Best Foxtel Alternatives for Watching TV, Movies or Live Sport in 2021


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When it comes to entertainment of all kinds, Foxtel has things pretty well covered, regardless of what you’re into – from drama and movies to sport and kids TV. But the wealth of content on offer can have with a few downsides. It can be expensive, and for many has to become redundant in the world of modern streaming. Here we look at the best Foxtel alternatives in 2021.

What are the Best Foxtel TV Alternatives?

There is a large number of alternatives to Foxtel, many of which give you exactly the same content for more bespoke needs. That means whether you’re a fan on TV Series, Documentaries or Major Sporting events, there is a cheaper way to get your daily dose of content – and you can try them out for free! Check out our selection below.

Stream Foxtel Shows with BINGE

BINGE is an on-demand platform, designed by the people behind the Kayo Sports and backed by Foxtel’s content library. It is a Netflix-style way of watching Foxtel’s best TV shows and movies. The big plus is the HBO catalogue and shows from the BBC, as well as Foxtel originals! Cost starts from $10/month for unlimited access. BINGE currently has a two-week free trial so you can check it out without spending a cent, too.

BINGE Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Basic
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in SD on a single device
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
  • $10/mth
$10/mth
Min Cost - $10/month after 14 days free trial

Standard
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Standard
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in HD on up to two devices
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
  • $14/mth
$14/mth
Min Cost - $14/month after 14 days free trial

Premium
  • New customers: 14 day free trial
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in HD on up to four devices
  • 10,000+ hrs of the best shows
  • $18/mth
$18/mth
Min Cost - $18/month after 14 days free trial

Standard - BINGE from Telstra
  • Telstra Postpaid: 3 mths free
  • Standard - BINGE from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Ad-free, on-demand shows & movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at once
  • $0/mth
$0/mth
Min Cost - $0 for Telstra postpaid customers (3 months), $14/mth afterwards

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream Foxtel with Foxtel Now

For a more conventional Foxtel TV experience via streaming, Foxtel Now is a great option. It allows you to choose a specific type of Foxtel Pack (Essentials, Sport, Drama, Movies, Docos, Kids) and watch shows, films or sports events within that genre. For good measure Foxtel Now currently offers a 10 day FREE trial so that you can check it out before choosing your preferred pack, and should you decide to subscribe you can cancel at any time.

Foxtel Now Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
All Packs
  • 10 day free trial
  • All Packs
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Premium dramas from the UK & US. Live and On Demand
  • 25+ channels of Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Reality, News & Entertainment
  • $104/mth
$104/mth
Min Cost - $104 over 1 month

Essentials pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 25+ channels: Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Entertainment & more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
Min Cost - $25 over 1 month

Essentials + Drama Extra pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials + Drama Extra pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream the best from BBC, Universal, Fox Crime, and Fox One
  • Entertainment, drama, comedy, reality TV & lifestyle from Australia & around the world
  • $35/mth
$35/mth
Min Cost - $35 over 1 month

Essentials + Movies pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials + Movies pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • 11 TV channels full of the hottest Movies - ad free & a huge library
  • 25+ channels of Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy, Reality, News & Entertainment
  • $45/mth
$45/mth
Min Cost - $45 over 1 month

Essentials + Sports pack
  • 10 day free trial
  • Essentials + Sports pack
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream AFL and NRL on Fox Sports
  • + Formula 1, NBA, Baseball, V8 Supercars & much more
  • $54/mth
$54/mth
Min Cost - $54 over 1 month

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream Foxtel via Foxtel from Telstra

Another good option is Foxtel From Telstra. The name describes exactly what it is – the full Foxtel service with the same iQ4 box, channels and channel packs, but sold through Telstra where you can bundle it in with your broadband and home phone to save money. Foxtel From Telstra prices tend to be cheaper than Foxtel direct and there’s also more choice offered with Telstra – including the option to add a streaming solution by including a Telstra TV 3 box in your bundle.

Foxtel from Telstra Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Foxtel Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Professional Installation fee waived for standard installations.
  • Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ entertainment & drama channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $49/mth
$49/mth
Min Cost - $49

Movies HD + Foxtel Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Movies HD + Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus & movies HD channels
  • Ad-break free & On Demand
  • $50/mth
$50/mth
Min Cost - $50. $69/mth after 12 mths.

Sports HD + Foxtel Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Sports HD + Foxtel Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus & sports channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $50/mth
$50/mth
Min Cost - $50. $74/mth after 12 mths.

Premium
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional Installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus, sports & movies HD channels
  • Foxtel On Demand: access to tv shows & movies
  • $70/mth
$70/mth
Min Cost - $70. $99/mth after 12 mths.

Platinum Plus
  • 20,000 Telstra Plus bonus points. New customers only.
  • Professional Installation, iQ Box rental and standard connection fees waived. New customers only.
  • Platinum Plus
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Set-top Box Included
  • Netflix Standard Plan included
  • 50+ Foxtel Plus, sports, movies, drama & docos channels
  • $99/mth
$99/mth
Min Cost - $99. $139/mth after 12 mths.

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream Fox Sports via Kayo

Whether it’s AFL, NRL, cricket, tennis, Formula One or any of the dozens of other sports on offer, Kayo is the number one for sports streaming. Costing only $25 per month – with no contracts and no hidden fees – Kayo is made for the modern sports fan who likes to watch events at home or on the move. It gives you access to all Fox Sports channels for just at a fraction of the price. And even better, comes with a 14 day trial so that you can check it out for free! Better yet, take advantage of Kayo from Telstra‘s offer to get $10/month off for 12 months ($20/month off for AFL or NRL Live Pass customers). 

