Review: Foxtel Seriously Big Winter Sale – 2 Months Free + Live Streaming TV


Foxtel Winter Sale

Which Foxtel pack is right for you?

It’s clear. The nights are growing colder and the days getting shorter – winter is here…

With jumper weather already upon us, it’s likely you’ll be spending a bit more time inside. And if you’re like me, then this means that it’s time to prepare for some serious entertainment. Books are a popular choice. Video games are also a viable option. You could also choose to pick up a new hobby. Something crafty, perhaps? Or maybe learn a new musical instrument? The problem is, these activities are hard to share. It’s difficult for other people to interact with you when you’re nose-deep in a novel. Or twitching over a console. Or entertaining the neighbours with your… unique musical rendition of “Mary Had A Little Lamb”.

Let’s face it, nothing brings the house together quite like having something good to watch.

And with Game of Thrones Season 6 already gracing our screens, you now have the perfect opportunity to bond with friends, family and colleagues over the darkening fate of Westeros. What better way to spend the winter?

But here’s the thing. What do you watch when you’ve had enough of Game of Thrones or another top show?

Simple! Foxtel packs make it easy to find something to enjoy. There are heaps to choose from! However, with the winter sale on, it can be hard to know which pack to pick. There’s so much value! Where do you begin?

Well, that’s why we’ve put together this guide to walk you through what the Foxtel Seriously Big Winter sale has to offer!

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What’s in the pack?

Entertainment pack

This is the standard pack. It delivers 45 channels in total, giving you a lot of viewing material to choose from. These include the entertainment selection (Fox8, BBC UKTV, Arena, MTV, Universal, TVHITS, 111 and Fox Classics) classic movies, lifestyle, documentaries, kids stuff, music, news, sports, weather, plus a range of other entertaining channels. With the winter sale, Foxtel is offering this pack for $26/month on a 12-month plan. With this contract, you avoid standard setup and installation with the new iQ3 set top box. So it’s just set up and off you go!

Drama Combo

Winter is coming, so it’s time to get your dramas in order. And this pack gives you more of what you want – including the new series of So Game of Thrones! The Drama combo ads six channels to the Entertainment pack listed above. These include showcase, BBC First, 13th Street, FX, SoHo, and BoxSets. Combined with the Entertainment Pack above, the Drama Combo is just $46/month on a 12-month plan. The iQ3 is included, and again there, are not setup costs!

Sports Combo

For all you sports lovers out there! Get 12 dedicated sports channels featuring over 40 different sports! And for the first time EVER, you get every round of the NRL, AFL, Super Rugby, V8s, F1 – LIVE IN HD. So no more struggling to find a seat in the pub. Just sit down in the lounge room and flip on the iQ3! With the entertainment pack, this costs $51/month on a 12-month plan. Once again, there are no setup costs on standard installs.

Platinum HD Combo

This is it. This is the MOTHERLOAD. You get ALL the channel packs (Entertainment, Drama, Sports, Kids, Docos, Movies and Entertainment Plus). You get Foxtel GO. You get channels in HD. You get the iQ3 set top unit. And you get it all for $135/month on a 12-month plan. As a bonus during the winter sale only, you get every pack FREE for the first 2 months on said 12-month plan. There’s no standard installation fee. Plus there’s no equipment fee on the iQ3.

So which pack is right for you?

