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Welcome to NFSA Player, our dedicated streaming platform for renting films and programs on demand. There are no joining fees. It’s free to create an account and browse, and you simply pay for the films or programs you want to watch.

Do you have any feedback about NFSA Player? Have you been able to create an account or stream the titles you wanted to? What should we make available next? Let us know all your thoughts by emailing

The Basics

To rent and watch films and programs on our streaming platform, you will need:

  1. To create an account – you must create an account to access the NFSA Player platform (even if you are already a subscriber of the NFSA). See the creating an account section for details on creating a free account or resetting your password.
  2. A valid credit or debit card – a Visa, Mastercard, or debit card can be used.
  3. An internet connection – broadband and fibre are supported. However, if your connection is poor or inconsistent you may experience problems during streaming. Users on basic ADSL plans should limit the number of devices on their network and consider 720p or Auto resolution to improve performance. (Click the icon in the bottom right corner of the player to select the streaming quality of a film.)
  4. A screen to watch on – stream films directly on your computer, or smart device via the website; cast from your device to a TV via Chromecast or Apple TV; or connect from your computer, laptop or smart device to a TV via an HDMI cable.

Creating an account

I am an existing account holder.

I am an account holder but can’t remember my password.

General FAQs

How long do I have to watch?

Can I watch NFSA Player anywhere in the world?

How do I rent a film?

Where can I find the film I rented?

Can I start a film and come back to it later?

What is the difference between “My List” and “My Library”?

How do I add to “My Devices” and is there a limit?

Are titles available to watch in HD?

Are Closed Captions available?

Is there an App for NFSA Player?

Is there any Bonus Content that comes with my rental?

Is there any content I can watch for free?

What is your refund and exchange policy?

Technical FAQs

What are the system requirements?

What are the requirements for Windows computers?

What are the requirements for Mac computers?

Can I watch on my Linux device?

Can I watch content on my iPhone/iPad?

Can I watch content on my Android Device?

Can I share my account with a friend?

I can’t stream any of the content, what’s going on?

What happens if I forget my password?

Why does video playback stall or not play smoothly?

Can I Chromecast content?

How do I watch content using Chromecast from Chrome?

  1. Make sure you’re using the latest version of Chrome by navigating to Settings > About Google Chrome and update your Chrome browser to the latest version, if necessary. If you’re having trouble, here’s how to update Chrome.
  2. In Chrome browser go to the film or TV page and start playing the content.
  3. Select the Cast icon in the bottom right hand corner.
  4. Select your Chromecast device.
  5. The film or TV episode will now start playing on your Chromecast device.

Who do I contact for help?

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