BINGE

BINGE - Foxtel’s Streaming Service for TV & Movies in Australia


Bringing a huge library of new and classic TV and movie content to the people in a bright, appealing package, streaming service BINGE is an absolute bargain for anyone who loves a night in front of the TV with their favourite entertainment. BINGE was developed by Streamotion, the division of Foxtel that also created and runs the hugely popular sports streaming service, Kayo Sports – so it’s backed by the latest technology and modern app design. And because it’s connected to Foxtel, BINGE can deliver some of the most desirable TV programming around, along with tons of movies – all for a low monthly price. You can try BINGE completely free for two weeks, too.

What’s in this Guide?

What Is BINGE?

BINGE is not the first time that Foxtel has entered the streaming world; they had the first major streaming service in Australia with Presto back in 2014, and have been delivering live and on-demand streaming via the hugely popular Foxtel Now for years. But BINGE is aimed at a different audience – one which is more used to Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime than they are to watching conventional TV channels. An audience that’s used to watching everything and anything on demand, whenever and wherever they like. In other words, BINGE wants to connect with those people who love the shows on Foxtel, but don’t have it.

BINGE brings together a huge slice of the Foxtel library (though not all of it) and presents it in apps that emphasise the style and personality of each and every title. Almost the entire HBO library is there ready to stream, making BINGE the most easy and affordable way to get your hands on highly desired HBO shows like Game of Thrones and Westworld. But there’s more than just HBO – there’s content from a large range of studio partners, including FX, Warner Bros, the BBC and more.

BINGE streams in high definition across a range of devices including Apple TV (the first time a Foxtel service has ever been available on that popular device), Telstra TV and Android-based smart TVs, iOS and Android phones and tablets and in web browsers, with more device support on the way soon.

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Stream a huge selection of new and classic TV shows, movies, and documentaries from the likes of HBO, BBC, FX, Cartoon Network and many more…

How Much Does BINGE Cost?

Sticking with the “keeping it simple” thinking behind the whole service, BINGE can be had on any one of three plans, which may sound familiar to anyone who’s previously subscribed to Netflix or Stan. The base entry-level price is an undeniably affordable $10/month, which gives you limitless access to the entire BINGE library in standard definition on one screen. That’s the plan you want if you’re mainly going to be doing your BINGEing on a phone or tablet, keeping data usage low in the process.

Next plan up is $14/month, which adds high definition support and the ability to watch on two screens at once. This will be the plan most people are likely to head straight for, as it means high-quality streaming to all your devices including your big-screen TV at home. Apple TV, iPhone and iPad users who choose to subscribe in-app on their device will default to this plan, as it’s the only one available when you pay via the iTunes Store system.

At the top end is the $18/month plan, which also offers high definition but allows simultaneous streaming on up to four screens at a time. This is the plan to get if you’ve got a family of eager TV watchers who are all likely to want to watch different things at the same time.

There’s no lock-in contract of any kind, and a two-week trial of the full service in HD so you can check it out for yourself without paying a cent.

BINGE Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in SD on a single device
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
  • $10/mth
$10/mth
Min Cost - $10/month after 14 days free trial

Standard
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Standard
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in HD on up to two devices
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
  • $14/mth
$14/mth
Min Cost - $14/month after 14 days free trial

Premium
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in HD on up to four devices
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
  • $18/mth
$18/mth
Min Cost - $18/month after 14 days free trial

Standard - BINGE from Telstra
  • Telstra Postpaid: 3 mths free
  • Telstra Plus Member: 3 mths free
  • Standard - BINGE from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Telstra Plus Silver: 6 mths free
  • Telstra Plus Gold: 9 mths free
  • $0/mth
$0/mth
Min Cost - $0 for Telstra postpaid customers (3 months)Telstra Plus Member (3 months), Silver (6 months) and Gold (9 months), $14/mth afterwards

Last audited 10 November 2020

What Shows and Movies does BINGE Offer?

