Optus TV | Yes TV by Fetch and Foxtel entertainment

With Optus TV, Australians can view the best of streaming TV online over high-speed broadband.

With the rise of high-speed internet, more and more homes are shifting to a world where entertainment is delivered via broadband. To take advantage of this, Optus TV has a pair of entertainment packages that can be attached to its existing broadband deals or purchased independently. The first is Yes TV by Fetch, which is available with a selection of Optus broadband plans, whether that's ADSL2+, NBN or cable.

Yes TV by Fetch

Optus TV Fetch Mighty

Optus TV offers Yes TV by Fetch, a comprehensive entertainment option that combines on demand movies, streaming video services and over 35 premium entertainment channels. It's also one of the key avenues for Optus customers to watch the EPL on the big screen at home. Optus has three Fetch devices to choose from which can be used on either the My Entertainment or My Entertainment Plus broadband bundles.

My Entertainment bundle

  • Unlimited data
  • Unlimited calls to local, national and Australian mobile numbers
  • The Optus TV with Fetch connect pack, which includes the basic Fetch 1TB video recorder which allows you to pause, rewind and record your favourite shows. You also get access to 30 new on-demand movies each month, as well as the ability to rent the latest movies
  • Built in Netflix, Stan and Presto streaming apps (require separate subscription) plus SBS On Demand, ABC iview, Plus 7 and Tenplay catch up apps
  • Companion apps for iPhone and Android to let you control your Fetch device
  • Bundled English Premier League Subscription with all 380 matches live
  • Optional Entertainment Pack with over 35 premium channels for $15 per month extra
  • Optional BeIN Sports 1 subscription, offering with live European sports for $14.95 per month extra

My Entertainment Plus bundle

  • Unlimited data
  • Unlimited calls to local, national and Australian mobile numbers, plus unlimited calls to selected international countries
  • The Optus TV with Fetch connect pack, which includes the Fetch Mighty 1TB video recorder with integrated Wi-Fi, which allows you to pause, rewind and record your favourite shows. You also get access to 30 new on-demand movies each month, as well as the ability to rent the latest movies
  • Built in Netflix, Stan and Presto streaming apps (require separate subscription) plus SBS On Demand, ABC iview, Plus 7 and Tenplay catch up apps. The Fetch Mighty also supports 4K Netflix streaming
  • Companion apps for iPhone and Android to let you control your Fetch device
  • Bundled English Premier League Subscription with all 380 matches live
  • Bundled Entertainment Pack with over 35 premium channels
  • Optional BeIN Sports 1 subscription, offering with live European sports for $14.95 per month extra

Channels available on Optus TV with Fetch

  • Disney Channel
  • Disney Junior
  • Nickelodeon
  • Nick Jr.
  • E!
  • Universal Channel
  • National Geographic Channel
  • MTV
  • BBC First
  • UKTV
  • BBC Knowledge
  • SyFy
  • TVH!TS
  • ESPN
  • ESPN2
  • Food Network
  • HGTV
  • Travel Channel
  • Nat Geo WILD
  • Nat Geo People
  • Style
  • MTV Music
  • Comedy Central
  • MTV Dance
  • C Music
  • BBC World News
  • Fashion TV
  • Bloomberg Television
  • CNBC
  • Baby TV
  • Ovation
  • France 24
  • Euronews
  • Channel News Asia
  • Al Jazeera
  • Australian Christian Channel

You can add on World Channel packs, with prices starting at $9.95 a month each. Options available include The Great Wall Mandarin TV, Sun South Indian, TVB Cantonese, Pinoy, Hindi and Korean channel packs.

If you're a sports fan, you can also add the beIN Sports package for $14.95 a month. Featured sports include the EURO Cup, Italian Serie A, Capital One Cup, German Bundesliga, UEFA Europa League, RBS Six Nations and European Rugby Champions Cup.

