Telstra T-Box IPTV or Foxtel PayTV?

With the wide range of TV subscriptions out there, it can sometimes be confusing to figure out which is the best fit for you. In this article, we compare Telstra T-Box IPTV against Foxtel PayTv.

Telstra T-Box is a digital IP set-top box that lets you watch the latest movies, TV episodes, and even YouTube, all using your high-speed broadband connection. You get access to BigPond® Internet TV channels, BigPond Movies and other applications like Picasa and AFL Game Analyser. Since it’s still very limited range as compared to regular PayTV, subscribers have an option to access an additional range of 30 entertainment, kids, sports and news channels by signing up for Foxtel on T-Box, starting at just $19.50 per month, with no lock-in contract.

Foxtel PayTV has a much larger range of TV channels packaged as bundles starting from as low as $24.50 per month for a 6 month contract. The Essential package includes 42 entertainment, sports, music and news channels, many of which are premium. Other packages include prime sports, movies and kids entertainment bundles up to 91 channels. Foxtel has a choice of Foxtel-iQ (the SD set-top box) and Foxtel-iQ2 (the HD version) which come with a 320GB hard drive. PVR recording and video on demand are also supported. Foxtel Go is included with all packages, enabling subscribers to watch Foxtel TV on compatible smartphones and tablets. The pay per view can help you turn every night into a movie night, right from the comfort of your home, with thousands of movies to rent, starting at just $6 per month.

You can make your choice depending on whether you want to access a wider range of channels and movies. The other alternative is choosing Foxtel’s IPTV product called Foxtel Play with no contract (but limited entertainment). It’s worth a try, and it’s FREE!