Introducing 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.
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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.
Just last October 2018, Foxtel Now has updated its pricing point and availability of packs. From what originally included five starter channel packs is now limited to one entry pack, which includes the Pop and Lifestyle Pack for $25/month.
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, better get the All Packs bundle for $104/month.
Entry Pack: The Pop and Lifestyle pack ($25/month) gives you access to the most popular TV shows, including Foxtel originals and hit shows from the US. On top of that, you can also tune in to your favourite reality and lifestyle shows for a discount.
You’ll need to subscribe to the entry pack before you can add on any of these Premium Packs below:
Premium Pack: Drama pack (+$10/month) allows you to expand your drama show options, which would now include shows from BBC, Universal and TV Hits.
Premium Pack: Sport pack (+$29/month) gives you freedom to catch up and tune in to your favourite sporting events whenever and wherever. This is especially useful if you can’t watch the live airing of crucial games.
Premium Pack: Movies pack (+$20/month) is perfect for movie buffs to get access to thousands of movies from Foxtel’s extensive film catalogue.
Still want more? You have the option to get the entry pack, all premium packs, as well as the Kids and Docos packs when you get the All Packs bundle
All Packs: Entry Pack + All Premium Packs + Kids + Docos ($104/month). This gives you everything Foxtel Now has to offer with complete TV packs that the whole family can enjoy.
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.
Contact Foxtel Now
To get in touch with Foxtel’s sales team, you can call them at 1300 130 799. For a direct customer service line to Foxtel’s call centre, simply dial 131 999 on your mobile phone.
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Foxtel Now FAQs
What’s the difference between Foxtel Now and Foxtel Play?
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!
How do I watch Foxtel on my TV?
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.
Do I need an internet connection to watch Foxtel Now?
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.