Foxtel Play offers good value to its customers if they know what they want to watch, and have enough time to watch every month. The different types of simple subscriptions it offers like Drama plus Sports, or Documentaries plus Drama plus Movies are reasonable and have good value. Foxtel Play is complemented by the Foxtel Go app for mobile devices, which allows you to stream all of your subscribed channels on your mobile phone or tablet. The current version of Go is compatible with iPhones, iPods touch, iPads, and a growing range of models of Android phones and tablets. It’s also available via modern PC or Mac web browsers.
Should you not be able to make full use of Foxtel Play’s two-user simultaneous live streaming, and Foxtel Go’s live streaming to mobile devices, the with-the-lot price of $104/month probably isn’t for you, so be sure to study the available packages and choose only the ones you know you’ll watch, so that you can really get good value for the money that you’re paying. Right now, it’s still not possible for subscribers to pick individual channels within the Genre packages at a lower price, but we’re hopeful this option becomes available soon. If you want to use Foxtel Play, you just need to sign up for the package that you want, and then install the Foxtel Play app on your Mac or PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 or 4, recent-model LG, Sony and Samsung smart TVs, or Samsung Blu-ray players. The new Play app supersedes the Foxtel on Xbox services and Foxtel on Internet TV. Subscribers of these services will still have access to Play with only minor changes. Foxtel Play is also available on Telstra TV in HD.
Using the Play app on all types of devices is very simple. You just need to log in once and all your account details are saved. This includes your preferences like a parental control PIN. You can actually choose from a wide range of settings which you can change, but most of them aren’t really necessary if you just want to watch your favourite shows on TV. See how to use Foxtel Play on a variety of Devices.