Kayo Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Basic Plan for Telstra Live Pass customers
  • Redeem by 31/5. Telstra Live Pass customers only.
  • Basic Plan for Telstra Live Pass customers
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on 3 devices concurrently
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $5/mth
$5/mth
Min Cost - $5/month for first 12 mths, $25/month afterwards

Basic
  • New Customers: 14 Day Trial
  • Basic
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on two devices
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $25/mth
$25/mth
$25/month after 14 days free trial; no lock-in contracts.

Premium
  • New Customers: 14 Day Trial
  • Premium
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • SD or HD, stream on three devices
  • Watch Live NRL, AFL, Super Rugby + more
  • $35/mth
$35/mth
$0 for two-week free trial, $35 for Premium subscription; no lock-in contracts.

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream Sport with DAZN or Sports Flick

There’s also a couple of other new players in the sports streaming market that have landed in Australia recently. If you like all things boxing, then DAZN is a great option for live fights and documentaries, and it is all available for only $2.99 per month. That means you can see fights involving the like of Anthony Joshua, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin live and on demand throughout the year.

Sports Flick has also entered the fray, broadcasting lesser known competitions from well-known sports, such as the UEFA Women’s Champions League and Australian Baseball live and on demand. Sports Flick currently has a free 3-day trial so that you can sample it all right now.

DAZN & Sports Flick Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly
  • Monthly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Available on multiple devices
  • Get access to the widest range of sports
  • $14.99/mth
$14.99/mth
Min Cost - $14.99 over 1 month

Monthly
  • Monthly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Watch on multiple devices with the DAZN app
  • Exclusive boxing
  • $2.99/mth
$2.99/mth
Min Cost - $2.99 over 1 month

Annual
  • Annual
  • 12 Month Contract
  • Available on multiple devices
  • Get access to the widest range of sports
  • $99.99/365 days
$99.99/365 days
Min Cost - $99.99 over 1 year

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream Movies with Telsta TV Box Office

For the much more recent, straight-from-the-cinema movies, meanwhile, the recently launched Telstra TV Box Office is a great place to look, especially if you’ve got the Telstra TV box (though it’s not required to use the service). Coupled with a Telstra broadband bundle, you can rent movies instantly on your Telstra account.

Telstra TV Box Office Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Pay Per View
  • No Subscription Fee
  • Pay Per View
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Latest releases from the cinema
  • Huge library of movies & tv shows
  • $/ days
$/ days
You can only purchase TV shows, not rent them.
Min Cost - Depending on title

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream Movies via Amazon

Amazon Prime Video has a surprisingly deep movie library that features both current titles and some truly obscure gems from back in the 1980s. You can subscribe to all three of these services in high definition for a little over 30 bucks a month, incredible value for what you get.

Amazon Prime Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly Subscription
  • 30-day free trial
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Titles available in 4K
  • Use 3 screens at the same time
  • $6.99/mth
$6.99/mth
$6.99/month after 30 days free trial

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream Family Entertainment with Disney+

Not only does Disney + have a vast range of classic animated movies from the companies illustrious past, but it also has modern epic franchises like Star Wars and Marvel, both owned by the Disney Corporation. Add to that films from Disney’s studios and 20th Century Fox, docos from National Geographic and kids content from the Disney Channel.

Disney Plus also has only one plan, which offers great value at $8.99/month or $89.99/year, and can be watched on up to four devices at once. You get unlimited access to everything with 4K support and multiple screens, as well as the most comprehensive catalogue of Disney stuff you’ll find anywhere – from memorable animations to exciting blockbuster action.

Disney Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Yearly
  • Yearly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in HD on up to four devices
  • Downloads on up to 10 devices
  • $119.99/365 days
$119.99/365 days
Min Cost - $119.99 over 1 year (works out as $9.99/mth)

Monthly
  • Monthly
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream in HD on up to four devices
  • Downloads on up to 10 devices
  • $11.99/mth
$11.99/mth
Min Cost - $11.99 over 1 month

Last audited 09 April 2021

Stream award winning Documentaries

The documentary-only streaming service DocPlay – a 100% Australian operation – has been delivering the best in docos for a few years now, and if you’re into all things factual, it’s incredible value at less than $8 per month. New titles are constantly being added in a wide range of categories including history, music, health, crime, sports, fashion, biographies and more. You can test-drive the full DocPlay service for 30 days completely free, too.

Docplay Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly Subscription
  • 14-day free trial
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • New docos added weekly
  • Watch on your TV with Chromecast and AirPlay
  • $7.99/mth
$7.99/mth
$7.99/month after 14-day free trial

Last audited 09 April 2021

Reality TV Streaming

A streaming service that’s completely devoted to reality TV – it has over 6,000 episodes of it – hayu is well-designed, friendly and fun with a price tag to match, only $6.99 per month. Featuring some of the most in demand reality shows – including the famous Real Housewives franchise, Love & Hip Hop and Keeping up with the Kardashians, there’s more reality TV here than anyone can handle, with new content constantly arriving.

hayu Plans

Plan
Inclusions
Price
Monthly Subscription
  • Free trial
  • Monthly Subscription
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • hayu app: download shows
  • 6,500+ episodes of reality TV
  • $6.99/mth
$6.99/mth
Try for free – subscription required, 7 days free, auto-renews to $6.99AUD/month after unless cancelled.

Last audited 09 April 2021

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