Foxtel Play vs Fetch TV: Compare Price, Plans and Promos

A no-nonsense feature by feature review of Foxtel vs Fetch TV to help you decide which is the better option for your current entertainment needs.

With the growing number of IPTV service providers, it can prove difficult to figure out which is the best match to your entertainment needs. In this article, we provide an in-depth feature by feature comparison of the top two players in the IPTV market – Foxtel and FetchTV – to help you find the best fit.

Content

Foxtel Play offers cable-free access to the amazing content of Foxtel. There are 14 channels available in the basic packs – these include Sky News and Weather, CNN, CNBC, V Hits, Foxtel Arts just for starters. And they come bundled with  your choice of five conveniently packaged genre options – Lifestyle, Drama, Docos, Pop, and Kids. You can mix and match these packs each month, or add to them with two Premium packs – Sports and Movies – for an additional cost.

Fetch TV is an IPTV company that also does an exceptional job of bringing all your viewing option within reach of a single remote. It collates all available FTA channels and catchup services, as well as your Netflix and Stan subscriptions. Not to mention online viewing from YouTube, WikiTV and NASA TV. And if that’s not enough, it even has its own premium IPTV services.

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Ease of Use

Once you have a broadband connection, getting started with Foxtel Play takes just a few minutes. Just sign up online, download and install the Foxtel Play app and then login. Now you can start watching your favourite shows!

Foxtel Play is compatible with a large range of internet enabled devices including Smart TVs, PCs, Macs, Playstation 3 and 4 and Xbox One. Viewers can also access content while on the move via the Foxtel Go app for Android and iOS devices.

Fetch TV installation can be done in the following ways. You can sign up with one of their providers and install the Fetch set-top box yourself. Or if you already have an internet provider, you can purchase a Fetch Mighty or Mini via their retail partner stores. Setup is really easy. You can purchase premium channel packs from Fetch – they are priced at $6/pack, based on your interests, or you can get them all for $20/month. Fetch also offers special interests packs which are a bit priceir. 

A great advantage of Fetch is the ability to pause, rewind and record live TV. You can also watch while on the go – as a customer, subscribers can use the FetchTV app to watch their favourite shows on their Android or iOS mobile devices.

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Availability

Foxtel Play is available throughout Australia – if you have a broadband connection then you can be up and running in minutes. Depending on how you obtain Fetch, how long it takes will vary. If you’ve purchased a Fetch box from retailers, then you could be up and running the same day. If you get Fetch through an internet provider, then it’s dependent on their customer service turnaround times.

Value

Foxtel Play offers viewing packages from as little as $10/month.This is avalable with the Docos, Lifetyle and Kids Genre packages. The Drama and Pop packages are $15/month each (or you can combine them for $25/month). The Movies premium pack is an additional $2/month on top of the Genre package you select, while the Sports premium pack is $29/month. There’s no lock-in contract and viewers can change their plan each month, or drop off when not required. Foxtel Play also comes with a 14-day free trial for new subscribers.

Fetch has four Premium Channel Packs available, including Variety, Knowledge, Kids, and Vibe. Normally $6/month each, if you want the lot, you can bundle them for $20/month-to-month with no lock in contract. The Special Interest packs include beIN SPORTS 1 for $14.95/month, Horse and Country for $7.95/month. Optus customers with the Fetch TV bundle can also access the Optus Sport channel for $15/month. And for international viewing, Fetch TV has you covered, with the Taj Mahalpack for $15.00/month, Korean pack for $14.95/month, the Chinese pack for $9.95/month, TVB Cantonese pack for $49.95/month, Sun South Indian pack for  $29.95/month, the Pinoy pack for $19.95/month, and the Italian pack for $15/month. Need more? You can rent to watch premium movies and TV shows direct from FetchTV’s own online stores. Or you can add the Movie Box feature for $1/month (for retail customers) which makes 30 movies available each month for unlimited viewing.

Features

The Foxtel Play app lets viewers stream live TV, pause and rewind live TV, watch Catch Up TV and set parental controls. Recording capacity depends on the device on which you’re running the Foxtel Play app.

The Fetch TV Mighty set-top box comes with a full EPG guide, PVR (record up to six programs while watching a seventh, store up to 585 hours of entertainment), and over 3,000 movies and over 160 TV series available to rent on-demand. Fetch also lets you pick from more than 30 channels on a monthly basis, and has a mobile app that lets you watch on the go – and direct your Mighty set-top box to record what you want even when you’re not at home. All five free to air Catch-Up services (NOW, PLUS7, SBS On Demand, ABC iView and TENplay) and both Stan and Netflix app built right in. Oh, and YouTube, WikiTV and NASA TV.

The Verdict: Foxtel Play vs Fetch TV: Which is best for you?

If you’re the kind who watches likes catch-up TV, movies on demand, and the ability to pick and choose between packs as their viewing tastes change, then FetchTV is the better choice for you. You can buy the Mighty set top box for $399 (rrp) and with just a $1 activation fee, you’re away! You can compliment this with a Mini set top box for $149. Or you can bundle these units with a range of broadband deals from Optus, iiNet, Dodo, or iPrimus.

For those who like to watch the latest and most popular global shows, as well as Australian and international sports live, Foxtel Play is the way to go. While both providers have access to HBO drama series, ESPN and many other popular programs, Foxtel Play has a much wider range of content, including the latest shows. Plus a huge range of sports streamed live. What also works in Foxtel’s favour is that there’s no restriction on which internet service provider you use.

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