First and foremost, Telstra has the Telstra TV, a rebranded version
of the popular Roku box from the US that provides you with access to a huge range of entertainment services, including Netflix, Stan and Presto for on-demand streaming, catch-up apps for most TV networks, and Bigpond Movies for on-demand first-release films. Telstra has the ability to add new apps to the device and has progressively been adding new services to it since launch.
Telstra TV acts as a replacement for the now-unavailable T-Box, which remains functional for those who bought one; it can deliver Foxtel, with a vast array of standard and premium channels to choose from, and Presto, for on-demand unlimited streaming of entire TV series and must-see movies.
Telstra can also bundle your communication services with a subscription to the full version of Foxtel, Australia’s premium TV service, which offers a versatile range of channel packages to suit every taste and need and the iQ set top boxes for complete control over viewing and recording.
The Telstra TV can be bought for a very reasonable $109 from Telstra – you’ll need a Telstra broadband, phone or mobile account to activate it – and is also included for free in several of Telstra’s bundles. Aside from the initial cost, there is no monthly charge for the Telstra TV box, though you’ll have to pay subscription fees for services like Netflix, Stan and Presto (6 months free Presto is included with the box).
Alternatively, Foxtel from Telstra starts at $26/month for the base Entertainment Pack, with additional channel packages priced from $10 to $25. All of your entertainment needs from Telstra can be bundled together with your home and mobile services on the one bill for your convenience too.