Foxtel adds AirPlay support to Foxtel Now

Alex Kidman 7 December 2017

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Foxtel adds Apple TV streaming support plus HD on Apple iPad and iPhone.

Foxtel has announced that users of its Foxtel Now streaming service can now use Apple's AirPlay functionality to stream video content through Apple TV to a large screen.

Previously if you'd attempted AirPlay of Foxtel Now, the best result you might get would be an audio stream but nothing else, and all too often a simple failure to communicate at all.

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Foxtel has also announced an update to its Foxtel Now iOS app that adds HD support for users viewing Foxtel Now content on iPads or iPhone devices, where previously that app only offered standard definition content.

You'll need to update the Foxtel Now app on your iOS device in order to gain access to both HD content and Airplay streaming functionality. However, there's still no sign of HD access for Android tablet users.

The move to allow Airplay is an interesting one in light of Foxtel's recent launch of its own Foxtel Now Box streaming device, although it's clearly a play to offer Foxtel Now on as many platforms as possible in order to generate subscriber numbers.

If you're an Apple TV owner, you've got a lot of streaming content to catch up on, with Amazon announcing this morning that it now has a dedicated Apple TV app for its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.

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