Foxtel Now

Best Guide to Streaming with Foxtel Now

An easy to use and affordable alternative to Foxtel’s satellite and cable TV service, Foxtel Now lets you stream live and on-demand content from a range of channels that you can pick and choose from in affordable packs. That means you have access to a potentially massive library of streaming content that you can watch at home or on the go, on your phone or on your computer – both live and on demand. With Foxtel Now, you don’t need a contract to join and there are no installation costs or setup fees – you just sign up and start streaming right away. You can even try everything Foxtel Now offers for a full 10 days free of charge, to see if it’s the right fit for you.

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What makes Foxtel Now Unique?

Some years back, Foxtel revamped its existing Foxtel Play platform (still available today in its new incarnation as Foxtel Go for satellite and cable subscribers). In the process they created Foxtel Now, a streaming service that combines all the content you know and love with a sleek new interface, hugely improved picture quality (including high definition on channels that support it) and a simpler pricing model. With Foxtel Now, you can watch Foxtel channels online without having to deal with the inconvenience and costs of getting a full Foxtel setup installed where you live – making it perfect for renters, since you can also cancel any time.

Foxtel Now is available in high definition on a range of devices, including the popular Telstra TV streaming boxes and Foxtel Now’s own Android TV-powered box. You can also stream Foxtel Now in HD via Chromecast, which is supported by the iOS and Android apps as well as computer web browsers.

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How Much Does Foxtel Now Cost?

Foxtel Now offers channel packs as monthly subscriptions, so that you’re only paying for the content you actually want. In 2018, Foxtel Now updated its pricing and packs to simplify the way you subscribe to the service – so now, you start with the Essentials pack, which comprises the Pop and Lifestyle packs (and includes Fox Showcase, the home of all things HBO including the Game of Thrones). It costs $25 per month, and gives you access to a total of 26 channels (both live and on-demand content).

From there, you can add any of the three premium packs: Drama ($10/month), Sport ($29/month), and Movies ($20/month). If you want to get your hands on the Kids and Docos packs, though, you’ll need to subscribe to the All Packs bundle, which costs $104/month – it’s basically the equivalent of Platinum HD on satellite or cable Foxtel, and opens up the entire Foxtel Now on Demand library for your endless use.

Foxtel Now Plans

Entry Pack - Foxtel Now from Telstra
  • Service Only Plan
  • 5 Content Genres
Min Cost - Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

All Packs
  • Service Only Plan
  • 10 Content Genres
Min Cost - $104 over 1 month

Essentials + Sport pack
  • Service Only Plan
  • 7 Content Genres
Min Cost - $54 over 1 month

What Content Is Available on Foxtel Now?

Thanks to Foxtel’s exclusive partnership with HBO in the US, you can likewise find some of the best shows on TV right now available on demand via Foxtel Now. If that’s not enough, you can also get a hold of your favourite sporting events and stream it at your own convenience after its live airing on Foxtel’s sports channels.

Biggest Shows on Television

Foxtel Now is home to an extensive library of HBO originals with complete and full seasons available to stream anytime. This includes iconic shows such as Game of Thrones and Westworld, as well as award-winning dramas such as Big Little Lies and Chernobyl. In addition, Foxtel Now is where you can find complete catalogues of highly acclaimed Foxtel originals, which includes Wentworth, Secret City, Picnic At Hanging Rock, the more recent Lambs of God, and so many more.

Other notable shows that you can find on Foxtel Now include some of AMC’s hit shows like The Walking Dead and its spin-off, Fear the Walking Dead. If you choose to subscribe to the Drama Extra pack, you can get access to the best of UK drama such as MotherFatherSon, The Victim, and Les Miserables, among many others.

  • Game of Thrones
  • Westworld
  • The Walking Dead
  • Big Little Lies
  • Mayans M.C.
  • Wentworth
  • Chernobyl
  • Gogglebox
  • Keeping Up With the Kardashians
  • Modern Family

Best Sporting Events Around the Globe

With the Foxtel Now Sports pack, you’ll be able to stream over 50 different sports that includes live coverage of the best sports in Australia and beyond such as AFL, NRL, NBA, NFL, Super Rugby, Formula 1 Grand Prix, Supercars, and more.

  • Formula 1 Grand Prix
  • MotoGP Grand Prix
  • Rugby World Cup
  • AFL Premiership
  • NRL Premiership
  • Cricket
  • V8 Supercars
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • World Surf League

Topnotch Entertainment On Demand

Shows and sports aren’t the only forms of entertainment that Foxtel Now delivers. There’s something for just about any kind of interest with Foxtel Now. From the latest movie releases to the most thought-provoking docos, as well as the shows your kids wouldn’t want to miss, Foxtel Now has got you covered with new additions to their ever-expanding library every single week.

  • Paw Patrol
  • Adventure Time
  • Crimes That Shook Australia
  • 60 Days In
  • Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted
  • Spongebob Squarepants
  • Aquaman
  • A Star Is Born
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • How to Train Your Dragon

What Popular Foxtel Now Combo Packs Are Available?

You can pick and choose the channel packs that make up your viewing experience, so you’re getting the channels that suit you – though you do need to subscribe to the Essentials pack before you can add on any of the additional Premium Packs.