As fans of the acclaimed programming of HBO will already know, whoever holds the rights to HBO holds the keys to some of the most desirable television on the planet – and BINGE is the lucky one with those rights. So you’re already well sorted with premium drama right out of the gate, as you’ll see below. But there’s a vast range of other programming to be discovered on BINGE – truly something for everyone.

The Top 10 Shows on BINGE

There’s so much to watch on BINGE it can be hard to know where to start – and that’s why we’ve come up with our suggestions for the shows you should be adding to your lists right away! There’s over 10,000 hours of stuff to binge on, but at the top of the list are some shows you don’t want to miss. You can check out our regularly updated list of the Top 10 TV Shows on BINGE to see what’s hot right now and jump right in!

But if you’re planning an epic binge session and want even more, then take a look at some of the best stuff BINGE has to offer, now matter what sort of TV you’re in the mood for.

BINGE Premium Drama

With HBO on board, you’re probably going to be filling up your BingeLists (that’s the BINGE version of a watch list) very quickly. Every single episode ever of extremely bingeable shows like Game of Thrones and Chernobyl, classics like The Sopranos and The Wire, and many many more from the decades-long award-winning history of HBO. But beyond that, you’ll find even more brilliant drama to sink into.

From the apocalyptic action of The Walking Dead to the dystopian drama of Mr Robot, the acclaimed Halt and Catch Fire to the brilliant Aussie productions Lambs of God and Secret City, there’s plenty here to sink your teeth into – with new episodes and shows being added all the time, including some of the much-anticipated upcoming originals made for HBO Max in the US. 

  • Westworld
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Walking Dead
  • Chernobyl
  • The Americans
  • The Leftovers
  • The Wire
  • The Sopranos
  • Big Love
  • Six Feet Under
  • True Blood
  • Watchmen
  • Mr Robot
  • Fosse/Verdon
  • Entourage
  • Battlestar Galactica

Bingeable Comedy

Everyone needs some laughs in their life, and BINGE hasn’t skimped on delivering some of the funniest shows around, both new and classic. The brand-new sci-fi silliness of Avenue 5 and Future Man shares comedy space on BINGE with some of the greats. Who could possibly resist being able to binge the entirety of all-time classic Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation or Veep? For those after more cutting-edge comedy there’s the brilliant Silicon Valley the classic Curb Your Enthusiasm and Flight of the Concords. And coming very soon to BINGE will be two of the all-time greats that make for perfect comfort viewing – every episode ever of Friends and The Big Bang Theory.

  • 30 Rock
  • Seinfeld
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • Superstore
  • The Nanny
  • Veep
  • Avenue 5
  • Silicon Valley
  • Future Man
  • Frasier
  • Crashing
  • Parks and Recreation

Reality Binge

Those who like their entertainment with a generous helping of real life drama will be heading straight for the reality shows, where you’ll find some of the world’s most popular. Keeping Up with the Kardashians, multiple Real Housewives series and Shahs of Sunset are just some of the many hours of escapism ready to be binged. There’s also plenty of the more observational reality shows, from Highway Patrol and Ghost Hunters to Outback Truckers and Big Rig Warriors.

  • Real Housewives
  • Keeping Up with the Kardashians
  • Vanderpump Rules
  • Below Deck
  • Botched
  • Highway Patrol
  • Hero Ink
  • Forged in Fire
  • Mountain Men
  • Highway Through Hell
  • Ghost Hunters

The Binge Lifestyle

Fans of lifestyle TV have plenty to binge on as well, with some of your favourite shows gathered together and ready to watch whenever you like. Million Dollar Listing and Grand Designs will grab the attention of the fans of all things property, as will Location Location and Tiny House Australia. Over in the kitchen there’s Masterchef – The Professionals, Extreme Cake Makers, Nigella’s Kitchen and more.

