Don't worry if the answer is no. Because there are options (and yes, they do involve you being able to watch Game of Thrones).
If you don’t live in a Foxtel eligible area and are worried that you’re going to miss out on the TV that you love, don’t worry. You can still get Foxtel Play. Read on for the full story.
Is Foxtel available at my address?
Foxtel television is only available in certain areas, and, if you’re reading this, then you probably know that your area isn’t one of them. But if you’re not sure, then you can head to the Telstra or Foxtel website and type your address into their address checker. This will let you know exactly what services you can get where you live.
And if you can’t get Foxtel, don’t worry, there are plenty of alternatives. More on those below.
What about Foxtel on T-Box?
The T-Box is a month-by-month cable television service that was born out of a partnership between Telstra and Foxtel. Again though, it is only available in certain areas. You can use the address checker on the T-Box website to find out if you live in an eligible area
What alternatives to Foxtel are there?
Plenty. If you’ve been paying attention then you’ve probably seen adverts for Netflix, Stan or Presto around lately. These are all Internet TV services. Basically, they let you watch TV and movies on-demand through the Internet. As you can imagine they’re hugely popular and are growing everyday. They often have no lock in contracts, cheap monthly fees and great libraries.
And if you want to get Foxtel, but can’t, then check out Foxtel Play. It’s an Internet TV service that gives you loads of control, a great library of shows and a chance to get the latest premium drama, movies and sports. And all you need is an Internet connection.
What is Foxtel Play and is it available in my area?
Yes. All you need to access Foxtel Play is an Internet connection. You can stream TV through your phone, computer, smart TV or tablet. You’ll get thousands of shows on-demand and live TV. Plus there is a two week free trial so you can try before you buy.
Foxtel vs Foxtel Play: What’s the difference?
Foxtel is a traditional cable TV provider. You sign up for a termed contract, technicians come to your house and install your system, and then you can watch as much TV as you like, all while paying a monthly bill for your contract length. This gives you access to tonnes of live TV, loads of channels and, if you pay for them, a few extras like sports and movies.
Foxtel Play is an Internet TV service. It is designed to be a lot more flexible. There is no contract and no installation, you pay month-to-month and you can cancel whenever you like. You can watch your service on any Internet-ready device and as part of the service, you’ll receive hours of on-demand movies and TV shows available at the click of a button.
So which is better? Well, that depends on you really. If you like watching TV on the TV, are in an eligible area to receive Foxtel and aren’t planning on moving house, then Foxtel might be best. If you’re a light watcher, who watches specific shows and wants to avoid getting locked into contracts then consider Foxtel Play. Of course, it’s also a great alternative for getting your entertainment fix when you’re in an area that doesn’t support Foxtel.
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