Updated 23 October 2021
The Foxtel Platinum Plus bundle is one of the most comprehensive entertainment packages you could hope to find. Boasting a range of great channels across virtually every genre imaginable and available in High Definition, this pack will take your viewing experience to the next level.
What do I get in the Foxtel Platinum Plus bundle?
Everything Foxtel has to offer can be found in the Platinum Plus bundle, meaning the range of genres available is pretty diverse. The entirety of the Foxtel Plus base pack is included, giving you everything from comedy to lifestyle to fashion. Then there are the drama channels, which give you the likes of Wentworth, The Walking Dead, and HBO’s latest series The White Lotus, and movies to watch, from the latest releases to the old classics.
And that’s far from all. The range of sport available is unmatched by any other service in the country with over 50 unique sporting codes available live and on-demand with the Sports HD pack, and you’ll get a bunch of world-class documentary channels with the likes of National Geographic and BBC Earth for those who prefer non-fiction. And finally, there are the Kids channels, which boast more than enough to keep the little ones entertained for as long as you need.
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The world’s best dramas, live & on-demand sport, latest TV and movies, all in one place. Enjoy $10/mth off for a year when you get a 12-month Foxtel bundle or score $30/mth off when you pick Platinum Plus!
Foxtel Platinum Channels
Considering it includes literally all of Foxtel, it’s unsurprising that there’s plenty of channels available in this package. There are dozens of entertainment channels, including the likes of FOX8, FOX Funny, and BBC UKTV, and several drama networks – including BBC First, Fox Classics, and Fox Showcase – boasting some of the best TV from around the globe. Meanwhile, Movies Hits, Movies Greats, Movies Premiere, and the newly added Lifetime Movie Network, and much more will give you your movie fix.
The best in sports can be found on the seven FOX Sports channels such as Fox Footy, Fox Cricket, Fox League (there’s Fox Sports Ultra HD for those with iQ4 box and 4K TV), as well as ESPN and beIN Sports, while National Geographic, Animal Planet, Sky News, BBC World News, and History will keep the more curious among you satisfied. For sports-related current events, there’s Fox Sports News to keep you informed on the latest sporting events. And if you need to keep the kids entertained, the likes of Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon have you covered.
Platinum Plus also includes a full Netflix subscription (perfect for the Netflix app that’s just been added to the iQ4 box)
Full list of Foxtel channels by pack
Channels included – FOX8, FOX Comedy, BBC UKTV, FOX Arena, MTV, Universal TV, FOX Crime, FOX SHOWCASE, FOX One, BBC First, FOX Sleuth, TLC, E!, FOX Classics, FOX Funny, Lifestyle, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC Earth, Nick Jr., Boomerang, Animal Planet, PBS Kids, MTV Hits, MTV Classic, Club MTV, CMT, Nick Music, Foxtel Music, FOX Docos, FOX SPORTS NEWS, Sky Racing 1, Sky Racing 2, Sky Thoroughbred Central, Sky News, Sky News Extra, Sky News Weather, Sky News UK, BBC World News, FOX News, CNN, Expo, CGTN, CGTN Documentary, NHK World, Aurora, Bloomberg Television, CNBC, Aljazeera, Daystar, SBN, RT, TVSN, Australian Christian Channel, TRT World, Hillsong Channel
Highlights – The Walking Dead, Wentworth, American Crime Story, Vigil,
Sports HD Pack:
Channels Included – FOX CRICKET, FOX LEAGUE, FOX SPORTS 503, FOX SPORTS 505, FOX SPORTS 506, FOX FOOTY, FOX SPORTS MORE, ESPN, ESPN2, beIN SPORTS 1, beIN SPORTS 2, beIN SPORTS 3
Highlights – NBA, US Open Golf, NRL, AFL, MotoGP, F1, Cricket, Supercars, UFC
Movies HD Pack:
Channels Included – Movies Premiere, Movies Action, Movies Comedy, Movies Drama, Movies Family, Movies Greats, Movies Hits, Movies Kids, Movies Romance, Movies Thriller, Lifetime Movie Network
Highlights – The Witches, Honest Thief, Redemption Day, Happiest Season, The Croods: A New Age, Tenet, The New Mutants
Channels Included – Crime + Investigation, HISTORY, A&E, Nat Geo WILD, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, FOX SciFi, BoxSets, Discovery Turbo, Investigation Discovery
Highlights – The Great Kenyan Bakeoff, Heavy Rescue: 401, Fastest Cars in the Dirty South, Deadly Women, Storage Wars, Unusual Suspects
Channels Included – CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks
Highlights – Barbie: Big City Big Dreams, We Bare Bears, The Gumball Chronicles, Side Hustle, Andy’s Safari Adventures, Go Jetters
What are the top shows and sports available in Platinum Plus?
There’s plenty to keep lovers of all genres happy in the Platinum Plus bundle, but we’ve listed some of your best options across various genres below:
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What about Foxtel Movies?
Movie buffs will find Foxtel’s Movies HD package more than inviting with top-quality shows and movies. In this bundle are 11 movie channels with 1000+ movies you can watch on-demand. Some of the channels include Foxtel Movies Kids, Foxtel Movies Drama, Foxtel Movies Family, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Greats, and Foxtel Movies Thriller. There’s also Movies Ultra HD 4K TV.
How much does Platinum Plus cost?
