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How to set up Foxtel Now on your LG smart TV: A step-by-step guide

Life's good with Foxtel Now, so why not make the most of it with your LG smart TV?

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Purchased the latest LG smart TV but not sure how to set up Foxtel Now? Don't worry, you're not alone.

Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do with your new smart TV, from checking the weather to catching up on the news. Most importantly, you can use online streaming services like Foxtel Now. We have a simple step-by-step guide to walk you through setting up the streaming service on your LG smart TV.

Foxtel Now vs Foxtel Play

The Foxtel Play service was rebranded to Foxtel Now, but you can still use the Play app on some devices. The content is the same – only the name is different. LG TVs support the Foxtel app.

Is my LG smart TV compatible with Foxtel Now?

Foxtel Now is compatible with 2017 to 2021 models of LG smart TVs (using webOS 3.5 and greater).

How do I set up Foxtel Now on my LG smart TV?

  1. Power on your LG smart TV.
  2. Make sure your LG smart TV is connected to the Internet (instructions on testing connection settings can be found in your TV's manual).
  3. Access the LG Content Store by pressing the Home button.
  4. In the LG Content Store, search for the Foxtel app and install it.
  5. Enter the username and password that you created when registering with Foxtel Now and select Log in with the remote.
  6. You can now start streaming Foxtel Now's library from your LG smart TV.

What are the pros and cons of streaming Foxtel Now through my LG smart TV?

Streaming on an LG smart TV has its advantages. If you're watching live TV, you can pause and rewind for up to 30 minutes. For on-demand content, you can create a watchlist, auto-play the next episode and watch with closed captions where available. If you have kids running around, you'll be glad to know there are parental controls available through Foxtel Now on LG smart TVs.

The only real downside to streaming Foxtel Now on your LG smart TV is the fact it takes up 1 of your 5 available slots for registered Foxtel Now devices. If you've already registered 5 devices to your Foxtel Now account, you can deregister a device anytime.

What to do if your LG TV doesn't support Foxtel Now

If your specific LG TV doesn't support Foxtel Now out of the box, don't fret. There are plenty of other ways to stream the service on your TV. By purchasing or connecting the devices below to your LG TV, you'll be able to install the app and start streaming:

Foxtel Now is also compatible with Hisense smart TVs, Sony Android TV and Samsung smart TVs.

Alternatively, you can look at signing up to the regular pay TV service and use the included Foxtel iQ box to watch the latest TV shows and movies on your LG TV.

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    DottieSeptember 15, 2017

    I have an lg 2017 model How don I set up Foxtel now on this?
    Thankyou

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      MattSeptember 15, 2017Staff

      Hi Dottie,

      Thanks for your question.

      Unfortunately, Foxtel has not yet released its updated Foxtel Now app for modern LG Smart TVs and the older Foxtel Play app is only supported on LG TVs from 2013 and earlier. As such, you’ll need to either wait for Foxtel to release the new Foxtel Now app (no ETA on that yet) or purchase a separate streaming device such as Google Chromecast.

      I hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Matt

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      DottieSeptember 15, 2017

      Thanks Matt

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    cagsSeptember 10, 2016

    I’ve just swapped to TVs around like to know where the two coax type cables go to on foxtel box and how to tune TV for fox on a 2010 model lg 42 inch tv

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      ChesterSeptember 10, 2016

      Hello Cags!

      Thanks for your question.

      Please be advised that you have come thru finder.com.au and we are a financial comparison and general information provider. In order to properly set up your Foxtel box, kindly contact Foxtel thru their website or thru their dedicated phone technical team so you may be able to configure and successfully set your foxtel box.

      Regards,
      Chester

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