Winter is still in full swing in Australia, so what better time to cuddle in front of the TV and catch up with your favourite shows? August brings amazing entertainment to Foxtel Now Drama subscribers, ranging from the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones Season 7 finale to the return of some acclaimed shows you surely don’t want to miss. And we’ve got the scoop on what’s coming.
Foxtel Now has gained a lot of positive attention since its relaunch. Offering titles in HD and a more seamless user experience, the service is clearly positioning itself as one of the most affordable streaming platforms in Oz. Especially since Netflix and Stan both announced they’re upping their fees.
With an entry price of only $10/month, Foxtel Now delivers your favourite Foxtel channels live via the internet, along with a plethora of shows you can binge watch on demand. There are five base packs to choose from. Docos, Lifestyle and Kids are $10 each, while Drama and Pop cost $15/month each or $25/month as a pack. You also have two premium channels you can add to your subscription – Movies ($20/month) and Sport ($29/month). You can get any of these two packs if you’re already subscribed to one of the base ones.
There are several devices you can watch Foxtel Now on and you can cancel your subscription anytime. If you’re still not sure, there’s a two-week Foxtel Now free trial you can use to test the waters.
Foxtel Now August Deals
In August, everyone is looking forward to the Game of Thrones finale, scheduled to air on August 28. We’re talking about the penultimate Game of Thrones season (yikes!), so the stakes are higher than ever. The finale will air at the same time as the US, at 11am, on the showcase channel. Alternatively, you can catch-up with one of the replays scheduled to air during the week, or watch the episode on demand whenever you feel like it.
The showcase channel is part of both the Drama and Pop packs. We highly recommend the Drama pack this month, since it offers plenty of choice when it comes to August entertainment. As we’ve already mentioned, the pack costs $15/month and there’s no Promo Code required to take advantage of this great Foxtel Now offer. Simply create a Foxtel Now account and you’ll be online in no time.
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What to watch in August
This month, Drama subscribers can take their pick when it comes to awesome entertainment. As always, you can catch up with over 1000 episodes of your HBO favourites on demand. The list includes titles like Big Little Lies, The Sopranos, Westworld, and Boardwalk Empire. Other must-watch shows on demand? The Leftovers, Suits, Taboo, A Place to Call Home – to only name a few.
However, there’s new stuff coming to Foxtel Now Drama in August as well. Besides the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale, here are a few additional highlights to add to your watch list this month.
Ray Donovan Season 5
August 8 on showcase
Ray Donovan stars Liev Schreiber as a complicated fix-it man for LA’s rich and famous. He’s the go-to guy that makes ‘problems’ disappear for athletes, celebrities and anyone can afford his services. And yet, Ray’s past is constantly haunting him; along with a troubled family and an unpredictable father. Season five joins seasons three and four now streaming on demand. Plus, you can watch episodes express from the US starting August 8.
|August 8||Drama||Ray Donovan||showcase||Express from the US|
Top of the Lake: China Girl
August 20 on BBC First
Crime drama Top of the Lake: China Girl explores the mysterious circumstances behind the discovery of an unidentified body of a girl who surfaces on Sydney’s Bondi shore. It stars Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, The Handmaid’s Tale), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones). With the entire series premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival in May, reviews have already started to come through and they’ve been extremely positive.
|August 20||Drama||Top of the Lake: China Girl||BBC First|
The Night Shift Season 4
August 8 on Universal Channel
Follow the crazy cases of San Antonio Memorial’s staff on The Night Shift. The risks these doctors and nurses take to save lives straddle the line between heroic and impulsive, but are always worth it. Starring Eoin Macken, Jill Flint, Ken Leung, Robert Bailey Jr., and more. Catch new episodes from Season 4 starting August 8 on Universal Channel.
|August 8||Drama||The Night Shift||Universal Channel|
The Drama Pack allows you to watch all the shows everyone’s talking about at a more affordable price than ever. The list of channels includes showcase, BBC First, Universal Channel, TVH!TS, and BBCU KTV.
Moreover, each pack you choose comes with a suite of extra channels completely free of charge. These are V Hits, Fox News, TVSN, Sky News Live, Sky News Business, Sky News Weather, Fox Sport News.
Thanks to Foxtel Now, watching Foxtel over the internet has become piece of cake. The revamped streaming service offers HD streaming and Chromecast compatibility, That means you can stream to the big screen without too much hassle. Telstra TV is also supported, or you can watch on your computer via a Google Chrome browser. PS4 compatibility has recently been added in the mix. The app is available on mobile devices as well, so you never have to miss a favourite show ever again.
Other devices, including PlayStation 3, Xbox One and select Smart TVs are still able to stream Foxtel content live in SD via the Foxtel Play app. You can cancel, pause, or change our subscription at any time.
Sign up and enjoy the perks
The process is simple – access the Foxtel Now site, create an account, and you will be up and running in minutes. Furthermore, you can enjoy everything Foxtel Now has to offer completely free for two weeks. What are you waiting for?