As the most comprehensive package, the Platinum pack obviously comes at a price, but you can pay significantly less than if you bundled the cost of each pack individually. It’s all typically available for $139/month with the iQ4 set-top box ($150), standard connection ($35), and installation ($100) fees waived if you sign up for 12 months, but if you’re lucky you might be able to sign up during an offer period for a significant reduction. If you want to bundle Foxtel with everything else, this is the plan for you.
No lock-in contract plans are also available for those who prefer flexible terms, however, discounts (if there were any) don’t apply and setup costs aren’t waived. Currently, new customers can get Foxtel Platinum Plus for only $99/mth for an entire year. This offer ends 26/10/2021, so if this sounds like a deal you don’t want to miss, sign up today to qualify for this money-saving offer. If it’s a free trial offer you’re going for, that’s something that streaming services usually provide, like Foxtel Now.
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Foxtel Platinum Plus Alternatives
Foxtel from Telstra
A much better alternative is to sign up through Foxtel from Telstra, which gives you the exact same Foxtel service, just billed and managed by Telstra (it can go to your regular Telstra bill if you like). They have a special offer for new customers that will give you this bundle for only $99 a month for a full year – a saving of $30 each and every month with 20,000 Telstra Plus Bonus Points included.
If the idea of paying even that much for TV entertainment sounds like a bit too much of a budget-stretcher, though, don’t worry – thanks to the rapid growth of streaming TV in this country, there are plenty of low-cost options for getting your sports and entertainment fix. But if you want the exact Foxtel service, Foxtel from Telstra is your best bet.
Score more with Foxtel from Telstra
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Foxtel’s streaming service, Foxtel Now, offers most of Foxtel’s programming in different channel packs. While Foxtel Plus includes premium channels like BBC First, Fox One, and Universal, they’re placed in a different Foxtel Now channel pack called Drama Extra. Another difference is that while Foxtel calls their comprehensive bundle Platinum Plus, Foxtel Now calls it the All Packs. Platinum Plus costs $139/mth while All Packs can be had for $104/mth.
Sports HD and Movies HD, however, are the same as Foxtel’s offerings. Of course, not all Foxtel channels will be on Foxtel Now. So while Plus has over 90 channels of the world’s best TV shows, movies, docos, and more, Foxtel Now’s All Packs just have over 70 of them.
However, most of the premium channels you’d want to access like Fox Showcase are included in Foxtel Now. The streaming service is also a great alternative since there’s no installation required and no lock-in contract. New customers can even try all channel packs with a 10-day free trial.
Stream TV Shows, Movies and Sports – Live and On Demand
Watch sports and entertainment with Foxtel Now’s 10 day free trial. Or, get Foxtel Now Essentials + Sport for only $29/mth for 3 months! Offer ends 31 Jan 2022.
Foxtel Platinum HD Devices
Foxtel isn’t only available to watch directly on your TV – you can also stream it to a range of eligible devices through the Foxtel Go App, which can be downloaded for free.
To stream wherever you are, the Foxtel Go app is included in your Foxtel plan, whether that’s Foxtel Plus, Sports HD, Movies HD, Premium, or Platinum Plus. The Foxtel Go app also lets 5 devices and watch any two at the same time. The content you can stream using the Foxtel Go app is included in your subscription, from Foxtel movies and TV shows to the biggest sports, live and on-demand.
Check out the eligible devices for Foxtel Go below:
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)
– Google Nest: Yes – Via compatible Chromecast device connected or built-in to your TV
– Apple TV: Yes – Via AirPlay (only on Multiroom service)
– Smart TVs: Yes – Via casting only (only on Multiroom service)
Watching Foxtel in 4K Ultra HD
Foxtel’s viewing experience got even better with the addition of two 4K channels. 4K, or Ultra HD, uses four times as many pixels as High Definition and 20 times as many as Standard Definition to create a never seen before. If you have an iQ4 box or the new iQ5 and a 4K-compatible TV, head to Fox Sports Ultra HD to watch a range of great sports or Movies Ultra HD for some of the world’s best movies in Ultra High Definition.
Foxtel iQ5 set-top box
Foxtel’s iQ4 box introduced the new Foxtel Experience where the world’s biggest TV shows like Game of Thrones, live sports (some available in 4K Ultra HD), blockbuster movies, alongside Netflix, YouTube, and catch-up TV, are all in one place. The iQ4 box is now replaced by the new iQ5, which gives customers the option to connect via their internet connection instead of iQ4’s satellite installation setup. This new iQ box is initially pre-released to mostly cable customers but will be widely available to satellite customers soon.
How to get Foxtel
Accessing Foxtel’s most comprehensive bundle is easy. Simply give the friendly Foxtel sales team a call at 1300 130 799, or at 13 22 00 if you’ll sign up via Telstra. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be tuning in to your favorite sports and shows before you know it.
With over 20 years of experience in the subscription TV industry, it’s little surprise that Foxtel is Australia’s most popular entertainment service. Beaming into almost half of the Australian homes, it offers an array of television across all genres unrivaled in the country, – and the Platinum HD pack lets you enjoy every second of it with premium bundles like the Sports HD bundle. For more information about Foxtel, take a look at our comprehensive Foxtel review.
Get in contact with Foxtel
If you need to speak with Foxtel for whatever reason, be it to ask about your billing, or to ask a question about package changes or technical issues, you can call 1300 130 799 if you’re a new customer at various times of the week depending on your query or problem.
Those who want to get Foxtel can also call the same number. For other queries like getting bundles services, support, account, trending 2021 Foxtel shows and movies, and other topics, Foxtel’s Help Centre provides plenty of articles that can answer your questions. For a full list of available contact methods and customer service hours, check out our Foxtel contact page.