About Fetch TV

Providing a unique, internet-driven alternative to conventional pay TV, Fetch TV leverages the capacity and speed of a broadband internet connection to deliver an extensive package of TV channels direct to a custom-designed set top box which also acts as a free-to-air HDTV receiver and digital video recorder. Aside from allowing you to watch and record broadcast TV, it also enables access to on-demand movies and TV shows, catch-up services from the major networks, Netflix streaming and more.
The range of channels available via Fetch TV varies slightly depending on provider. The current collection of channels supplied in the Entertainment Pack and optional extra packages includes:

  • ACC TV
  • Al Jazeera English
  • Baby TV1
  • BBC First
  • BBC Knowledge
  • BBC World News
  • BeIN Sports
  • Bloomberg Television
  • CCTV News
  • Celestial Classic Movies
  • Channel NewsAsia
  • CNBC Australia
  • C Music TV
  • Channel NewsAsia
  • Comedy Central
  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • E!
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Euronews
  • Food Network1
  • Fashion TV
  • France 241
  • HGTV1
  • Horse & Country TV1
  • MTV
  • MTV Music
  • MTV Classic
  • MTV Dance
  • National Geographic Channel
  • Nat Geo People
  • NDTV 24×7
  • News18 India
  • Nat Geo Wild
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr
  • Ovation
  • Style Network
  • Syfy
  • TV Hits
  • Travel Channel1
  • Universal Channel

Fetch TV requires either the purchase or rental of the Fetch TV set top box. The box is included in subscriptions to the service taken out through one of the partner ISPs – currently Optus and Dodo. Alternatively, if you’re not with one of those ISPs or would just prefer to own your own hardware, you can purchase the Fetch TV box for $399 from Harvey Norman and Domayne stores.

The Fetch TV box is an advanced PVR with a 1TB hard drive built in, which can record up to 585 hours of TV and supports automatic series recording via its in-built electronic program guide. The box connects to the internet via either a direct cable to your modem or a power line adapter, enabling access to the IPTV channels, on-demand movies and TV, catch-up TV and Netflix. Connection to your TV or home theatre system is via HDMI, with lower-quality connections available for older TVs.

TV can be recorded from both free-to-air and IPTV, with the box’s twin TV tuners allowing you to record two shows at the same time whilst watching a third.

Additionally, there are Fetch TV apps for smartphones and tablets, which allow you to browse all the available programming from anywhere and even tell the box to record shows for you when you’re not at home.

How much Fetch TV costs at a base level depends on which ISP you access the service through – Dodo has a base price of $10/month for the box and access to the service, while Optus charges $15/month. Adding the Entertainment Package (which gives access to a range of 39 IPTV channels) is an extra $15/month through both Optus and Dodo. Bundles are available through the ISPs that include Fetch TV as part of your monthly fee.

On top of this, you can also buy extra channel packages for specialist interests, including sports and kids channels, and packages of world TV channels that cater for viewers from India, China, Korea and Indonesia. These range in price from $10 to $50 per month, and contain anywhere from 5 to 23 channels.

Customers who purchase their own Fetch TV box don’t have to pay the monthly base access fee at all, and can instead just purchase the channel packages as needed, with the Entertainment Package priced at $15/month. However, those customers should be aware that their use of internet-based TV channels will be counted towards the monthly download limit with whichever ISP they are subscribed to.


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Fetch TV Review

Fetch TV combines Free-To-Air & Subscription TV channels, Catch Up TV, PVR, and a Movie & TV rental service. The question is… does it do a good job in all these areas? We see Fetch TV as an affordable Pay TV alternative; it easily combines free-to-air channels, catch-up services, movies and TV series, and online content (including Netflix and Stan) all in the same interface.
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FetchTV FAQs

Before you order a Fetch TV box, you’ll want to make sure that you have the essentials – a TV with a free-to-air antenna connection nearby, and a broadband modem nearby that you can physically run a cable to from the Fetch TV box (Wi-Fi is not supported). If your modem and TV are in different rooms or too far away to run a cable between the two, you can order a power line adapter, which uses your home’s power sockets to transmit internet data to the box.
A broadband connection is required for Fetch TV, and while it operates well on even reasonably slow connections, the faster your broadband the better, especially when it comes to purchasing movies and TV shows. If you get your Fetch TV box through one of the partner ISPs, all data used by the internet-based TV channels and premium content is “unmetered” – it won’t count towards your monthly download limit, so you can watch as much as you want without worrying about having your internet slowed down or having to pay any extra.
Netflix support was added to Fetch TV earlier this year, but in order to access it you’ll need a separate subscription to Netflix itself, currently $11.99/month for the HD service. Netflix viewing via Fetch TV is not unmetered, something to be aware of if your broadband plan has a restrictive monthly download limit.

Latest News

  • Presto on Fetch

Presto Is Now Available on Fetch TV

If you’re a Fetch TV subscriber, it’s now easier than ever to stream your favourite content. Presto is now available on the Gen 3 (Mighty) Fetch TV PVR, and will be introduced on Gen 2 PVRs in early July. Presto joins similar services Stan and Netflix that were already available on Fetch.

  • Fetch TV Has a New Ratings App

Fetch TV Has a New Ratings App

Fetch TV is getting serious about analyzing consumer behaviour in Australia. The IPTV service recently created a new mobile ratings app that tracks TV viewing across 250,000 set top boxes and provides live data about what users are watching.

  • Fetch TV Now Allows You to Buy TV Shows and Movies

Fetch TV Now Allows You to Buy TV Shows and Movies

Fetch TV is upping its game. The service now allows users to buy TV episodes and movies, not only rent. The move makes Fetch TV the first Pay TV provider in Australia to offer subscribers the option to purchase their favourite TV shows and the latest movies.