  • Grand Designs
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • The Hotel Inspector
  • Making It
  • Ugly House to Lovely House
  • Amazing Spaces
  • Nigella’s Kitchen
  • Love it or List It

Binge the Planet

For fans of documentaries there’s plenty to binge on, with the soothing voice of David Attenborough to be enjoyed across multiple acclaimed series including the incredible Blue Planet and Planet Earth. A night in watching the wonders of nature can do wonders to take your mind off the day, and BINGE has got some of the best docos in the world to help you do exactly that.

  • Planet Earth 1 and 2
  • Blue Planet 1 and 2
  • Frozen Planet
  • Dynasties
  • Watergate
  • The Clinton Affair
  • Life Story
  • Earth from Space
  • Coast Australia

Movie Binge

With over 800 movies available at any one time, BINGE’s constantly-updated collection of movies gives you a ton of choice for a great night in, with some very in-demand current titles such as Yesterday and Downtown Abbey sharing space with unmissable classics from Apocalypse Now to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. There’s a movie there for every mood, conveniently sorted by genre so you can find your next watch whether it’s action, comedy or romance you’re looking for.

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BINGE Review – All the HBO You Can Eat, and More!

For years, Australians have been hungering for a streaming service that will deliver them the huge depth and quality of HBO programming amongst a whole bunch of things not available outside of pay TV. The long-anticipated answer to that hunger arrived this week with BINGE – and it’s hard to resist digging in with the list of stuff that’s on offer!

BINGE Review

How Does BINGE Compare to Foxtel?

With BINGE being a part of the Foxtel group of companies – and having access to much of Foxtel’s superb TV and movie content – the question many will ask is whether BINGE delivers the goods compared to what Foxtel has to offer.

If what you love about Foxtel is the ability to channel-surf or to sit back and take in live TV, Foxtel’s definitely got the goods. You can record your favourite shows and enjoy over 90 channels that not only deliver entertainment but also sports, news and music. BINGE, on the other hand, is for the dedicated streamers who know exactly what they want – the best shows and movies from Foxtel for a hassle-free low monthly price. BINGE certainly delivers on that.

How Does BINGE Compare to Netflix, Stan, Prime Video and Disney+?

It’s a competitive streaming world out there, and BINGE comes loaded with a whole bunch of tasty TV that’s not available on any of the other streaming services. And it’s not just the HBO shows, either – BINGE has some of the biggest shows on TV right now, many iconic favourites from the past and will soon be the home of several upcoming new HBO Max originals.

There’s no shortage of stuff to watch on the other streaming services, of course – and in a very tight competition for streaming eyeballs, BINGE knows it. Price-wise, it’s almost exactly on par with Netflix and Stan at $14/month for HD. It’s the more specialised services like Disney+ and Prime Video that are cheaper, but have less content to offer. Unlike the other services, BINGE doesn’t yet produce its own content – but it’s got exclusive access to many of Foxtel’s original shows, with more on the way.

How Much Data Does BINGE Use?

Like all online streaming services, the more you watch the more data you’ll use – though BINGE has some clever tech under the hood to limit overall data usage while keeping quality high. Generally speaking, BINGE will use about 1.7GB to 2GB per hour in HD, and around 0.7GB per hour for SD. That’s exceptionally low data usage compared to other streaming services – and even on the HD plan, you can drop down to SD if you’re running low on data. But we’d recommend – as we do with all streaming services – that you get a broadband plan with unlimited data if you’re going to make streaming your regular way of watching TV. 

In terms of the broadband speed required, you’ll be able to stream BINGE in HD at only 5 Mbps – so not only will it stream fine on all NBN speed tiers, but should work fine on ADSL as well.

BINGE Compatible Devices

BINGE is still working on getting apps out to a wide selection of platforms – but at launch they’ve got things pretty well covered. You can get a BINGE app for two of the most popular streaming boxes on the market – Apple TV (HD and 4K models only) and Telstra TV. Apps for both iOS and Android tablets and phones let you take BINGE on the go, and you can also Chromecast from those apps to either a stand-alone or built-in Chromecast device. Keep in mind, though, that the first-generation “stick” Chromecast is not supported. For smart TVs, there’s an Android TV app at launch which will work on most modern Sony TVs, and a Samsung TV app is not far away. And, of course, you can BINGE in any modern web browser!

