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Foxtel Plans, Pricing and Review Australia


Australia’s largest and longest-operating pay TV provider, Foxtel has been supplying premium subscription television in Australia since 1995. From a modest beginning with around 20 channels, Foxtel has grown over the years to encompass over 90 channels delivering exclusive sports coverage, premium drama, blockbuster movies, documentaries, pop and lifestyle, news and much more. As well as offering the most desired TV from around the globe – including content from HBO, home of Game of Thrones – Foxtel produces its own entertainment and sport content for Australian audiences.

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What Is Foxtel?

With regular television in Australia having been restricted to five free to air channels for decades, Foxtel was the first taste many got of a truly diverse TV service, offering a wider variety of content across a far greater number of channels. As TV has evolved, the Pay TV giant has evolved right along with it, adding channels as needed. It has been able to expand its channel line-up on both a temporary basis (as seen with its Olympic Games coverage and its dedicated Rugby World Cup channel) and permanently (as with the huge expansion of Foxtel’s sport channel line up, now at 12 channels).

How Much does Foxtel cost?

With so many channels on offer, Foxtel structures its subscription plans by dividing the channels up into genre-based packs, making it easy for customers who are only after a specific type of content to pay only for what they want to watch, rather than having to pay for 90 channels to watch only a dozen of them.

When subscribing to a plan, you’re effectively picking one, two or more of these packs, bundled together as an overall plan that’s targeted to the channels you’re most interested in. So, for example, if you were to opt for the Sports HD bundle, you’d get the 55 channels included in the base Foxtel Plus pack as well as all the Sports channels, with HD included – all bundled together in a plan that’s priced at $74.

Their bundled plans almost always are available at special discounted rates, offers that tend to change regularly – so it’s best to check to see what special offers are available before deciding on a plan that suits you. Customers can always just build their own plan from the available channel packs and add-ons, but bundled plans are usually much better value.

Compare Foxtel Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Main Event
  • Main Event
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Easy access via broadcast on Foxtel
  • Basic Foxtel subscription required
  • starts at $20/7 days
starts at $20/7 days
cost per event, duration depends
Min Cost - Boxing and UFC from $50/per event

Foxtel Plus Bundle
  • No set up costs. Ends 25/05/2021.
  • Foxtel Plus Bundle
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ channels
  • Enjoy 130 complete drama series
  • $49/mth
$49/mth
Min Cost - $588 on a 12 month direct debit plan with iQ4. New customers only.

Foxtel Plus Bundle
  • Foxtel Plus Bundle
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ channels
  • Enjoy 130 complete drama series
  • $49/mth
$49/mth
Min Cost - $334 on direct debit for 1 month with iQ4 (incl $150 iQ4 box fee, $35 standard connection & $100 professional install fee).

Foxtel Plus & Netflix Bundle
  • Foxtel Plus & Netflix Bundle
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Netflix Standard Plan included
  • 50+ channels
  • $63/mth
$63/mth
Min Cost - $348 on direct debit for 1 month with iQ4 (incl $150 iQ4 box fee, $35 standard connection & $100 professional install fee).

Movies HD Bundle
  • Movies HD Bundle
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Foxtel Plus & Movies HD
  • 1000+ hours of movies
  • $69/mth
$69/mth
Min Cost - $354 on direct debit for 1 month with iQ4 (incl $150 iQ4 box fee, $35 standard connection & $100 professional install fee).

Last audited 10 May 2021

Cheapest Ways to Get Foxtel

While the obvious thing to do is to get it directly, there are other options that can save you money while getting the same high-quality channels and content.

One option well worth checking out is Foxtel from Telstra – where you’re still buying satellite TV, but being billed by Telstra, who regularly offer deep discounts on plans and packages that can be much cheaper than going through Foxtel itself (the actual service is exactly the same).