Optus TV and Netflix

Using the Fetch set top box that is a part of the Optus TV with Fetch package, Australians are able to seamlessly stream video through Netflix Australia. The Optus TV entertainment bundles offer unlimited data, there's no concern about using up all your data watching your favourite TV shows.

Those with the Fetch Mighty box will get the added benefit of being able to stream in 4K quality with the top-end Netflix subscription when it launches in July. You will also need a 4KTV to be able to enjoy the extra quality of the Netflix stream, and you will still have to pay for your own Netflix subscription, of course.

Optus TV and Stan

You can also use the Fetch set top box to watch streaming TV shows through local streaming service Stan. All Stan streaming is unmetered for Optus broadband customers, though the Entertainment bundles have unlimited data anyway.

Optus TV and Presto

Users of local streaming service Presto can also enjoy watching their favourite shows – including plenty of brilliant HBO programming – on their yes TV with Fetch set-top box. Available now on the Fetch Mighty and coming in July for Fetch and Fetch Mini owners, the addition of Presto makes Optus TV one of the few places you can access the full suite of Australian video streaming services.

Pros

  • Unlimited data. There's no worrying about data allowances with either of the Optus TV My Entertainment bundles.
  • Includes home phone call bundle. You can make calls to mobile and landlines without worrying about the costs.
  • Live and on-demand content. The Fetch TV bundle includes both live-to-air channels and on-demand movies you can watch whenever you like.

Cons

  • Only Mighty has Wi-Fi support. The Fetch TV box on the My Entertainment bundle has to be connected to your home network via a cable or powerline adaptor.
  • 24-month contract. If you cancel early, you'll have to pay a cancellation fee.
  • Special numbers not included. The free call allowance doesn't include 13, 1300 or 1900 numbers, or calls to satellite services.

Want all the TV shows and movies? You can get a free trial with each of the streaming internet TV providers below:

Optus TV with Foxtel

Optus TV Foxtel iQ2

Subscribers who live in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane areas serviced by Optus' hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cable system can subscribe to Optus TV with Foxtel. Users can pay $25 a month (on top of a broadband plan) for a bundle including over 40 different channels:

  • Fox Sports News
  • Thoroughbred Central
  • TCM
  • BBC UKTV
  • Fox8
  • Arena
  • Lifestyle
  • Discovery Channel
  • Daystar
  • EuroSport News
  • Universal Channel
  • 111 Greats
  • MTV
  • Fox Classics
  • TV Hits
  • National Geographic Channel
  • Boomerang
  • Disney Junior
  • Channel V
  • V Hits
  • Max
  • CNBC
  • BBC World News
  • MTV Music
  • MTV Dance
  • Smooth
  • Foxtel Tunes
  • CMC
  • Sky News
  • Nick jr.
  • RT
  • Sky News Weather
  • Sky News Business
  • Sky News Election Channel
  • ACCTV
  • Fox News
  • CNN
  • Aljazeera
  • Ohpac
  • CCTV News
  • CCTV 9 Documentary
  • NNK World
  • Bloomberg Television
  • Aurora
  • TVSN
  • Expo

There are also several add-on packages available that range in price from $10 to $25 dollars. These are broken up by categories such as kids, sports or movies, and offer access to premium channels.

In order to receive Optus TV with Foxtel your television set will be equipped with an iQ2HD set-top box. There is a $100 upfront charge for the box on top of your subscription cost and optional $10 monthly fee for access to HD channels. Check out the full terms and conditions for the package here.

Pros

  • Wide range of live channels. Foxtel offers you drama, comedy, movies and more, with extra bundles for kids and sport.

