will not include Netflix, Hulu, or pretty much any viral American comedy show clip. Expect to see “this video is not available in your country” more often than the actual footage you'd want to watch.