If you’re keen to move to streaming, you can get access to almost all Foxtel’s live channels – as well as a huge library of on-demand content – with Foxtel Now, which you can bundle in with your other Telstra services.

And if you prefer on-demand streaming to live channels, Foxtel’s latest streaming service BINGE could be for you – giving you access to almost everything (except sport) at a bargain price, starting at $10 a month.

Foxtel Now

If you love your live TV but want the convenience of being able to take it with you – no installation required – Foxtel Now is ideal. Starting at only $25 a month (which includes Fox Showcase, home of HBO) it’s a great way to get Foxtel when and where you need it. A 10-day trial lets you try out all channel packs for free.

Compare Foxtel Now Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
All Packs
  • 10 day free trial
  • All Packs
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Premium dramas from the UK & US. Live and On Demand
  • 25+ channels of Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Reality, News & Entertainment
  • $104/mth
$104/mth
Min Cost - $104 over 1 month

Essentials pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 25+ channels: Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Entertainment & more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

Essentials + Drama Extra pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials + Drama Extra pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream the best from BBC, Universal, Fox Crime, and Fox One
  • Entertainment, drama, comedy, reality TV & lifestyle from Australia & around the world
  • $35/mth
$35/mth
Min Cost - $35 over 1 month

Essentials + Movies pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials + Movies pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 11 TV channels full of the hottest Movies - ad free & a huge library
  • 25+ channels of Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Reality, News & Entertainment
  • $45/mth
$45/mth
Min Cost - $45 over 1 month

Essentials + Sports pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials + Sports pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream AFL and NRL on Fox Sports
  • + Formula 1, NBA, Baseball, V8 Supercars & much more
  • $54/mth
$54/mth
Min Cost - $54 over 1 month

Essentials + Movies + Sports pack
  • Save $35/mth for 3 mths. Offer ends 16 Jun
  • Essentials + Movies + Sports pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 11 TV channels full of the hottest Movies - ad free & a huge library
  • 25+ channels of Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Reality, News & Entertainment
  • $39/mth
$39/mth
Foxtel Now trial not available in conjunction with the $39/mth offer.
Min Cost - $39/month for first 3 mths, $74/month afterwards. New customers only.

Last audited 11 May 2021

Foxtel from Telstra

If you order your satellite Foxtel service through Telstra, you can bundle it with your other services on the one monthly bill. That convenience is made even more appealing by the regular deals on offer.

Compare Foxtel from Telstra Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Foxtel Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Professional Installation fee waived for standard installations.
  • Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ entertainment & drama channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $49/mth
$49/mth
Min Cost - $49

Movies HD + Foxtel Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Movies HD + Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus & movies HD channels
  • Ad-break free & On Demand
  • $50/mth
$50/mth
Min Cost - $50. $69/mth after 12 mths.

Sports HD + Foxtel Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Sports HD + Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus & sports channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $50/mth
$50/mth
Min Cost - $50. $74/mth after 12 mths.

Premium
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional Installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus, sports & movies HD channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $70/mth
$70/mth
Min Cost - $70. $99/mth after 12 mths.

Platinum Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional Installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Platinum Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Netflix Standard Plan included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus, sports, movies, drama & docos channels
  • $99/mth
$99/mth
Min Cost - $99. $139/mth after 12 mths.

Last audited 11 May 2021

BINGE streaming

Owned by Foxtel but wearing a new name and a new look, streaming service BINGE has access to a lot of the content you’d find on Foxtel – and it’s available at a bargain price, starting at only $10 a month with a 14-day free trial available.

Compare 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

Last audited 11 May 2021

Top Shows on Foxtel by Genre

There’s an absolute ton of stuff to watch, with the latest stuff from Australia and around the world being added constantly across its many channels. Because there’s just so much to watch, we’ve done some of the hard work for you by picking out some of the best shows and movies currently screening – and streaming on demand.

