Can I Get Foxtel At My Address?

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 Now9. 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 Now. 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 Now 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 Now: 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 Now 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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14 Responses to Can I Get Foxtel At My Address?

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    can | June 1, 2017

    Can i get foxtel at my new apartment

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      May | June 1, 2017

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that you’ve come through to, a comparison website and general information service. We do not represent Foxtel.

      You can actually head to the Telstra or Foxtel website and type your address into their address checker to see if you can get Foxtel in your apartment.


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    Paul | January 25, 2017

    I live at Weeronna island 10 kms south of port pirie sth Australia.i cannot get information about the possibility of a connection?
    I would like to install foxtel but have no phone line but use a restraining dongle.
    What are my alternatives as we will not be installing a home phone line.
    Thank you

    • Staff
      May | January 25, 2017

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      If you’d like to confirm whether Foxtel is available in your address, please visit Telstra or Foxtel website and type your address into their address checker.

      In case you still can’t get Foxtel, you may opt for other internet TV services like Netflix, Stan and Foxtel TV. Basically, you’ll need to have internet service to be able to stream the movies and shows they air. Typically, they have no lock in contracts, cheap monthly fees and great libraries. And you can stream through your phone, computer, smart TV or tablet.

      Hope this helps.


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    Terry | March 1, 2016

    I own and live in an apartment. Foxtel is connected at lots of units within this building . Building manager says no reason he knows of why I can’t connect. Foxtel tells me my unit cannot be connected but won’t give me a reason. Previous tenants have had Foxtel in this unit. If they cannot install Foxtel at this address how do I get to watch AFL football.

    • Staff
      Brodie | March 2, 2016

      Hi Terry,

      If you can’t get a Foxtel box hooked up, I would recommend giving the Foxtel Play 14-day trial a go. Foxtel Play is an app that you can download on your smartphone, tablet or computer. It allows you to stream just about everything available in Foxtel’s library. Alternatively, you could download the AFL Live app.

      Click here for more information on Foxtel Play.

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      Terry | March 2, 2016

      I appreciate your advice. I would like to watch it on my TV. Foxtel play doesn’t allow this. I already have Netflix.

    • Staff
      Brodie | March 4, 2016

      Hi Terry,

      Yeah, it looks like the AFL Live app can’t be streamed to televisions either. I think the best route here is pursuing Foxtel’s customer support for a sufficient explanation. I would recommend contacting Foxtel’s customer support over Facebook or Twitter.

      Let me know how you go,

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    Graeme | October 22, 2015

    If Foxtel available in Rye Victoria

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    peter | October 12, 2015

    can i get foxtel service?

    • Staff
      Stephanie | October 13, 2015

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, Foxtel is not available in your area. However you are eligible for Foxtel on T-Box. You can find out more about Foxtel on T-Box in the article above.

      Hope this has helped,


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      Paul | November 2, 2016

      What happens when Foxtel said that they need to send out a tech to see if our building is Foxtel ready. My building has NBN FTTP connected and working so why would they need to send out a tech to check?
      What actual things does the tech check as well?


    • Staff
      Jason | November 11, 2016

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Usually, Foxtel send out a technician to install the Foxtel service in your premise unless you opt to get the self-installation kit. They may need to check for any technical or other constraints that may prevent you from getting the best of their services. They may also need to lay out some cables or install some connectors for the set-top box in your premise if needed.


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