Foxtel is an Australian pay TV, streaming and cable service provider. As a leading provider of entertainment, Foxtel boasts a massive library of both international and local TV shows and movies. With a new focus on local productions and sporting events, the cable TV giant is well placed to be Australia’s first choice for pay TV and streaming services.
What makes Foxtel unique?
Founded in 1995, Foxtel has become the country’s leading cable and internet pay TV provider by delivering a quality entertainment experience to Australia across three decades. With a line-up of the most popular channels and newly released movies, each day Foxtel is redefining the future of subscription television and is proud to provide ‘More of what you love, more often’.
Everything you need to know about Foxtel…
- Entertainment Pack ($29/month)*
- Sports Pack (+$29/month)
- Movies Pack (+$20/month)
- Drama Pack (+$20/month)
- HD (+$10/month)
- Entertainment Plus (+$10/month)
- Docos (+$10/month)
- Kids (+$10/month)
- iQ2 set top box
- iQ3 set top box
- iQ4 set top box
- Foxtel App
How much does Foxtel cost?
Foxtel operates on subscription packages, so that you’re only paying for the content and services you actually want.
The base pack is the Entertainment Pack ($29/month*). This includes the basic Foxtel service, plus 45 basic channels — including Fox8, MTV, Arena, Discovery, Disney Junior, CNN, Sky News, and Fox Sports News. Every Foxtel subscriber gets this package of channels — you can’t opt out of this channel pack.
*on a 12-month plan. Min. cost $573 on direct debit (incl. $100 standard install and $125 iQ4 equipment fee) with an iQ4 box. Cancel fee applies.
On top of this, you can then add the packages that appeal to you.
The Sport Pack (+ $29/month) gives you Foxtel’s twelve dedicated sports channels.
The Movies Pack (+ $20/month) adds nine movie channels Premiere and World Movies.
The Drama Pack (+$20/month) adds six drama-focused channels, including Fox Showcase (AKA“The Channel with Game of Thrones”).
Entertainment Plus, Docos and Kids Packs all add more high-quality channel choices in those categories for $10 each.
The upgrade to Entertainment HD is only $10/month extra. If you’ve got a modern HDTV, you will be wanting this for the best possible picture quality.
Streaming TV & Movies Plans
How much data will Foxtel use?
Foxtel’s traditional cable and satellite pay TV services do not use broadband data. Instead, they transmit your shows directly to your iQ4 set top box.
However, the Foxtel streaming app does use data. On the Low setting, the app will use a maximum between 320mb – 435 mb per hour of viewing. On the High setting, the maximum amount of data used is between 920mb – 1325mb per hour of viewing. This data usage is unmetered with Foxtel Broadband when connected at home.
What devices are compatible with Foxtel?
Foxtel streams its programming to its iQ3 set top boxes, which are installed in your home. These connect to your TV and let you watch, record and browse your channel listings from the comfort of your own home. The free Foxtel App is available on iOS, Android, PCs and Macs.
Foxtel launches new iQ4 set-top box!
With the announcement of Foxtel’s live 4K programming comes the launch of the new iQ4 set-top box, which is said to be Foxtel’s most advanced streaming set-top with smarter features that would make your viewing so much more convenient.
What’s great about this new set-top box is how it fully maximises the value of your Foxtel subscription. This is because the new iQ4 combines satellite delivery, amazing 4K programming via the 4K live channel, plus a host of other features including other linear channels, and a massive library of TV and movies to stream On Demand via the internet.
To get your very own iQ4 set-top box, simply subscribe to Foxtel’s Platinum HD or Sports HD combo packs and start streaming in 4K!
To get in touch with Foxtel’s sales team, you can call them at 1300 130 799. For a direct line to the Foxtel contact call centre team, simply dial 131 999 on your mobile phone.
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How do I watch Foxtel on my TV?
With over three decades of service under its belt, Foxtel knows a thing or two about providing high-quality content on your big-screen TV at home. No matter what sort of TV you’ve got, your iQ3 set top box will get you watching what you want. For the huge number of households that have a TV with an HDMI input, it’s just a matter of setting up the iQ3 and plugging it in.
Do I need an internet connection to watch Foxtel?
Foxtel’s traditional cable and satellite pay TV services do not use the internet to provide their pay TV and on-demand streaming services. Instead, they transmit your shows directly to your iQ3 set top box via a cable or satellite connection.
However, if you want to watch remotely, you need to use the Foxtel app. This does use data. On the Low setting, the app will use a maximum between 320MB – 435MB per hour of viewing. On the High setting, the maximum amount of data used is between 920MB – 1325MB per hour of viewing. So you need to make sure that your mobile data plan or home broadband package has the data you need to stream freely. This data usage is unmetered with Foxtel Broadband when connected at home.
Do I need a cable or satellite connection to watch Foxtel?
For the traditional Foxtel experience, it’s necessary to have a cable or satellite connection installed. You can access your subscription remotely using the Foxtel app. If you don’t want to go through the process of installing a cable or a satellite to watch Foxtel you can still access Foxtel’s subscription packs online with Foxtel Now.