Cons

  • Only available to cable subscribers. If you can't get Optus cable broadband, this isn't an option.
  • 24-month contract. If you cancel early, you'll have to pay a cancellation fee.
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15 Responses to Optus TV | Yes TV by Fetch and Foxtel entertainment

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    Pamela | September 4, 2016

    I am thinking to change my telephone with Internet and Foxtel I’m not using the phone and don’t see the point of having outgoing service handy to have for income calls only I get 500g download a month with fi tell I get all channels except sport which I don’t want can you send me prices of your packages – Internet and tv

    • Staff
      Brodie | September 12, 2016

      Hi Pamela B,

      Optus’ My Entertainment Plus and My Entertainment Plus both offer Fetch TV and cost $110 and $140 respectively. My Entertainment includes a Fetch Mighty Box with Connect Pack channels (free to air, streaming apps) and My Entertainment Plus includes over 30 entertainment channels. Both plans include unlimited data.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    patrick | July 7, 2016

    hi
    I live in Sydney and get Optus TV with Foxtel. I also have an Optus Broadband/Home Phone Bundle for $90 per month. Can I combine these two services as mentioned below and will this come with Premier League?
    Many thanks

    Subscribers who live in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane areas serviced by Optus’ hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) cable system can subscribe to Optus TV with Foxtel. Users can pay $25 a month (on top of a broadband plan) for a bundle including over 40 different channels:

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    Natasha | June 12, 2016

    I want a home broadband bundle with a free tablet but difficult to find one. Can afford $109pm. Help me.

    • Staff
      Brodie | June 20, 2016

      Hi Natasha,

      Southern Phone offers a family pack bundle for $99.95 that comes with a free Samsung tablet.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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      Natasha | June 20, 2016

      Hi brodie
      Whats a samsung tablet? Can i do my nursing diploma on it. If not i need a ipad or laptop bundle with home phone and or broadband

      Thx

    • Staff
      Brodie | June 23, 2016

      Hi Natasha,

      A Samsung tablet is similar to an iPad, except it runs on the Android operating system. You can access the internet and download word processing apps (like Microsoft Word) on both iPad and Samsung tablets. You should have no problem using a Samsung tablet for your diploma work.

      Cheers,
      Brodie

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    Alex | April 22, 2016

    I am considering switching from Foxtel to Optus Fetch TV.
    Is ARENA available? Also we have two set top boxes, can Optus Fetch TV offer this?

    • Staff
      Brodie | April 25, 2016

      Hi Alex,

      Unfortunately, Fetch TV does not have Arena and does not currently allow for two set-top boxes like Foxtel does.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    | April 13, 2016

    Hi, I am moving house in Melbourne at the end of June. My new house has optus cable already connected.I have Foxtel at my current house.With Telstra. Can Optus offer me Foxtel(current Family iq2 entertainment pack)want to take that with me, with cable internet and phone connection in one package.

    • Staff
      Alex | April 14, 2016

      Hi Peter,

      Optus do resell Foxtel packages under the “Optus TV Featuring Foxtel” banner including the IQ2 PVR along with their broadband services, so it should be entirely feasible to get Foxtel at your new home location. Optus’ cable packages already include home phone provision, so you’re already well covered there.

      Regards,

      Alex.

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    Bruno | March 18, 2016

    Hi There,

    I currently have Foxtel and want to watch the EPL.
    With it being shown by Optus Tv from next season do I need to cancel Foxtel and sign up to one of these formats?

    Or can i have Optus TV EPL channel added to my Foxtel?

    Thanks

    • Staff
      Brodie | March 31, 2016

      Hi Bruno,

      Optus will supply EPL coverage via their Optus with Fetch TV service. You will also be able to download an EPL app or stream it directly from a dedicated website. Check this page for more information on Optus EPL coverage.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    Noreen | August 28, 2015

    I have optus tv with fetch, can I get SoHo tv with fetch?

    • Staff
      Brodie | August 31, 2015

      Hi Noreen,

      Unfortunately, SoHo is not available on Optus TV with Fetch. SoHo is exclusive to Foxtel. We’ve reviewed Foxtel’s streaming platform, Foxtel Play, here. Check it out if you’d like to know more about the service.

      Thanks,

      Brodie

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