Foxtel’s Sports HD pack is the best plan for those looking to get more out of your Foxtel experience. With this plan, you can catch the latest in drama as well as get a front row seat to every second of the 2020 AFL and NRL seasons. Everything you need to enjoy is all in crisp high definition.
Why should I get Foxtel’s Sports HD Pack?
While Australia is a nation of unashamed sport fans, for many people that’s just one reason they turn on the TV and get settled in on the couch. We’re in one of the best times in history for TV drama, and some of the most acclaimed comes from legendary US network HBO – including, of course, Game of Thrones, which wrapped up its epic eighth and final season in front of millions of viewers.
The name says it all here – Foxtel’s Sports HD pack gives you the very best of premium live sport alongside the premium drama channels you can’t get anywhere else – all of it in HD and joined by a huge range of other entertainment channels for a total of 66.
What are the Top Sports and Shows on Foxtel?
This plan gives you the best of both worlds, letting you keep up to the second with live global coverage of the latest sports. Quality on-demand content of some other sports you want to relive, while not missing a moment of the drama and entertainment everyone’s talking about makes it more fun. Take a look at some of the best on offer below:
How Much Does Foxtel Sports HD cost?
Considering the sheer amount of content on offer in this comprehensive pack, the price is something that’ll surprise you – only $74 per month on a 12-month contract. Plus, there’s no setup charges, equipment fees or installation fees to worry about if you lock it in for 12 months – $74/month is all you’ll pay. You’ll also score monthly discounts depending on any ongoing promotions. Foxtel also offers TV plans with no lock-in contract, however, there are upfront costs amounting to $250 ($150 iQ4 box fee and $100 professional install fee).
But before you head straight for the “buy” button, it’s worth checking out the alternative – Foxtel from Telstra. The name says exactly what is is – full-fat Foxtel complete with the iQ4 box, but billed through Telstra (and therefore really handy if you already have other Telstra services – it can just be bundled onto your monthly bill).
Foxtel from Telstra’s Sports HD + Foxtel Plus pack is priced lower than Foxtel’s (for the first 12 months only), at $50 per month. But what sets Foxtel from Telstra apart is their lack of a lock-in contract – if you change your mind, you can cancel at any time (you’ll just have to pay the balance of the equipment fee that was waived). The lack of lock-in also gives you the freedom to experiment with other plans and packages – for example, you might decide to bump up to the all-included Platinum HD pack for only $99, or drop back to just Foxtel Plus for the bargain price of $49. Options are good, and Foxtel From Telstra gives you more of them – always a good thing.
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What Channels are Included with Foxtel Sports HD pack?
Drawing on Foxtel’s vast resources and access to Australian and international content, the channels included in the Sports HD pack cover everything you need for your sport fix, your drama craving and everyday TV viewing.
Bonus: Fox Sports Ultra HD (on compatible 4K TVs).
For the full list of channels that you can get with each Foxtel channel pack, check out the table below:
Full list of Foxtel Channels by genre
Channels included – FOX8, BBC UKTV, Fox Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Comedy, Fox Funny, Fox Classics, Fox Sleuth, Fox Crime, Fox One, Fox Showcase, Lifestyle, TLC, E!, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Animal Planet, BBC First, BBC Earth, Nick Jr., Boomerang, MTV Hits, MTV Classic, Club MTV, CMT, Nick Music, Foxtel Arts, Foxtel Music, FOX Sports News, SKY Racing, SKY Racing 2, SKY Thoroughbred Central, FOX News, SKY News, SKY News UK, SKY News Extra, SKY News Weather, BBC World News, CNN, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg TV, CNBC, Al Jazeera, RT, EXPO Channel, TVSN, ACCTV, Daystar, Sonlife, Hillsong, TRT World
Highlights – Perry Mason, The Singapore Grip, DC’s Stargirl, Wentworth Redemption, Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted, What We Do in the Shadows
Sports HD Pack:
Channels Included – FOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports Ultra HD
Highlights – NRL, AFL, 2020 MotoGP, Virgin Australia Supercars, 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship
Movies HD Pack:
Channels Included – Premiere Movies, Lifetime Movie Network, Kids Movies, Family Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller Movies, Hits Movies, Greats Movies, Romance Movies, Ultra HD Movies
Highlights – Jumanji: The Next Level, Ford v Ferrari, Doctor Sleep, Charlie’s Angels
Channels Included – Crime+Investigation, History, A&E, Nat Geo Wild, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, Fox SciFi, Box Sets, Discovery Turbo, Investigation Discovery
Highlights – Titans Of The 20th Century, Who Killed Jeffrey Epstein, The Redemption Project, Gino’s Italian Express
Channels Included – Cartoon Network, CBeebies, Nickelodeon
Highlights – SpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger, DC Super Hero Girls, Double Dare
What are the Foxtel Streaming Alternatives?
