How to set up Foxtel Now on Playstation
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Are you sick of Smart TV owners telling you about all the wild and wonderful things their new gadget can do that your old television can’t? Well, did you know you can do all the things a Smart TV can do and more by using the latest gaming consoles? You know, that strange box in your living room that your children worship?
If you own a Playstation console you can begin streaming Foxtel Now today. Granted, you’ll have to pry the controller from the clutches of your family first. Below is a step-by-step guide for setting up Foxtel Now on each device.
Foxtel Now vs Foxtel Play
Foxtel rebranded its Foxtel Play service as Foxtel Now, but PlayStation 3 consoles still refer to it as Foxtel Play (The PS4 has a dedicated Foxtel Now app). Rest assured, using the Foxtel Play app will let you access all the latest TV available on Foxtel Now.
What consoles can I use to stream Foxtel Now?
- Playstation 3
- Playstation 3 Slim
- Playstation 3 Super Slim
- Playstation 4
How to set up Foxtel Now on Playstation 3 and Playstation 4
Note: To stream Foxtel Now on Playstation 3 and Playstation 4, you will need to be logged into a Playstation Network (PSN) account. If someone in your household uses online gaming, your console should already be registered.
- Switch on the Playstation console.
- Log in to the primary users profile (if you log in as a guest, you may not be able to access the PSN account).
- PS3: Navigate to the "TV/Services" icon in the PS3 menu. PS4:Navigate to the "TV and Video" section (jump to step 5).
- PS3: Select and press the button.
- Locate the "Foxtel Now/Play" application and select "Download".
- Wait for the application to finish downloading (should be complete in two minutes or less).
- Navigate back to the TV/Services section and select the Foxtel Now/Play application by pressing the .
- In the application, you should be presented with the many titles you begin streaming. Select a title you would like to stream. You should now receive a prompt to log in with your username and password you chose when signing up the free trial.
What are the benefits of streaming Foxtel Now on Playstation 3 and Playstation 4?
- Cheaper than purchasing a Smart TV
- Cross-functionality with other Sony products (stereos, PS VITA etc.)
- Easy-to-manage parental controls
Want to stream more TV shows and movies on your video game console?
Foxtel Now isn't the only streaming service compatible with PlayStation consoles. Netflix, Stan and Amazon Prime Video all have apps you can install to your console to watch your favourite content without the need for a smart TV. Even better, these services offer free trials so you can take them for a spin without spending a cent. If that sounds good to you, use the links below to get started with a free trial.
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