Best Drama

Best Comedy

Best Sports

Best Kids TV

Best Movies

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Foxtel Review

Nearly half of all Australian homes now have Foxtel bringing a whole planet’s worth of entertainment to their lounge rooms, giving them access to the largest range of drama, comedy, sport, and entertainment around. If you’re not in one of those homes, you’re missing out on a lot.

How Does Foxtel Compare to Fetch?

While both Foxtel and Fetch use broadband internet extensively, Foxtel uses it only for streaming on-demand shows and movies, with live channels being delivered via satellite (or cable, if you have an older device). Fetch TV streams all its live channels via the internet, which means it’s dependent on you having a reliably fast connection. Foxtel’s satellite signal gives perfect picture quality anywhere, even allowing for 4K Ultra HD broadcasts to be received. Foxtel also has substantially more channels available than Fetch – in fact, there are more channels in just the base Foxtel Plus pack.

What is Foxtel Go?

Another feature included at no extra charge for every Foxtel customer is Foxtel Go – the live and on-demand streaming version of Foxtel that you can watch anywhere you happen to be, via apps for your mobile phone or tablet, even setting recordings on your iQ4 box while you’re out and about. You can also watch the service on your desktop or laptop computer without the need for an app, thanks to the brand-new streaming web-based interface that lets you view in full HD right there on your computer.

Foxtel Go Compatible Devices

Foxtel Go is free for all current customers, and is active from the moment you sign up for a service – meaning you can start streaming live Foxtel channels or viewing shows and movies on demand before the technician even arrives to install your full service. For the complete list of Foxtel Go devices, check out the list below:

Note that casting to a TV via Chromecast or AirPlay is only available to customers with a Multiroom subscription. If you’d just like to have the ability to cast from the app, you can now add that to your account for $15/month. Multiroom casting is included free of charge with the all-inclusive Platinum Plus bundle.

If you want another on demand alternative for your favourite shows, you can also try Foxtel Now. Subscribing to Foxtel Now allows you to stream hit shows like HBO Originals including Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Big Little Lies, as well as originals like Wentworth.

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Foxtel FAQs

Existing customers have plenty of options for contacting the company’s customer service team, who’ll be able to answer any questions about your Foxtel service and put you in touch with the right people for everything from plan changes to technical support.

The Foxtel customer service contact line is available for the cost of a local call on 131 999, with technical support for your TV service available from 7.30am to midnight, seven days a week. For pack changes, call between 9am and 9pm weekdays or 10am-8pm on weekends. For any questions about your account or billing, call between 9am and 7pm, Monday to Saturday by
simply dialling 1300 760 579 on your mobile phone. .

What people are asking about Foxtel

  • What is the Difference Between Foxtel and Foxtel Now?

While Foxtel Now relies on streaming video via the internet to deliver Foxtel channels and content, the full Foxtel service remains the premium version of the service, offering more channels, more features, higher picture quality and reliable, hassle-free delivery via satellite. Foxtel subscribers get the advanced iQ4 set top box, which can record hundreds of hours of TV on its inbuilt hard disk (up to four recordings simultaneously), receive Foxtel’s channels including the new 4K Ultra HD channels, and stream all of Foxtel’s on-demand content.


  • What is Foxtel Plus?

Replacing the old Entertainment Pack which was the base entry-level channel pack that all Foxtel subscribers got, Foxtel Plus expands that base set of channels to include many that used to be found only in optional packs. For example, Fox Showcase – the home of HBO as well as Australian drama like Wentworth – is included in Foxtel Plus, as are FOX8, Fox One, Universal, BBC First and dozens more. All Foxtel subscribers now get Foxtel Plus as the base collection of channels.


  • Does Foxtel Require a Broadband Connection?

While Foxtel’s channels are transmitted by satellite – and so don’t need internet access to be viewed – the iQ4 box uses broadband internet for a number of its key features, including streaming from a huge library of shows and movies that are available on demand at no extra cost, as well as movies you can rent from the Foxtel Store. In addition, Netflix on the iQ4 requires a broadband connection.


