Foxtel Now delivers a mix of live and on-demand TV channels and viewing options to homes and mobile devices via broadband. Foxtel’s answer to the popularity of on-demand streaming services like Netflix and Stan, Foxtel Now lets subscribers watch what they want, when they want it, how they want it. Fully supporting HD streaming for both live and on-demand content, Foxtel Now is a flexible, easy to use way of accessing Foxtel’s channels and content on your TV and mobile devices.
What Makes Foxtel Now Different?
With traditional cable TV, your monthly subscription gets you access to channels that broadcast their programs at dedicated times. Modern streaming services, however, give you access to a library that’s available to stream on demand. Sometimes they’ll also have premium content that’s available for rent or purchase for an additional cost. What Foxtel Now does is being all three of these models together. Subscribers pick packs of channels that are available to them anytime – so they can watch them live or on demand. If they want access to additional TV shows or movies, they can pick additional content packs – and pay extra for the privilege.
The big difference from traditional Pay TV is that all the content is available without a cable or satellite dish – everything is streamed directly via broadband. So there’s no set top box or cable installation required to view it – just sign up online and you can start viewing immediately!
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Pick Your Packs – The Entry Bundle and Options
Foxtel Now recently changed its pricing and range of channel packs to streamline the service, so that now there is just the one entry bundle, which includes the Pop and Lifestyle channels packs. From there, you can add any of the three premium packs: Drama, Sport, and Movies. If you want to get your hands on the Kids and Docos packs, you’ll need to head for the All Packs bundle.
You can pick and choose premium packs based on what channels you want access to. The entry bundle gets you the premium drama of the Fox Showcase channel (including HBO), FOX8, Comedy Channel, Arena, Lifestyle and more – as well as a bundle of basic channels including Sky News, CNN and Fox News alongside music channels V and CMC.
The Foxtel Now Drama pack adds BBC First, UKTV and Universal Channel, while Movies gives you ten themed channels of 24-hour-a-day movie entertainment. Sports opens up access to the live sporting coverage of the Fox Sports network along with the beIN, ESPN and Eurosport channels.
Content You Won’t Find Anywhere Else
showcase | Game of Thrones S1-7 (MA15+) | Part of the Pop Pack & Drama Pack. Photo: Foxtel
Foxtel has an exclusive deal with HBO that allows them to stream HBO content directly, just hours after it airs in the USA. These shows all live on the Fox Showcase Channel. This means that subscribers can live stream Westworld, Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies and more, seeing them at the same time as they premiere in the USA.
As well as HBO exclusives, Foxtel Now delivers locally-produced shows and movies that include the award-winning TV show Wentworth – a dramatic retelling of life inside an Australian women’s prison. Other shows include The Kettering Incident, a gripping science-fiction mystery set in small-town Tasmania, the contemporary espionage thriller Secret City and the 1950s-set melodrama A Place to Call Home. There’s also the acclaimed Picnic At Hanging Rock – a drama series produced by Foxtel adapted from Joan Lindsay’s 1967 novel of the same name. It tells the story of a group of schoolgirls who mysteriously disappear while on an outing to Hanging Rock.
All the Sport You Can Handle, Streamed Live
Foxtel Now’s premium Sports Pack lets subscribers stream over 40 different sports from around the globe, including coverage of AFL, NRL, NBA, NFL, as well as Super Rugby, Australian and European football, Supercars, MotoGP, Formula 1, the best of international cricket and more! Subscribers to the Sport pack can also get access to each of the MUTV, LFCTV and Chelsea TV channels for an extra 1c per channel per year.
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Streaming Made Easy with the Foxtel Now Box
The Foxtel Now box is the simple way to stream Foxtel Now to your TV. Photo: Foxtel
Specifically designed for ease of use and picture quality, and dedicated to giving Foxtel Now customers the best experience possible, the Foxtel Now box is the perfect way to get Foxtel Now onto your big screen TV. Unlike the third-party apps that come installed on some Smart TVs, this box is designed from the ground up to make browsing and streaming Foxtel Now smooth and seamless, with an interface inspired by Foxtel’s acclaimed iQ boxes.
This little device also gives you access to everything else you’d want to stream. From free-to-air TV (live via your antenna and catch-up) to Stan and YouTube, you get easy access to your favourite content on the Foxtel Now box. Just plug the box in and you’re ready to go, with no need to mess around switching inputs and remotes to watch different services.
For those of us who like to stream from our smartphones, tablets, and laptops, the Foxtel Now box has a neat trick up its sleeve — full Chromecast Ultra functionality built right into the box. Whether you use Chromecast to view live streams from apps like Twitch, or to throw your photos and videos up on the big screen for all to see, the Foxtel Now box has it covered. Just select it from the Chromecast menu in your favourite apps.
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Using Foxtel Now
The Foxtel Now app features four tabs that list out what’s available to stream: Home, Live TV, On Demand and Kids, with the On Demand tab splitting TV Shows, Movies, Sports and channels into a number of subgenres. The offerings are listed horizontally in themed sections – like Best of HBO, Foxtel Originals, Best of Lifestyle and Trending TV – making it easy to navigate.
Subtitle options can be activated with a click. While making content accessible for those with hearing impairments, this is also useful if you’re watching in a high-noise environment.
Contacting Foxtel Now
If you’ve got any questions about how to use Foxtel Now, how to choose and change channel packs or to get help with the apps and Foxtel Now box, give their friendly team a call on 1300 760 579 and they’ll connect you to the right people.
Is Foxtel Now the Best of Both Worlds?
Thanks to slick new apps, HD streaming and on-demand content, as well as full support of low-cost streaming devices like the Chromecast, Telstra TV and the Foxtel Now box itself, Foxtel Now lets you truly get the best of what both on-demand and live TV worlds have to offer online. All at a low price – and you can cancel anytime, too. There’s a free trial available so you can check out Foxtel Now for yourself!