Foxtel Now’s Drama pack includes some of the best TV from around the world, all able to be streamed direct to a number of devices. A dream for lovers of drama, these channels will keep you on the edge of your seat.
What do I get in the Foxtel Now Drama pack?
As the name might suggest, drama is a major selling point for this pack. However, the way Foxtel Now’s packages are set up means you will first need to purchase the base Essentials pack (which includes Pop and Lifestyle channels) with the Drama pack as an add-on, and as a result you will also be able to tune into comedies, documentaries, reality TV, and of course, more drama.
What Channels are in the Foxtel Now Drama Pack?
The majority of the channels in this pack actually come from the Essentials pack, with the drama component of the package only including five channels.
The majority of the channels you’ll get to choose from come in the base Essentials pack and include Fox Showcase, FOX8, The Comedy Channel, MTV, Fox Funny, Fox Hits, Arena, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, E!, TLC, Fox News, Fox Sports News, Sky News, Sky News Weather, Sky News UK, Sky News Extra, CNN, TVSN, Smooth Arts, V, Max, MTV Music, MTV Dance, CMC, Boxsets, Bloomberg Television, BBC World News, and CNBC.
For the full list of channels that you can get with each Foxtel Now channel pack, check out the table below:
Full list of Foxtel Now Channels by genre
|Channel Pack||Channels Included|
|Essentials (Pop & Lifestyle)||Fox Showcase, FOX8, Comedy Central, MTV, Fox Funny, Fox Hits, Arena, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, E!, TLC, Fox News, Fox Sports News, Sky News, Sky News Weather, Sky News UK, Sky News Extra, CNN, TVSN, Smooth Arts, V, Max, MTV Music, MTV Dance, CMC, Boxsets, Bloomberg Television, BBC World News, CNBC|
|Sport||FOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2|
|Movies||Movies Premiere, Movies Kids, Movies Drama, Movies Action, Movies Romance, Movies Thriller, Movies Family, Movies Comedy, Movies Hits, Movies Greats|
|Drama Extra||BBC First, UKTV, Fox Crime, Universal, Fox One, Fox SciFi, Fox Sleuth|
|Kids||Cartoon Network, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Boomerang|
|Docos||Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Discovery Turbo, Crime + Investigation, A&E, BBC Earth, History, Nat Geo WILD, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery|
What are the Top Shows in the Foxtel Now Drama Extra Pack?
Many of the world’s most popular television shows are available in the Foxtel Now Drama Extra pack with the Essentials bundle. Take a look at some of the best of them below:
How Much Does the Foxtel Now Drama Pack Cost?
The Foxtel Now Drama pack is one of the cheaper options available to you. Before you purchase the Drama pack as an add-on, you need to first buy the Essentials pack, which will cost you $25/month. Once you’ve done that, the Drama pack is available for just $10/month extra, for a total of $35/month. With no extra fees on top, that is a small price to pay for a whole lot of great TV.
But what about if you’re on a tight budget and want some more affordable options for your drama viewing? $35/month isn’t too bad for the access you get to shows from networks like HBO – but there’s a lot of options out there that offer even better value for money – as well as shows you can’t see anywhere else. Before you sign up for the $35/month price, take a look at these much cheaper options!
Foxtel Now Special Offer: Free Access to Drama Extra, Docos & Kids
Foxtel wants to make sure you get the entertainment you deserve while staying home. That’s why effective 26th March 2020 until 30 June 2020, Foxtel Now customers will have access to more content with the addition of Drama Extra, Docos and Kids tiers on top of your Essentials (Pop and Lifestyle) pack. There’s no need for activation as these channels have already been automatically opened. Enjoy 22 additional channels of compelling drama, documentaries, as well as fun kids shows at no extra costs, plus catch up on whole seasons of your favourite shows with Foxtel’s Boxsets channel now available as part of the Pop pack.
What are the Foxtel Now Streaming Alternatives?
First and foremost on anyone’s list of places to head to for some of the most talked-about drama right now is, of course, streaming giant Netflix. While the world-leading streaming service got its start by streaming shows and movies made by other companies, these days they produce a huge amount of their own content, including some of the most talked-about drama shows on the planet. From the ’80s-set adventure of Stranger Things, the devilishly dark and humorous Lucifer, or the gritty action of Marvel shows like Jessica Jones and Daredevil, there’s something for everyone and it’s all ready to stream on demand. They even have fan favourite Outlander – in 4K!
Netflix starts at $9.99 per month, but if you’re keen to spend even less, Amazon Prime Video might be just what you’re looking for. Featuring original shows like the multi-award-winning Marvelous Mrs Maisel, thrilling action-adventure in Hanna or dark comedy in Good Omens, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into – at only $6.99 a month, or $59 for a whole year.
And if you’re looking for the perfect device to stream everything you can throw at it, the Telstra TV 3 is the one to grab. Available free with Telstra’s current broadband bundles or available to purchase outright, it’s a brilliant little box that also happens to be the perfect way to stream everything from Foxtel Now to Netflix.
Foxtel Now Drama Devices
Foxtel Now allows anyone with a wifi connection and an eligible device to stream all the content available to them through their pack, wherever they may be. And the list of eligible devices is significant – we’ve listed them all below:
If none of these are available to you, you also have the choice of watching through the Foxtel Play app – essentially the same service but without certain updates, namely the ability to stream in HD. Devices compatible with Foxtel Play are:
For a complete list of all compatible Foxtel Now devices, check out the table below:
|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 iOS 9.35 or above)|
|Android Mobiles/Tablets||Yes||Via native app (Lollipop 5.0 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||Foxtel Play only|
|Samsung, LG Smart TVs||Yes||2017 models and above|
If you’re already a subscriber to Foxtel via satellite or cable, you have free access to Foxtel Go – a streaming service that works very much like Foxtel Now, but on a more limited range of devices. You can access the Foxtel Go app on the following devices:
How to sign up
Signing up to Foxtel Now’s Drama pack is easy. Simply head to the Foxtel Now website, click on ‘Sign Up’, and add the relevant packs to your cart. You’ll first choose the Essentials pack and then the Drama pack in this case, and you’ll be streaming before you know it. If you want to try before you buy, you can take all of the channel packs for a test drive for a full ten days by signing up for the Foxtel Now free trial – which won’t cost you a cent unless you decide to keep streaming after the trial ends.
Foxtel Now review
Foxtel Now lets you enjoy all that Australia’s most popular subscription service has to offer without having to get anything installed. It allows you to tune in to all your favourite shows without needing to be at home, on the couch, at a specific time, giving you more flexibility to watch what you want, when you want it. To learn more about Foxtel Now, take a look at our in-depth Foxtel Now review.
Get in contact with Foxtel Now
To get started with Foxtel’s Essentials+Drama package, you can get in touch with a Foxtel representative who’ll get you all set up by calling 131 999, any time from 9am to 7pm weekdays and 10am to 6pm on Saturdays.