Customer Service for BINGE

As with most online streaming services, BINGE manages your account completely online, and that’s where you’ll find customer service and support as well. You can click the “Help and Support” menu on the BINGE web site to be taken to a comprehensive help page with tons of into, and click the “Contact Support” button at the bottom if you want to get in touch with their support team, who are there from 8am to 11pm, seven days a week. Alternatively, you can email them at help@binge.com.au – with fast response times during those opening hours.

Is BINGE the Right Streaming Service for You?

There are a lot of streaming services all competing for your monthly dollars now, which is a great problem to have – but is BINGE what you’re looking for? Well, if you’ve ever wished you had easy, affordable access to the latest HBO shows alongside their classics, wanted a place to find not only a huge range of drama and comedy shows but also lifestyle series, docos and movies that make for a great night at home, then BINGE is an absolute bargain. With a free two-week trial ready and waiting, it’s a great time to jump in and start bingeing!

What’s On BINGE

What people are asking about BINGE

  • What is BINGE?

BINGE is a one-stop-shop for all the best TV and Movie entertainment broadcast across Foxtel’s wide landscape of channels. The concept is simple – a user-friendly platform where you can watch entire seasons of your favourite series, and well as entire franchises from the world of cinema.


  • What will be on BINGE?

BINGE has a huge library of TV shows, movies and documentaries pulled straight from Foxtel’s extensive pool of content, making it the perfect choice for the whole family. As well as hard-hitting drama such as Mrs America and Westworld, you can also watch award-winning docos from National Geographic and The BBC, as well as the best offerings from Nick Jr and The Cartoon Network. 


  • Is Foxtel better than BINGE?

That depends on what you want to watch and how? If you would like to profit by watching your favourite shows and movies on a mobile device, using as little data as possible, then BINGE is ideal. With BINGE you also have the option to cancel your monthly subscription at any time. The benefits of Foxtel includes access to all of Foxtel’s content (Sports, Music, Kids, Entertainment), in full 4K HD with IQ4 Box, but you will need to sign up long term.


  • Is BINGE available on Sony and Samsung TV’s?

BINGE has an Android TV app that works easily with most Sony TVs. However, due to ongoing development, there is no app for Samsung TV yet, but one is on the way. Apps for both iOS and Android tablets and phones let you take BINGE on the go, and you can also Chromecast from those apps to either a stand-alone or built-in Chromecast device. 


  • How does BINGE compare to Netflix, Disney+, Amazon, Apple TV+ and Stan?

BINGE easily holds its own when compared to the wealth of alternative streaming options available today. Their TV series alone really pack a punch, with some of the best shows from the past 20 years including The Sopranos, Sex And The City and The Wire. Add to that modern classics such as Euphoria, Chernobyl and The Walking Dead and it’s easy to see why BINGE is at least on an even keel with the likes of Netflix and Amazon. BINGE is also home to the biggest HBO shows coming straight from the US which is a huge pull for TV fans.


  • Can I get BINGE with Telstra?

All three monthly payment plans for BINGE, along with their free two-week trial, are available with Telstra. This means that you can easily add BINGE to your Telstra plan so that everything is paid in one, easy place. A Basic plan costs only $10/month which one user can use at any given time, with content streamed in standard definition. A Standard Plan costs $14/month (watch on two screens at once) whilst a Premium Plan will set you back $18/month (four screens at once),  and both have SD and HD options.


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BINGE Offers

New customers: 14 day free trial
on the Basic Plan with 9 genres of content
$10/mth
No lock-in contract
New customers: 14 day free trial
on the Standard Plan with 9 genres of content
$14/mth
No lock-in contract
New customers: 14 day free trial
on the Premium Plan with 9 genres of content
$18/mth
No lock-in contract
Telstra Postpaid: 3 mths free
on the Standard - BINGE from Telstra Plan with 5 genres of content
$0/mth
No lock-in contract
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