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. And of its affiliation to Foxtel, BINGE can deliver some of the most desirable TV content around, along with tons of movies – all for a low monthly price. And it’s all available to try for Free!.
What’s in this Guide?
What’s On BINGE
The BINGE catalogue includes all major shows and movies from the likes of HBO, BBC, FX and Fox, available to watch as they air on TV or later On Demand. There are literally hundreds of titles for fans of anything from Drama and Reality TV to docos and Kids shows. Here’s a handful of our latest recommendations.
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 a snip at just $10/month, which gives you limitless access to the entire BINGE library in standard definition on one screen.
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.
At the top end is the $18/month plan, which also offers high definition but allows simultaneous streaming on up to four devices at once. 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.
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Best BINGE Shows by Genre
Looking for something a little a little more specific? No problem. Here we break BINGE down so that you can get a glimpse of the shows that suit your mood!
It’s always great to watch something we can all relate to, and that’s why quality drama is a must when choosing a provider. BINGE has a real solid roster in this category, thanks in large part to exclusive shows from HBO and the BBC.
Everyone needs some laughs in their life, and BINGE hasn’t skimped on delivering some of the funniest shows around, both new and old. Who could possibly resist being able to binge the entirety of all-time classics like Seinfeld, Parks and Recreation or Veep?
Best Reality TV
Need a bit of reality in your life? Then BINGE has hundreds of episodes from some of the most well-known shows around, from Meet The Kardashians to Teen Mom Australia.
Every month BINGE adds blockbuster movies old and new. So grab your popcorn and soda and bring that cinematic experience to the comfort of your living room.
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!
Watch BINGE with Telstra
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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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 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.
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!
Devices supported on BINGE
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge); supported on MacOS: 10.12+ & Windows: 10+
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – iOS12+ including Apple iPhones/iPads
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Android Phone/Tablets OS 7+
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Chromecast Ultra, Chromecast 3rd Generation + & Chromecast w/ Google TV
– Apple TV: Yes – 4th Gen or higher; tvOS 12+
– Telstra TV: Yes – All models
– Android TV: Yes – OS version 7.0+ and above on selected devices
– Samsung TV: Yes – All 2017-2020 models
What people are asking about 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, as well as blockbusters and classics from the world of cinema.
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.
That depends on what you want to watch and how. If you prefer to watch 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 include access to all of Foxtel’s content (Sports, Music, Kids, Entertainment), including HD and 4K channels via the IQ4 Box, but you will need to sign up long term.
BINGE has an Android TV app that works with most recent Sony TVs. There’s no app for Samsung’s TVs 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.
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.
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.