Essentials + Drama pack: includes extra drama channels, such as BBC First, UKTV, Universal and TV Hits.

Essentials + Sport pack: adds seven Fox Sports channels, two from ESPN, three from beIN, Eurosport and three English soccer channels.

Essentials + Movies pack: perfect for movie buffs to get access to thousands of movies from Foxtel’s extensive film catalogue across ten themed channels that play nothing but movies, 24 hours a day – without any commercial interruptions.

All Packs Bundle: If you still want more channels, you have the option to get the entry pack and all three premium packs, along with additional Kids and Docos packs only available in the All Packs bundle. This gives you everything Foxtel Now has to offer.

Want more sport? Kayo Sports the same exact coverage and programming of your favourite sporting events — and more — as Foxtel and for less! From Formula 1 to the ongoing AFL/NRL premierships, plus the ICC Cricket World Cup, Kayo delivers over 50 sports live and on demand that you can get instant access to with a 14 day free trial.

Foxtel Now from Telstra Plan

Entry Pack - Foxtel Now from Telstra
  • Service Only Plan
  • 5 Content Genres
Min Cost - Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

How Much Data Does Foxtel Now Use?

Foxtel Now is an online streaming service that relies on broadband data to stream both its live channels and on-demand content. So unlike its satellite and cable siblings, watching Foxtel uses up your download allowance, whether that’s on your home broadband or your mobile service. At the highest quality setting, Foxtel Now can use about 1.4GB per hour for SD and 3.2GB for High Definition shows. If you want to use less data, you can always switch the video quality to “Low” in the Settings menu on the device – though that setting isn’t available on all devices. If you plan on streaming Foxtel Now a lot, we’d suggest an unlimited broadband plan. The minimum recommended broadband speed needed to watch Foxtel Now is 3Mbps for SD and 7Mbps for HD streaming, so it should work well across all NBN and most ADSL broadband connections.

What Devices are Compatible with Foxtel Now?

Since its revamp and re-branding, Foxtel Now works with a wide variety of devices – but only specific ones support high definition streaming. Foxtel Now’s own set-top box — the Foxtel Now box – has an interface built entirely around the Foxtel Now experience and is a great choice if Foxtel Now is going to be your primary viewing platform (the box also supports free-to-air TV channels). You can also use any model of Telstra TV, Playstation 4, Chrome browsers on both PCs and Macs, and iOS or Android mobile devices (which also let you Chromecast to your TV if you have the capability). Older devices, such as Playstation 3, use the legacy Foxtel Play app to stream Foxtel Now. It works as smoothly as always, but those platforms cannot stream in high definition. Check out the complete list of compatible devices for Foxtel Now on the table below:

Device Available? User Guide
Foxtel Now Box Yes
Sony Android TV, Sony TV Yes 2015 models and above
iOS Mobiles/Tablets Yes Via Foxtel Go app (iPhone 4s or above, iPad 2 or above – using iOS9 or above)
Android Mobiles/Tablets Yes Via native app (Jellybean 4.1 or above)
PC/Mac Yes Web browser only with Foxtel Go (Google Chrome and Safari)
Google Chromecast Yes Via casting
Apple TV Yes Via AirPlay
Telstra TV Yes All models
PlayStation 4 Yes All models (Foxtel Play on PlayStation 3)
Xbox One Yes
Selected Samsung, LG Smart TVs No Legacy Foxtel Play app only

How Does Foxtel Now Compare?

Still looking for more selection of binge-worthy shows and movies? Check out the table below to see more of Australia’s leading streaming TV providers, some of which also comes with free trial offers.

Streaming TV & Movies Plans

Entry Pack - Foxtel Now from Telstra
  • Service Only Plan
  • 5 Content Genres
Min Cost - Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

Pay Per View
  • Service Only Plan
  • 8 Content Genres
$/ days
You can only purchase TV shows, not rent them.
Min Cost - Depending on title

  • Service Only Plan
  • 1 Content Genres
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Monthly Subscription
  • Service Only Plan
  • 6 Content Genres
$6.95/month after 30 days free trial

Monthly Subscription
  • Service Only Plan
  • 7 Content Genres
$6.99/month after 30 days free trial

Monthly Subscription
  • Service Only Plan
  • 4 Content Genres
Min Cost - $9.99 over 1 month

Foxtel Now Customer Service

If you need to get in touch with Foxtel Now customer service – whether it’s to ask about channel packs or to troubleshoot any streaming issues – just call 131 999 from 7.30am to midnight, seven days a week. For pack changes, call between 9am and 9pm weekdays or 10am-8pm on weekends. And if you’ve got any questions about your account or billing, call any time between 9am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.

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If you’ve always wanted access to the good stuff that’s only found on pay TV, but didn’t want to get the dish and box and everything installed so you could just get watching, Foxtel Now might just be the perfect solution for you. Delivering a mix of live and on-demand TV channels via broadband, Foxtel Now lets subscribers watch what they want, when they want it and how they want it. Fully supporting HD streaming for both live and on-demand content, Foxtel Now is a flexible, easy to use way of accessing Foxtel’s channels and content on your TV and mobile devices.

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