Special DealsWhat do you get?Anything else?What is the contract?What is the minimum cost (direct debit)?How much do I save?
Special Deal: Entertainment PackWhat do you get? 45 ChannelsAnything else? iQ3 + Free Standard InstallationWhat is the contract? $26/month for 12 monthsWhat is the minimum cost (direct debit)? $312*How much do I save? $300
Special Deal: Drama ComboWhat do you get? Entertainment Pack + 6 Drama ChannelsAnything else? iQ3 + Free Standard InstallationWhat is the contract? $46/month for 12 monthsWhat is the minimum cost (direct debit)? $552*How much do I save? $225
Special Deal: Sports ComboWhat do you get? Entertainment Pack + 12 Sports ChannelsAnything else? iQ3 + Free Standard InstallationWhat is the contract? $51/month for 12 monthsWhat is the minimum cost (direct debit)? $612*How much do I save? $225
Special Deal: Platinum HD ComboWhat do you get? Entertainment Pack + Sports Pack + Doco Pack + Drama Pack + Kids Pack + Movie PackAnything else? iQ3 with no Equipment fee + Free Standard Installation + 2 months free on 12-month contractWhat is the contract? $135/month for 12 monthsWhat is the minimum cost (direct debit)? $1350^How much do I save? $495

Let’s break it down into what type of viewer you are

If you like simple viewing? Get the Entertainment Pack. Save $300!

(Min cost $312 on direct debit. Cancellation fees apply.)

It’s got everything you need. 45 channels worth. Classic movies, lifestyle, documentaries, kids stuff, music, news, sports, weather, plus a range of other entertaining channels. Hence the name.

  • $26/month on a 12-month plan.
  • No set-up costs on an iQ3.

You like dramatic viewing? Get the Drama Combo. Save $225!

(Drama Pack + Entertainment Pack. Min cost $552 on direct debit. Cancellation fees apply.)

Get ready to curl up and survive the winter through awesome storytelling. With GoT and all the rest, the Drama Combo means you’ll never be left behind on series scene. Zero spoilers – just great shows with thrilling characters. Blanket. Snuggies. Uggies. Comfort food. Powerful storytelling. Can winter viewing sessions get any better than this?

  • $46 a month on a 12-month plan.
  • No set-up costs on an iQ3.

Sports addict? Get the Sports Combo. Save $225!

(Sports Pack + Entertainment Pack. Min cost $612 on direct debit. Cancellation fees apply.)

A no-brainer for sports enthusiasts. You get every sport there is available, across 12 channels. You get every round streamed live in you home. In HD. Winter sports viewing is sorted! And so’s summer – it’s a 12-month deal!

  • $51/month on a 12-month plan.
  • No set-up costs on an iQ3.

You want to try before you buy? Platinum HD. Get 2 Months Free* and Save $495!

(Entertainment Pack+ Sports Pack+ Doco Pack + Drama Pack+ Kids Pack+ Movie Pack Min cost $1350 on direct debit. Cancellation fees apply.)

If you know what you want, then it’s easy to pick. But if you have no idea, then how can you find out? This pack lets you try everything already listed – for free! You get two months free on the 12-month plan, plus the option to Stream live TV with the Foxtel Go app. So you can try them all out. If you decide on a particular set of channels, just drop the ones you don’t use in the first two months. If you like the freedom of having access to the best Foxtel has to offer, this is your pack.

  • $135/month on a 12-month plan.
  • Every pack free for the first 2 months on a 12-month plan.
  • No equipment fee on an iQ3 set top unit
  • Free Installation.

So, which pack would you choose?

*Min cost based on package selected with a Foxtel iQ3. All quoted monthly prices and minimum cost pricing are based on current pricing. Foxtel’s prices may change from time to time in accordance with the Residential Subscription Television Agreement. New Residential customers and standard install only. Ongoing fees charges monthly in advance and cancellation occurs at the end of the monthly period. Offer ends 21.06.2016. Equipment will vary based on location: MyStar2 provided in selected regional areas. Foxtel and some services not available to all homes. Foxtel marks are used under licence by Foxtel Management Pty Ltd.

^Min cost $1350 on direct debit based on Platinum HD pack with a Foxtel iQ3. New residential subscribers and standard install only. Cancellation fees apply. Unless you change your package in the first two months your ongoing subscription fees for Platinum HD will be $135/month. Offer ends 21/06/2016. Foxtel and some services not available to all homes. Foxtel marks are under license by Foxtel Management Pty Ltd.