Foxtel’s Entertainment Plus combo gives you a huge bundle of channels to play with, covering all the various genres included under the broad title of ‘entertainment’. With dozens of options at your command, 24 hours a day, there’ll always be something to keep you entertained.
Who’s the Plan For?
Australians are fortunate enough to have access to great television from around the world – getting the best TV from the US, England, Europe and right here at home. But to fit all that content in, you’ll need more channels than just the basics you get on free-to-air – ands that’s where Foxtel comes in.
With the Entertainment Pack’s diverse range of 45 channels of all kinds, and Entertainment Plus adding even more, this plan if perfect for anyone who likes to turn on the TV and check out what’s on, no matter what mood you’re in.
What Channels are Included?
We weren’t kidding when we said you get a lot of channels to surf through – this plan’s packed with 53 channels of all kinds, covering everything from chat shows to dramas, from comedy to music, as well as news and docos.
The channels the Entertainment pack brings you: Fox8, UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, 111 Funny, TV Hits, Fox Classics, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Disney Junior, Nick Jr, Boomerang, MTV Music, MTV Dance, V, Max, Smooth/Arts, CMC, Sky News, Fox Sports News, Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sky Racing 1, Fox News, Sky News UK, Your Money, BBC World News, Sky News Extra, CNN, Sky News Weather, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg, CNBC, RT, Aljazeera English, Expo, TVSN, AccTV, Daystar, SBN, Hillsong, TRT World.
On top of that, you get the Entertainment Plus pack, which adds eight more premium channels: Comedy Channel, SyFy, Style, TLC, E!, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food and A&E.
For the full list of channels that you can get with each Foxtel channel pack, check out the table below:
|Channel Pack||Channels Included|
|Entertainment||FOX8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, TVHits, Very Funny, FOX Classics, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, Disney Jr., 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, Your Money, 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|
|Sport||FOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, Eurosport|
|Drama||FOX Showcase, Binge, BoxSets, BBC First, 13th Street|
|Movies||Premiere Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Masterpiece Movies, Family Movies, Disney Movies, Thriller Movies, Movie Greats, More Movies, Romance Movies|
|Entertainment Plus||The Comedy Channel, Syfy, Style, TLC, A&E, E!, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food|
|Docos||Nat Geo Wild, History, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, Crime+Investigation|
|Kids||Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids|
|Specialty Channels||BoxSets, Antenna Pacific, RAI International, Sky Racing+|
No surprisingly with a name like the Entertainment Plus Combo, there’s entertainment galore to be found across the huge range of channels that you get. We’ve listed some of the best of it below:
How Much Does It Cost?
Despite the huge range of channels on offer when you purchase the Entertainment Plus Combo plan, the price is more than reasonable. For just $39/month on a 12-month plan you’ll get all the entertainment you can dream of – though if you want the iQ4 box you will also pay a $100 standard install fee and a $125 equipment fee.
A better option, then, could be Foxtel from Telstra. One of those times when the name says it all, Foxtel from Telstra is quite literally, the exact same Foxtel service, but billed by Telstra. For a good long while now, there’s been some distinct advantages to getting your Foxtel this way, with real savings to be made with some packages and plans.
In the case of the Entertainment Plus combo, the basic option is effectively the same price as what you’d get from Foxtel – $39 – but unlike Foxtel, your iQ4 box and installation is free, saving you more than $200 right there. But thanks to some very keen pricing cleverness on Foxtel from Telstra’s behalf, you’d be wise to consider using one of their more special packs as a base to add Entertainment Plus to.
For instance, the Entertainment + Drama or Entertainment + Movie Pass cost just $30/month for the first 12 months – only a dollar more than the base Entertainment pack. Then you can add Entertainment Plus to arrive at a bundle that gives you everything Foxtel does – plus either premium movies or drama and free installation and an iQ4, all for only a dollar extra.
It’s deals like that which makes it well worth giving Foxtel from Telstra a call as your first choice. You can get in touch with their friendly team on 1800 007 769 and they’ll give you a full run-down of the available options, so you can get yourself your entertainment – and something really nice as an extra almost for nothing!
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Of course, with the streaming revolution in full swing these days, millions of Australians are turning to alternative sources of entertainment and ditching both broadcast and satellite TV altogether. The reason is simple – choice and cost. Streaming services are flexible, diverse, contract-free and compared to traditional pay TV like Foxtel, exceptionally cheap.
Exactly which streaming services you’d want to pick are going to depend on exactly what you’d watch with a general entertainment channel pack like Foxtel’s. There’s a bit of everything there – reality TV, drama, docos, news and music.
A good first stop is always going to be the mighty Netflix, with its vast array of content of all types and a constant stream of new shows and movies. Priced starting at $9.99 a month it’s easy and affordable, and the amount of content you get for your money is phenomenal. Amazon Prime Video, at a mere $6.99 a month or $59 per year (with a load of extra Amazon perks) is arguably an even better deal, and has a very diverse range of content, from premium original drama to cheesy low-budget docos and everything in between.
But streaming is extremely well suited to niche interests too. Reality fans will want to try fan favourite hayu, which only streams reality TV – and has amassed a library of over 5000 hours of it, with new episodes added just about every day. And devoted documentary fans will love DocPlay, which streams docos of all kinds from Australia and around the world. Both of these services are only $6.99 a month as well, and both can be tried for a full month completely free to see if their content is what you’re after.
Maybe the best way to combine general entertainment and TV, though, is to use a device that merges streaming and live TV. The new Telstra TV 3 does exactly that, acting as a TV hub with its seamless integration of free to air channels and all the major streaming services. With smart global searching and voice control, this Roku-designed box is a one-stop streaming shop that’s available free with selected Telstra Broadband plans – give Telstra a call on 1800 007 769 to find out more.
Not only can you watch everything Foxtel’s Entertainment Plus Combo package has to offer on your big screen TV, but thanks to Foxtel Go – Foxtel’s live and on-demand streaming services – you can also stream it all straight to an eligible device. Available on everything from mobile phones and tablets to desktop and laptop computers, Foxtel Go lets you take these great channels with you, wherever you are.
|iQ2||Yes||No streaming option, or apps. No HD playback|
|iQ3||Yes||No app access|
|iQ4||Yes||Access to 4K content included|
|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)|
|Gaming Consoles (PS4, Xbox One, etc)||No|
Watching in HD
If you’re lucky enough to have a big shiny HD television in the loving room, you might want to see channels in HD when you possibly can. That’s easy to do with this plan – just add on the optional HD extra, which upgrades a range of channels to full HD for only $10 extra per month.
Streaming with Foxtel Go
If you’re lucky enough to have a big shiny HD television in the living room, you might want to see channels in HD when you possibly can. That’s easy to do with this plan – just add on the optional HD extra, which upgrades a range of channels to full HD for only $10 extra per month.
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 started with Foxtel’s Entertainment plan, you can pick up the phone call the friendly Foxtel from Telstra team on 1800 007 769, and they’ll be able to walk you through the available options, then get you all set up and ready to watch.