Top 10 Shows to Stream Online with Foxtel Now in October


Whats on Foxtel Now – TV Show Top 10 Highlights

Foxtel Now has long established itself as one of the key players in the streaming game in Australia. That’s partly due to the platform’s affordable channel packs and partly due to the service’s growing on-demand library. Besides tuning in to see your favourite shows live, you can catch up with the episodes — or entire seasons — via the Foxtel Now library.

Foxtel is home to the latest hit shows from the US and the UK, plus a number of original series that are just as highly acclaimed. This month, we’re in for a treat with several returning shows starting off with Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season, as well as the season finale of The Walking Dead. Other shows to watch out for include BBC’s Les Misérables, plus new seasons of HBO’s Veep and Barry. Other fan favourites like DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Better Things also have new episodes arriving this month, so make sure to stay tuned.

Aside from watching it all via your iQ box, you can also stream your favourite shows on Foxtel via the Foxtel Go app on your devices completely for free. Check out our top picks and get on watching by subscribing to Foxtel’s channel packs, through which you can also access the Foxtel Go app for free to stream wherever and whenever you want.

Your Guide to The Best Content Available on Foxtel Now

If you’re in the mood for some binge-watching, then we highly recommend that you take a moment to review Foxtel Now, on which you can stream as much premium content as possible with their extensive library of hit shows such as Westworld, Wentworth and more.

For starters the selection of Foxtel Now channel packs are more affordable than their Foxtel TV counterparts, and the best part is that you can kick it off with a 10-day free trial, which gives you enough time to burn through full seasons of your favourite shows, movies and even sport! Given these options, here are our top 10 picks of shows to watch and stream on Foxtel and Foxtel Now this month.

  • Succession
  • Gogglebox Australia
  • Lambs of God
  • Divorce
  • Big Little Lies
  • Wentworth
  • Game of Thrones
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Ballers
  • Fear the Walking Dead

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1. Succession

Succession

Although he has no plans to step aside as the head of the international media conglomerate controlled by his family, aging patriarch Logan Roy is contemplating what the future holds. He has lingered in the limelight longer than even he thought he would, and now family members want to run the company as they see fit. Despite a best-laid succession plan, tempers flare over Logan’s intentions.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Get hooked on this dysfunctional affluent family
  • Details: 2 seasons, 18 episodes
  • Genre: Comedy drama, Black comedy, Satire

7.8/10

87%

9/10

2. Gogglebox Australia

Our favourite Goggleboxers are back to share their hilarious and heart-warming opinions on Australian television with the 10th season of Gogglebox Australia. Back this season include Greek best friends Anastasia and Faye; happily married couple Lee and Keith; the adorable and sports-crazy Jackson Family; the fun-loving and cricket-mad Delpechitra Family; best mates Adam and Symon; dealers in Indigenous Art Mick and Di; the close-knit Dalton Family; married couple Matty and Sarah Marie and their friend Jad; brother and sister Tim and Leanne; and the three generations of women in the Silbery Family.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: If you need a good laugh, this is the show to watch!
  • Details: 7 seasons, 53 episodes
  • Genre: Reality Television

5.8/10

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8.2/10

3. Lambs of God

Lambs of God

Foxtel’s new provocative original series revolves around three nuns, each a generation apart, who are living in seclusion on an isolated island. The three women spend their days living a seemingly harmonious and quiet life inside a dilapidated monastery, where they work, pray, knit, and tell each other fairy tale stories. While it seems as though they’ve been forgotten by the rest of the world, an ambitious young priest named Father Ignatius suddenly arrives on a mission from the Church. 

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A fantastic series with a wonderful story and full of surprises
  • Details: 1 season, 4 episodes
  • Genre: Drama

7.3/10

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4. Divorce

Divorce

The much awaited divorce has now been finalised, now what? Moving on and going forward is the reasonable way to go, but it’s not always a cut and dried solution. Marriage is complicated; divorce is complicated. Unexpectedly, even starting a new life is more complicated. Will the complexity involving former spouses Frances and Robert ever end? However, it’s this complication that makes the characters realise what went wrong, how to fix it, and when to laugh about it. 

