Updated 8th December 2019
Foxtel’s 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 pack, 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 The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, and the movies, 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 50 plus unique sporting codes available live, and you’ll get a bunch of world-class documentary channels 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.
What Channels are in the Platinum Plus Bundle?
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, MTV, TVH1TS, and BBC UKTV, and several drama networks – including BBC First and Fox Showcase – boasting some of the best TV from around the globe. Meanwhile, Movies Hits, Movies Greats, Movies Premiere and much more will give you your movie fix.
The best in sports can be found on the seven FOX Sports channels, as well as ESPN and beIN Sports, while Nat Geo Wild, Animal Planet and History will keep the more curious among you satisfied. And if you need to keep the kids entertained, the likes of Cartoon Network, Disney Channel 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 set top box) and free multiroom casting.
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 Pack||Channels Included||Highlights|
|Foxtel Plus||FOX8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, Fox Hits, Fox Funny, Fox Classics, Fox Crime, Fox One, Fox Showcase, Lifestyle, TLC, Discovery Channel, National Geographic, BBC First, 13th Street, BBC Earth, 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||Game of Thrones, Outlander, Mr. Robot, Wentworth, Big Little Lies, The Walking Dead, Chernobyl|
|Sports HD Pack||FOX Cricket, FOX Footy, FOX League, FOX Sports 503/505/506/507, beIN Sports 1/2/3, ESPN, ESPN2, Eurosport, FOX Sports Ultra HD||Australian summer of cricket, NBA, NFL, Hyundai A-League|
|Movies HD Pack||Premiere Movies, Kids Movies, Family Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, Thriller Movies, Hits Movies, Greats Movies, Romance Movies, Ultra HD Movies||The Hustle, The Favourite, Vox Lux, Deadpool 2, Aquaman|
|Favourites Pack||Crime+Investigation, History, The Comedy Channel, A&E, Nat Geo Wild, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle Food, SyFy, Box Sets, Animal Planet, Discovery Turbo, Style, Discovery Science||Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, The Jim Jeffries Show, Just For Laughs Australia, Decoding the Great Pyramid|
|Kids Pack||Cartoon Network, Disney Channel, CBeebies, Nickelodeon, Discovery Kids||Adventure Time, Thomas and Friends, Lego Ninjago, Where the Wild Things Are|
What are the top shows and sports available in Platinum Plus?
There’s plenty to keep lovers of all genres happy in the Platinum
How much does the Platinum Plus Bundle 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 ($125) and installation ($100) fees waived, but if you’re lucky you might be able to sign up during an offer period for a significant reduction.
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 onto your regular Telstra bill if you like). They have a special offer for new customers that will give you the Platinum Plus bundle for only $99 a month for a full year – a saving of $40 each and every month.
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.
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. Check out the eligible devices below:
|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 Foxtel in 4K
Recently, the Foxtel 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 picture
How to sign up
Accessing the Foxtel Platinum Plus Bundle is easy. Simply give the friendly Foxtel From Telstra sales team a call at 1800 007 769. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be tuning into your
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 Australian homes, it offers an array of television across all genres unrivalled in the country – and the Platinum HD pack lets you enjoy every second of it. 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 sign up to a new plan, or to ask a question about billing or technical issues, you can call 131 999 at various times of the week depending on your query or problem. For a full list of available contact methods and customer service hours, check out our Foxtel contact page.