Foxtel Now

Foxtel

Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is Foxtel’s streaming TV service, offering on-demand and live streaming content. The Australian cable TV giant offers access to a huge library of both international and local TV shows and movies, without the need for a cable installation. With a special focus on local productions and sporting events, Foxtel Now makes traditional the cable experience available when you’re on the go.

What makes Foxtel unique?

Foxtel revamped its Foxtel Play platform and transformed into Foxtel Now, a streaming service that combines all the content you know and love with a slick new interface and an improved search function. You can watch your favourite channels online without worrying about a complicated installation process and you can cancel anytime. Moreover, EVERYONE, whether you’re a new Foxtel Now user or an old Foxtel Play customer, can try the relaunched platform free for two weeks.

The streaming service Foxtel Now is available in HD on compatible devices like the Telstra TV and the Foxtel box. You can also download the Foxtel Now app for free on your mobile device and catch up with your content on the go.

How to Watch Foxtel Now for Free
Telstra Mobile Plans
L, XL, XXL, and Ultimate
SIM Only, Phone, and Handset Lease plans available
  • Free Foxtel Now subscription for 12 months
  • Unlimited national talk and text
  • Peace of Mind Data included

From $ 89/mth

Plans start from $89 per month, min. costs apply

Telstra Broadband Entertainment Bundle
NBN and ADSL2+ Available
Free Telstra Smart Modem
  • Free Foxtel Now subscription for 24 months
  • Unlimited data
  • Telstra TV
  • Free 2 movie rentals from BigPond Movies

Just $ 99/mth

Min. total cost $2,475 over 24 months

Foxtel Now Starter + Premium Pack
Inclusive of all channel packs:
Pop & Drama, Lifestyle, Docos,
Kids, Movies, Sports
*Does not include broadband connection
  • Two week free trial with access to all packs
  • Watch Sports on Demand, Movies, TV Series

From $ 104/mth

Inclusive of all Foxtel Now packs, charges apply after two-week free trial

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Foxtel Now plans and platforms

Foxtel Now Packs

  • Pop $15/month
  • Drama $15/month
  • Docos $10/month
  • Lifestyle $10/month
  • Kids $10/month
  • Movies (premium) $20/month
  • Sports (premium) $29/month

Access via

  • Foxtel Now box
  • Telstra TV
  • Telstra Mobile 
  • Chromecast, AirPlay
  • PC, Mac
  • Android, iOS
  • Xbox One, PS3, PS4
  • Selected smart TVs

How much does Foxtel Now cost?

Foxtel Now offers monthly subscription packages, so that you’re only paying for the content and services you actually want.

These include five starter channel packs – Pop, Drama, Docos, Lifestyle, and Kids – and two premium channel packs. You only need to subscribe to the ones you really want in order to enjoy the service.

The Drama and Pop packs ($15/month each) offer you access to acclaimed Foxtel TV shows and allow you to never miss an episode of your favourite series ever again. You can pick one or subscribe to both for a discount.

The Docos, Lifestyle, and Kids packs ($10/month each) all come with several focused channels that will suit your interests perfectly.

There are two Premium packs – Sport ($29/month) and Movies ($20/month). The first one is a must for sport enthusiasts who want to watch all the action live, while the second pack is a great addition for every movie buff out there. You can only get these packs if you’re already subscribed to a starter pack

How much data will Foxtel Now use?

Foxtel Now is a streaming service. So unlike its cable-only sibling, watching it uses data. At the highest quality setting, Foxtel Now will use a maximum of 1.4GB per hour for SD and 3.2GB for High Definition shows. If you’re want to use less data, you can always switch the video quality to “Low” in the Settings menu on the device (not available on Xbox One, or Sony Smart TVs).

The minimum speed needed to watch Foxtel Now is 3Mbps for SD and 7Mbps for HD streaming.

What devices are compatible with Foxtel?

Foxtel Now works with a good variety of devices. It has its own set-top box — the Foxtel Now box — but it also works with Telstra TV, Chromecast, and AirPlay. You can watch Foxtel Now on Chrome and Safari browsers on both PCs and Macs. It also streams through dedicated apps for the Xbox One, PS3, and PS4, as well as selected smart TVs. For mobile viewing, you can get apps for both iOS and Android devices.

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Foxtel Now FAQs

In short, Foxtel Now is an upgraded version of Foxtel Play. The content is the same – you can watch Foxtel’s live content and on-demand offerings via the internet – but the interface is slicker and the search function was improved. You can also watch in HD on compatible devices and stream Foxtel Now to your TV via Chromecast from your mobile or tablet. With Foxtel Now, you can also stream Foxtel on your PC or Mac through your Chrome browser – no app required!
Selected smart TVs already have the Foxtel app installed, so it’s just a matter of logging in to your account. If you have a Foxtel Now box, you just connect it up and log in. You can also watch via selected gaming consoles (Xbox One, PS3, and PS4). Or you can cast content directly from a mobile device to your big screen using Chromecast or AirPlay.
Yes. Unlike its traditional cable and satellite pay TV service, Foxtel Now is purely available online. 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.