Everything you need to know about Foxtel…
- Entertainment Pack ($26/month)
- Sports Pack (+$29/month)
- Movies Pack (+$20/month)
- Drama Pack (+$20/month)
- iQ2 set top box
- iQ3 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 ($26/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 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 Showcase (AKA“The Channel with Game of Thrones”).
The Box Sets” channel (+$10/month) lets you watch full seasons of shows, like True Blood and The Walking Dead.
Entertainment Plus, Docos and Kids Packs all add more high-quality channel choices in those categories for $10 each.
The upgrade to HD is only $10/month extra. If you’ve got a modern HDTV, you will be wanting this for the best possible picture quality.
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 iQ3 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.Read the full Foxtel review