  • Can I Watch Foxtel on my Mobile Phone or Tablet?

Every Foxtel customer gets free access to the handy Foxtel Go app, which gives access to the full range of channels currently subscribed – both for live streaming and on-demand viewing. Foxtel Go is available for phones and tablets, while access is also free of charge via any modern computer web browser.


  • What Does Foxtel Installation Cost?

While generally there’s a $100 installation charge for a technician to visit your home to install the satellite dish and cabling, Foxtel frequently waives this charge in return for agreeing to a 12-month contract – which, in turn, usually also comes with heavily discounted monthly rates for channel packs and bundles. There is also a $125 equipment fee for the iQ4 box – again, waived if you agree to a 12-month contract.


  • How Do I Cancel Foxtel?

If you no longer want to keep your Foxtel service and have decided to cancel, just call Foxtel on 131 999 and when prompted by the voice menu, ask for “disconnections”. If you decide to go ahead and cancel, you will need to send your iQ4 box back to Foxtel, which you can do free of charge by bringing it to any post office with the return label Foxtel sends you.


  • Can I Stream Foxtel to a TV Without the iQ Box?

Yes, you can use the Foxtel Go app on mobile devices to cast live Foxtel channels and on-demand content to any TV with a Chromecast attached or built in, as well as using the Foxtel app that’s available for recent-model (2017 onwards) smart TVs from LG and Samsung. To do so, you’ll need the Multiscreen pack added on to your account; it’s free with some bundles (such as Platinum Plus) or available for $15 per month.


  • How Do I Change My Foxtel Channel Packs?

Foxtel allows you to add, remove or swap channel packs once per month, with the condition that any pack added must be subscribed to for at least a month before being removed or changed. To add or swap packs, head to your Foxtel account page; to remove channel packs, you’ll need to call Foxtel on 1300 657 346 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.


  • Can I Add A Second iQ4 Box in Another Room?

Yes, you can add another iQ box for another room of the house, but you will have to pay an installation charge for the Foxtel satellite connection to be installed in that room, as well as a monthly fee for the second iQ4 box. An alternative is to add the $15/month Multiscreen pack to your account and use Foxtels apps to stream your channels to your TV.


  • How Do I Get Foxtel’s 4K Ultra HD Channels?

If you subscribe to the Sports HD and/or Movies HD channel packs, you’ll have access to the two new 4K Ultra HD channels free of charge – Fox Sports Ultra HD for the Sports HD pack, and Movies Ultra HD for the Movies HD pack. You’ll need an iQ4 box and a compatible 4K TV to view these channels.


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Foxtel TV Offers

$25/mth off for 12 mths. Ends 18/05/2021.
on the Premium Bundle Plan with 10 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$74/mth
12mth contract
$20/mth off for 12 mths. Ends 18/05/2021.
on the Sports HD Bundle Plan with 8 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$54/mth
12mth contract
$20/mth off for 12 mths. Ends 18/05/2021.
on the Sports HD & Netflix Bundle Plan with 10 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$68/mth
12mth contract
$20/mth off for 12 mths. Ends 18/05/2021.
on the Movies HD & Netflix Bundle Plan with 8 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$63/mth
12mth contract
$25/mth off for 12 mths. Ends 18/05/2021.
on the Premium & Netflix Bundle Plan with 10 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$88/mth
12mth contract
$20/mth off for 12 mths. Offer ends 18/05/2021.
on the Movies HD Bundle Plan with 8 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$49/mth
12mth contract
$45/mth off for 12 mths. Ends 18/05/2021.
on the Platinum Plus Bundle Plan with 10 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$94/mth
12mth contract
$20/mth off for 12 months. Ends 18/05/2021.
on the Sports + Drama Plan with 7 genres of content and a set-top box included.
$54/mth
12mth contract
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