All Foxtel customers receive free upgrades for a limited time
If you're a Foxtel user, your library of content just expanded at no extra cost.
As more people stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, entertainment companies are coming up with fresh initiatives meant to make staying informed and entertained during these challenging times easier. Foxtel is no exception. The company announced a series of freebies existing users can enjoy starting 26 March.
First off, users get more content, with everyone able to access Foxtel's full range of Drama, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Documentaries, Reality and Kids TV channels and on-demand libraries. Moreover, customers will have access to Multiscreen, which means you can watch on up to two additional devices at the same time. That includes casting the Foxtel GO app to additional TVs so everyone in the family can watch in style.
Since it's important to stay on top of what's going on in both Australia and overseas, you can access Foxtel's full range of news services including Sky News and the dedicated Sky News COVID-19 news channel along with international news from CNN, FOX News, BBC World News, Sky News UK, CNBC and Bloomberg Television. A move similar to Fetch TV's.
This move is no doubt somewhat due to all the sports that have been cancelled due to COVID-19. Historically sports was Foxtel's strongest offering and now that for the foreseeable future none are on, existing customers online have been demanding action.
Foxtel Now subscribers
If you're a Foxtel Now subscriber, you can enjoy additional channels packs without modifying your membership. Drama Extra, Docos, Pop, Lifestyle and Kids will be added for free to the Essentials, Pop or Lifestyle packs. New Foxtel Now customers still have the option to take on the free trial offer or discounted monthly packs.
Foxtel broadband customers
As for Foxtel from Tesltra and Foxtel from Optus users, everyone with a monthly allowance will get to enjoy unlimited data instead. That means you can stream as much as you want without worrying that you might run out of data.
The premium content and features come into effect on 26 March and will be available to Foxtel clients until 31 May. Customers do not need to activate the changes – they will automatically come into effect. There will be no change to your package if you're already subscribed to these channels or already have a broadband subscription with unlimited data.
Foxtel offers plenty of entertainment options, from broadband to pay TV channel packs to an online streaming service, Foxtel Now. Users can choose between bundles and personalise their service to best suit their needs.
The basic Foxtel channel pack, Foxtel Plus, comes with 50+ channels of entertainment, drama, lifestyle, docos, reality and more. Users get the iQ4 box, which lets you record live TV and enjoy content in 4K video quality. The Foxtel GO app is also free for all clients. It enables you to stream content from your channel packs live or on demand.
Foxtel Now, the company's streaming service, lets you watch Foxtel channels live and enjoy content on demand via the Internet. The basic Essentials pack costs $25 a month and comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels. There are no contracts, so you can cancel your subscription anytime.
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