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Witness the process of a heartbreaking yet funny uncoupling
  • Details: 3 seasons, 24 episodes
  • Genre: Comedy drama

6.8/10

77%

7.6/10

5. Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

Season 2 is said to pick up where the first season of Big Little Lies left off, with new material written by Liane Moriarty herself. The main plot line would feature none other than iconic and award-winning actress Meryl Streep, who will play Perry’s mother, Mary Louise Wright. The trailer sees her conversing with Madeline about searching for the truth behind her son’s sudden and tragic death, which shows a peek of what her dynamic with the “Monterey Five” would turn out as the new season unfolds.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A wonderful drama that depicts the issues that women face in everyday life
  • Details: 2 season, 14 episodes
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Dark comedy

8.6/10

90%

7.3/10

6. Wentworth

Wentworth

This new season of Wentworth finds fan-favourite characters on the brink of imploding with the impending confrontation between the two emerging titans, Rita and Marie. And if that’s not enough, Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television, has confirmed that this new installment will push boundaries even further with its bold storytelling and compelling performances of its dynamic ensemble.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: A fantastic series with realistic doses of prison drama
  • Details: 7 seasons, 81 episodes
  • Genre: Drama

8.6/10

96%

8.6/10

7. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

The long wait is over as the final chapter of the most epic saga in television history has finally reached its conclusion. This wraps up a story that’s kept tens of millions of people glued to their screens every week. After seven brilliant seasons, Game of Thrones took its last bow with the eighth and final season. Dare to relive it all over again by streaming all seasons on Foxtel Now.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: HBO’s most epic series yet
  • Details: 8 seasons, 73 episodes
  • Genre: Fantasy, Serial drama

9.4/10

89%

9/10

8. Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black

Piper Chapman is a public relations executive with a career and a fiance when her past suddenly catches up to her. While in her mid-30s, she is sentenced to spend time in a minimum-security women’s prison in Connecticut for her association with a drug runner 10 years earlier. Forced to trade power suits for prison orange, Chapman makes her way through the corrections system and adjusts to life behind bars, making friends with the many eccentric, unusual and unexpected people she meets.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Depicts the justice system of America which is definitely not for the squeamish
  • Details: 7 seasons, 91 episodes
  • Genre: Comedy drama

8.1/10

90%

8.9/10

9. Ballers

Ballers

A superstar during his football playing days, Spencer Strasmore tries to find the same success as a financial manager for current players in sun-splashed Miami. Heeding his boss Joe’s instruction to “monetize his friendships,” Spencer builds a client base of young phenoms and veteran stars alike, but his role in their lives far exceeds money management as he struggles to help them navigate the many traps that come with life as big-time “ballers.”

  • Kelly’s Rundown: Full of cars, glam, showbiz, and cameos of famous people
  • Details: 4 seasons, 49 episodes
  • Genre: Comedy drama

7.6/10

71%

8.8/10

10. Fear the Walking Dead

Fear the Walking Dead

A sign of the apocalypse has begun on Fear the Walking Dead. Reports of a rapidly changing world for unknown reasons underscore this gritty drama, a prequel to AMC’s uber-popular “Walking Dead.” The story is told through the lens of high school guidance counsellor Madison Clark. The widowed mother is raising two children single-handedly and maintains a relationship with English teacher Travis Manawa, her apocalyptic partner. The challenge of blending their families is exacerbated by unforeseen chaos, and a necessary survival of the fittest takes hold.

  • Kelly’s Rundown: If you loved The Walking dead, you’ll love this spin off series even more
  • Details: 6 seasons, 70 episodes
  • Genre: Post apocalyptic, Horror, Drama

6.9/10

75%

7.3/10

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Start Streaming with Foxtel Now’s Free Trial

To start streaming, simply sign up for Foxtel Now’s free trial offer and proceed to avail of the base pack, Essentials pack — formerly known as the Pop & Lifestyle pack. From there, you can build up on adding more channels, like the Drama pack to get more hit shows from the UK, or even sport to get access to the best sporting codes and watch it all on your own time. Best option would be simply to avail of the all-inclusive pack, which already includes Kids and Docos as well.

Foxtel Now is really the best way to get a hold of the best premium drama shows on Foxtel, not to mention unlock a whole world of other entertainment that includes movies, sport, kids, lifestyle, docos, and so many more! Check out the full list of eligible devices on which you can stream your favourites on Foxtel Now.

Device Available? User Guide
Foxtel Now Box Yes
Sony Android TV, Sony TV Yes 2015 models and above
iOS Mobiles/Tablets Yes Via Foxtel Go app (iPhone 4s or above, iPad 2 or above – using iOS9 or above)
Android Mobiles/Tablets Yes Via native app (Jellybean 4.1 or above)
PC/Mac Yes Web browser only with Foxtel Go (Google Chrome and Safari)
Google Chromecast Yes Via casting
Apple TV Yes Via AirPlay
Telstra TV Yes All models
PlayStation 4 Yes All models (Foxtel Play on PlayStation 3)
Xbox One Yes
Selected Samsung, LG Smart TVs No Legacy Foxtel Play app only