Best of TV From Around the World With Foxtel Now Drama Pack


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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 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 Packs

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

Last audited 11 May 2021

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.

  • BBC UKTV
  • Fox One
  • BBC First
  • Fox SciFi
  • Fox Sleuth
  • Universal
  • Fox Crime

Essentials

The majority of the channels you’ll get to choose from come in the base Essentials pack and include Fox Showcase, FOX8, MTV, Arena, Fox Funny, Fox Comedy, Boxsets, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, E!, TLC, Fox Sports News, Sky News, Sky News Weather, Sky News UK, Sky News Extra, Fox News, CNN, TVSN, Bloomberg Television, BBC World News, CNBC, MTV Hits, MTV Classic, Club MTV, CMT, Nick Music, Foxtel Arts, Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2, and Sky Thoroughbred Central.

For the full list of channels that you can get with each Foxtel Now channel pack, check out the table below:

Foxtel Now

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Full list of Foxtel Now Channels by genre

Channel PackChannels Included
Essentials (Pop & Lifestyle)Fox Showcase, FOX8, MTV, Fox Funny, Fox Comedy, Fox 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, Foxtel Arts, MTV Hits, MTV Classic, Club MTV, CMT, Nick Music, Boxsets, Bloomberg Television, BBC World News, CNBC, Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2, Sky Thoroughbred Central
SportFOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2
MoviesMovies Premiere, Movies Kids, Movies Drama, Movies Action, Movies Romance, Movies Thriller, Movies Family, Movies Comedy, Movies Hits, Movies Greats, Lifetime Movie Network
Drama ExtraBBC First, UKTV, Fox Crime, Universal, Fox One, Fox SciFi, Fox Sleuth
KidsCartoon Network, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Boomerang
DocosDiscovery Channel, National Geographic, Discovery Turbo, Crime + Investigation, A&E, BBC Earth, History, Nat Geo WILD, Animal Planet, Investigation ID

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 $10.99 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. Then there’s streaming service BINGE offered from $10/month. If you’re a Telstra postpaid consumer, you can get 3 months free subscription.

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. You can even redeem it at Telstra Plus’ Rewards Store if you’re a member and you have sufficient points for it.

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Foxtel Alternatives

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 - 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

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

Basic - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Contract, Cancel anytime
  • Basic - Netflix from Telstra
  • No Lock-in Contract
  • Stream on one device at a time
  • Watch in SD
  • $10.99/mth
$10.99/mth
Min Cost - 10.99 over 1 month

Last audited 12 May 2021

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 Go

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:

  • iOS and Android phones and tablets
  • PC and Mac computers via Chrome or Safari browsers
  • Chromecast (Multiroom subscribers only)
  • Apple TV via AirPlay (Multiroom subscribers only)
  • Newer smart TVs via the Foxtel app (Multiroom subscribers only)

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 1300 130 799, any time from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

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