Of course, you’ve always got the option of not going with hardware-based Foxtel at all. The rapid rise of streaming TV has made a huge impact on the way we view TV of all types, and when it comes to both sports and drama, you can cover the bases without even needing to stick a satellite dish on your roof.
Score more with Foxtel from Telstra
Get Foxtel for less with Foxtel from Telstra. Get sports for $50 per month with Telstra, or $74 per month directly with Foxtel. Save more with Telstra.
Key to the concept of going with streaming is Kayo Sports, the new sports streaming service that’s getting rave reviews from its rapidly growing customer base. Armed with the hefty resources of Fox Sports – in other words, everything sport that’s on Foxtel – Kayo delivers your sport to you in a fresh, interactive way. You can stream live as it happens, watch on delay or days later on demand. Kayo adds innovative interactive features into the mix, too, such as real-time statistics, the clever Split View feature (allowing you to watch several games at the same time) and Key Moments so you can jump right to the action with ease.
Costing only $25 a month, it’s available as a free two week trial so you can try out the future of sports streaming for yourself.
And as for drama – well, look no further than global giant Netflix, which boasts a huge library of TV drama – both big names from other networks such as Outlander, and a huge collection of its own original productions, including acclaimed shows like Stranger Things and The Crown. With a monthly subscription starting at only $9.99 a month, it’s a must-have – and gives you a whole lot of content you can’t get anywhere else.
If you’re looking for the ideal device to stream Kayo, Netflix and many other services on, then the fantastic Telstra TV 3 should do the job perfectly. Designed by Roku in the US, this advanced box acts as a central hub for streaming and free to air TV, complete with interactive menus and voice control. It’s available as part of a package inclusion with selected Telstra broadband plans – give them a call on 13 22 00 to find out more.
Sign up to Kayo’s FREE 14 day trial offer
Live sport returns to Kayo, with every game and every round from the NRL and AFL, action from the Super Rugby, UFC and V8 Supercars – all available on Kayo’s 14 day trial.
Want to watch Foxtel Sports HD on an iQ4 box?
Included with the Sports HD pack for their satellite product is the new iQ4 box, Foxtel’s newest and most feature-packed device that lets you watch with ease, record hundreds of hours of TV and stream on demand all from the one easy user interface. It’s a compact powerhouse that’s ready to receive Foxtel’s new 4K channels as well. If you’re on a cable Foxtel connection, meanwhile, you’ll have a choice between the iQ3 (full featured but without 4K) or the classic iQ2.
Alternatively, you can stream everything available in the pack with Foxtel Go. Available on everything from mobile phones and tablets to desktop and laptop computers, Foxtel Go gives subscribers full access to their channels – live and on demand – from wherever they are, at home or out and about. With HD streaming now included and the ability to remotely set your iQ4 recording a show on the go, it’s incredibly handy and easy to use. And you can even start using Foxtel Go as soon as you’ve signed up for your pack – before the technician has even arrived to install your service! Check out the table below for a complete list of compatible Foxtel Go devices:
Devices supported on Foxtel/Foxtel Go
– PC/Mac: Yes – Web browser only (Chrome for PC; Chrome & Safari for Mac)
– iOS Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (iOS 9.3.5 or above)
– Android Mobile Devices: Yes – Via native app (Android 5 and above)
– Google Chromecast: Yes – Via casting (only on Multiroom service)
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Watching in 4K
With the Sports HD pack and the new iQ4 box, if you’ve got a 4K-capable TV you’re in for a treat. Foxtel’s new 4K sports channel delivers live sport in razor-sharp 4K quality, direct from the satellite – and at no extra charge. If you’ve been wanting to show off that new 4K TV, then this package could be just the way to do it!
With a huge range of channels delivering premium sport, drama, documentary and entertainment to millions across Australia, Foxtel’s a must-have for anyone who loves TV. Our in-depth Foxtel review explains why Foxtel’s something you want to have as a key part of your everyday life.
To get in touch with Foxtel for the answers to any questions about the Sports HD pack or other options, give them a call on 1300 130 799 and follow the prompts. To get started with Foxtel from Telstra, you can get in touch by calling 13 22 00, and customise your Foxtel service precisely to your needs.