Watch the best TV Shows, Movies and Sports with Foxtel Platinum
Foxtel Platinum Plus is the ultimate experience for watching the best TV entertainment at home or on the move. It’s cheaper and easier to access than ever – and even comes with a standard Netflix subscription.
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Foxtel’s Platinum Plus literally has something for everyone. It comes with an Ultra HD iQ4 box for pristine home viewing, along with the Foxtel Go app to use on a wide range of devices when you’re on the move. As well as over 50 live sports, you also get access to major HBO and Foxtel TV shows, plus blockbuster movies and popular Kids TV across 90 channels.
How it works
There are two Foxtel Platinum plans currently available. Simply choose between a money saving 12 month contract, or a convenient cancel anytime option. The only difference is the price.
What do you get with Foxtel Platinum Plus HD?
Foxtel Platinum 12 month Plan
The latest Foxtel Platinum price for a 12-month contract works out at only $94/month. There are no installation or set up costs. This option includes an iQ4 box as well as Foxtel Go logins so that you’re always within touching distance of your favourite TV. The 12-month Foxtel Platinum offer is exclusive to new customers.
Foxtel Platinum No Lock-In Plan
Foxtel Premium also offer a no lock-in plan at $135/month for those who may want to subscribe for a shorter period. The main difference is that there are additional set up costs. As well as a combined $185 installation and connection fee, you pay $150 for the iQ4 box – amounting to $424 for the first month.
Foxtel Premium Plus is the only way to get Netflix, Fox Sports and the latest HBO shows in one simple package.
What’s on Foxtel?
Reasons to choose Foxtel Premium
All The Best Channels!
As well as Foxtel Plus, Movies HD and Sports HD, Foxtel Premium offers standard access to Netflix, making it the best place for the world’s most-watched TV.
Ultra HD with Foxtel iQ4 Box!
The Foxtel iQ4 box doesn’t just allow you to watch your favourite sports and movies in Ultra HD, you can also record events or episodes to watch at home later or on the Foxtel Go app.
Stream Premium with Foxtel Go app!
The Foxtel Go app is free to download and use for existing Foxtel customers, allowing you to watch both Live and recorded TV on the move.
Watch on compatible devices
Every Live TV show or event you have recorded on your iQ4 box can be watched on your Foxtel Go app. Here’s a list of compatible devices.
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)
Foxtel Premium Plus from Telstra
New and existing Telstra customers can also get a great deal on Platinum Plus with Telstra. When you compare Foxtel and Foxtel from Telstra offers, you get exactly the same TV content, iQ4 box and access to Foxtel Go. It’s available from $99/month for the first 12 months, and you also pocket 20k Telstra Plus points.
What people are asking about Foxtel
While Foxtel Now relies on streaming video via the internet to deliver Foxtel channels and content, the full Foxtel service remains the premium version of the service, offering more channels, more features, higher picture quality and reliable, hassle-free delivery via satellite. Foxtel subscribers get the advanced iQ4 set top box, which can record hundreds of hours of TV on its inbuilt hard disk (up to four recordings simultaneously), receive Foxtel’s channels including the new 4K Ultra HD channels, and stream all of Foxtel’s on-demand content.
Replacing the old Entertainment Pack which was the base entry-level channel pack that all Foxtel subscribers got, Foxtel Plus expands that base set of channels to include many that used to be found only in optional packs. For example, Fox Showcase – the home of HBO as well as Australian drama like Wentworth – is included in Foxtel Plus, as are FOX8, Fox One, Universal, BBC First and dozens more. All Foxtel subscribers now get Foxtel Plus as the base collection of channels.
While Foxtel’s channels are transmitted by satellite – and so don’t need internet access to be viewed – the iQ4 box uses broadband internet for a number of its key features, including streaming from a huge library of shows and movies that are available on demand at no extra cost, as well as movies you can rent from the Foxtel Store. In addition, Netflix on the iQ4 requires a broadband connection.
Every Foxtel customer gets free access to the handy Foxtel Go app, which gives access to the full range of channels currently subscribed – both for live streaming and on-demand viewing. Foxtel Go is available for phones and tablets, while access is also free of charge via any modern computer web browser.
While generally there’s a $100 installation charge for a technician to visit your home to install the satellite dish and cabling, Foxtel frequently waives this charge in return for agreeing to a 12-month contract – which, in turn, usually also comes with heavily discounted monthly rates for channel packs and bundles. There is also a $125 equipment fee for the iQ4 box – again, waived if you agree to a 12-month contract.
If you no longer want to keep your Foxtel service and have decided to cancel, just call Foxtel on 131 999 and when prompted by the voice menu, ask for “disconnections”. If you decide to go ahead and cancel, you will need to send your iQ4 box back to Foxtel, which you can do free of charge by bringing it to any post office with the return label Foxtel sends you.
Yes, you can use the Foxtel Go app on mobile devices to cast live Foxtel channels and on-demand content to any TV with a Chromecast attached or built in, as well as using the Foxtel app that’s available for recent-model (2017 onwards) smart TVs from LG and Samsung. To do so, you’ll need the Multiscreen pack added on to your account; it’s free with some bundles (such as Platinum Plus) or available for $15 per month.
Foxtel allows you to add, remove or swap channel packs once per month, with the condition that any pack added must be subscribed to for at least a month before being removed or changed. To add or swap packs, head to your Foxtel account page; to remove channel packs, you’ll need to call Foxtel on 1300 657 346 from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.
Yes, you can add another iQ box for another room of the house, but you will have to pay an installation charge for the Foxtel satellite connection to be installed in that room, as well as a monthly fee for the second iQ4 box. An alternative is to add the $15/month Multiscreen pack to your account and use Foxtels apps to stream your channels to your TV.
If you subscribe to the Sports HD and/or Movies HD channel packs, you’ll have access to the two new 4K Ultra HD channels free of charge – Fox Sports Ultra HD for the Sports HD pack, and Movies Ultra HD for the Movies HD pack. You’ll need an iQ4 box and a compatible 4K TV to view these channels.
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Foxtel min cost based on selected pack with iQ4. New residential customers and standard install only. Foxtel cancel fee applies for 12 mth plans. Offer ends 18/05/2021. All quoted monthly prices and minimum cost pricing are based on current pricing. Our prices may change from time to time in accordance with the Residential Subscription Television Agreement.
Based on Netflix Standard (2S) plan and must be redeemed on iQ3 or iQ4. Requires internet connected iQ3 or iQ4. For Netflix terms see www.netflix.com/termsofuse.
Just connect your compatible iQ or device to the internet. Data charges may apply. Shows only available if they’re in your pack, some shows/channels not available. Sorry, Australia only.
Requires iQ4 set-top box, compatible 4K TV. Any other connected equipment must also be compatible with Foxtel’s 4K Ultra HD standard. For more info see foxtel.com.au/compatibility
Requires Foxtel GO app and Chromecast or Apple TV. Internet Connection required. Shows only available if they’re in your pack, some shows/channels not available. Data charges may apply. Australia only.