Best Guide to Watching On the Go with Foxtel Go
No matter which packages or channel bundles you subscribe to as part of your Foxtel plan, you’ve got a very handy bonus available that you might not even have known about. It’s called Foxtel Go – a free app for iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as a web site for PC/Mac users – and it gives you full access to all your Foxtel channels no matter where you are in Australia. And yes, it’s completely free to use as often and as much as you like!
What Makes Foxtel Go Unique?
With so many channels available to you across Foxtel’s vast range, it’s easy to miss something you wanted to watch, or not be able to be home when it goes to air. While you can record hundreds of hours of TV on your iQ box at home, sometimes you just want to watch right away even though you’re not where your Foxtel service is. With the recently upgraded and improved Foxtel Go, you can stream live Foxtel channels from anywhere you have an Internet connection and a compatible device, with every channel from your subscribed Foxtel packs available right there in the app for you to view at a touch of the screen.
What Plans Does Foxtel Go Offer?
At its most basic level, Foxtel Go gives you immediate and direct access to any channel you’ve got access to as part of your subscription. But even better, you also get full access to those channels’ on-demand libraries, which lets you pick something to watch wherever and whenever you like.
With the Foxtel Go App you can:
- Watch live channels as they air
- Stream TV shows and movies on demand
- Browse the Foxtel TV Guide
- Set your iQ box to record shows from anywhere
What are the Foxtel Go Channel Packs?
|Channel Pack||Channels Included||Highlights|
|Foxtel Plus||FOX8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Hits, Fox Funny, Fox Classics, Fox Crime, Fox One, Fox Showcase, Lifestyle, TLC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC First, 13th Street, BBC Earth, Disney Jr., Nick Jr., Boomerang, MTV Music, MTV Dance, Channel V, MAX, Foxtel Smooth Arts, CMC, Foxtel Music, FOX Sports News, SKY Racing, SKY Thoroughbred Central, FOX News, SKY News, Your Money, SKY News UK, SKY News Extra, SKY News Weather, BBC World News, CNN, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Al Jazeera, RT, EXPO Channel, TVSN, ACCTV, Daystar, Sonlife, Hillsong, TRT World||Game of Thrones, Outlander, Mr. Robot, Wentworth, Big Little Lies, The Walking Dead, Chernobyl|
|Sports HD Pack||FOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, Eurosport, FOX Sports Ultra HD||Australian summer of cricket, NBA, NFL, Hyundai A-League|
|Movies HD Pack||Premiere Movies, Kids Movies, Family Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller Movies, Hits Movies, Greats Movies, Romance Movies, Ultra HD Movies||The Hustle, The Favourite, Vox Lux, Deadpool 2, Aquaman|
|Favourites Pack||Crime+Investigation, History, The Comedy Channel, A&E, Nat Geo Wild, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, SyFy, Box Sets, Animal Planet, Discovery Turbo, Style, Discovery Science||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Jim Jeffries Show, Just For Laughs Australia, Decoding the Great Pyramid|
|Kids Pack||Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids||Adventure Time, Thomas and Friends, Lego Ninjago, Where the Wild Things Are|
Channels available on Foxtel
While you’ll find all the channels from your subscribed Foxtel packs available to you on Foxtel Go, there are some minor differences where streaming rights means changes have to be made. For example, Fox Footy on your iQ box becomes “Footy Play” on Foxtel Go with some minor differences in content.
|Entertainment||BBC First, Showcase, Fox One, Fox 8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, TV Hits, Fox Funny, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, [V] Hits, Boomerang, Nick Jr, many more.|
|Favourites||The Comedy Channel, History, Box Sets, Syfy, A&E, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food|
|Movies||Premiere, Hits, Action, Comedy, Romance, Family, Kids, Thriller, Greats, Drama|
|News||Sky Business, Sky News, Sky Weather, CNN, BBC World News, CNBC, Eurosportnews|
|Documentaries||National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo People, Nat Geo Wild, A&E, BBC Knowledge, Crime & Investigation, History, Discovery Channel, Discovery Turbo Max, Discovery Science, Discovery Home & Health, Animal Planet, TLC|
|Sports||Fox Cricket, Fox League, Fox Sports 503, Fox Sports 505, Fox Sports 506, Footy Play+, Fox Sports News, beIN 1, beIN 2, beIN 3, Eurosport, ESPN and ESPN 2, MUTV, LFCTV, Chelsea TV|
|Kids||Disney Channel, Discovery Kids, Cartoon Network, CBeebies, Nickelodeon|
What is Foxtel Go?
It’s as simple as downloading the free Foxtel Go app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad, or from the Google Play store on your Android phone or tablet. Sign in with your Foxtel account name and password and you’ll immediately have access to all the channels you get as part of your plan. Alternatively, you can access the Foxtel Go service directly from your desktop or laptop web browser (Google Chrome is recommended) by heading to watch.foxtel.com.au and signing in.
You can register up to five devices to use your account, and watch Foxtel Go on two of them at any time – so the kids can catch up with their shows while you binge Game of Thrones. Those two streams are separate from use of the installed Foxtel service itself, by the way – so a third family member could be checking out their AFL team’s big game on the iQ4 box while those two Foxtel Go streams are playing. It’s incredibly useful – and, as we said, completely free!
For a complete list of eligible Foxtel Go devices, check out the table below:
|PC/Mac||Yes||Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)|
|iOS Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)|
|Android Mobile Devices||Yes||Via native app (Android 5 and above)|
|Google Chromecast||Yes||Via casting (only on Multiroom service)|
|Apple TV||Yes||Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)|
|Smart TVs||Yes||Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)|
Foxtel Go Customer Service
If you need any help with accessing or streaming via Foxtel Go, get in touch with Foxtel’s customer service team on 131 999 for the price of a local call. Technical support is available from 7.30am to midnight, seven days a week, while if you’ve got any questions about your account or billing, call any time between 9am and 7pm Monday to Saturday. If you want to change the channel packs you’re subscribed to, simply log on to the Foxtel Go web site and head to account management, where you can instantly customise which packs you receive.
Foxtel Go Review: Is Foxtel Go Right For Me?
Whether you’re already a Foxtel subscriber or you’ve been browsing their site thinking about signing up, you’ve probably seen Foxtel Go mentioned. A free service that is included with every Foxtel plan at no extra charge, Foxtel go lets you stream any of your subscribed channels line or on demand, on any computer or mobile device anywhere in Australia.