How to Watch Sports and Drama with Foxtel Sports HD Pack


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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 F1 Grand Prix, the 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.

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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.

Sport HD

  • Fox Footy
  • Fox League
  • Fox Cricket
  • Fox Sports 503/505/506/507
  • beIN Sports 1-3
  • ESPN 1 & 2

Bonus: Fox Sports Ultra HD (on compatible 4K TVs).

Foxtel Plus

  • Fox Showcase
  • BBC First
  • FOX8
  • Fox One
  • BBC UKTV
  • Universal

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

Channel PackChannels IncludedHighlights
Foxtel PlusFOX8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Hits, 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 Music, MTV Dance, Channel V, MAX, Foxtel Smooth Arts, CMC, Foxtel Music, FOX Sports News, SKY Racing, 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 WorldGame of Thrones, Outlander, Mr. Robot, Wentworth, Strike Back, The Walking Dead, Westworld
Sports HD PackFOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, FOX Sports Ultra HDNRL, AFL, NBA, NFL, Hyundai A-League
Movies HD PackPremiere Movies, Kids Movies, Family Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller Movies, Hits Movies, Greats Movies, Romance Movies, Ultra HD MoviesRocketman, The Favourite, Detective Pikachu, Deadpool 2, Yesterday, Aquaman
Favourites PackCrime+Investigation, History, The Comedy Channel, A&E, Nat Geo Wild, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, Fox SciFi, Box Sets, Discovery Turbo, Investigation DiscoveryLast Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Jim Jeffries Show, Just For Laughs Australia, Decoding the Great Pyramid
Kids PackCartoon Network, CBeebies, NickelodeonSpongeBob SquarePants, Henry Danger, DC Super Hero Girls

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 while not missing a moment of the drama and entertainment everyone’s talking about. 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. And right now there’s a discount offer available that gives you the Sports HD bundle for only under $60/month – be quick! 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 with the iQ4 box supplied free of charge. 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 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.

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. 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 for free with selected Telstra broadband plans – give them a call on 1800 007 769 to find out more.

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Want to watch Foxtel Sports HD on an iQ4 box?

iQ4

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:

Device Available? User Guide
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 TVsYesVia 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!

Foxtel Review

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.

Contacting Foxtel

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 131 999 and follow the prompts. To get started with Foxtel from Telstra, you can get in touch by calling 1800 007 769, and customise your Foxtel service precisely to your needs.

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