How to set up Foxtel Now on your LG smart TV

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

Purchased the latest LG smart TV but don’t know what to do with it? 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, though, you can use streaming video on demand (SVOD) services like Foxtel Now. We have a simple, step-by-step guide to walk you through setting up Foxtel Now on your LG smart TV.

Foxtel Now vs Foxtel Play

Foxtel recently rebranded its Foxtel Play service under the name Foxtel Now, but LG smart TVs still access the service using the Foxtel Play app. The content is the same – only the name is different.

If you haven’t already, make sure you sign up to Foxtel Now’s free trial

Foxtel is currently offering 14 days free on its streaming service if you’re a new customer. There are no lock-in contracts and no strings attached. Find out how to get your Foxtel Now free trial today to get yourself one step closer to streaming on your LG smart TV.

Is my LG smart TV compatible with Foxtel Now?

Please note that Foxtel Now, through the Foxtel Play app, is only available on some 2013 LG models and nothing newer.

Chipset Compatible models
H13 60LA8600, 55LA8600
M13 - LCD60LA7410, 55LA7400, 55LA6620, 50LA6620, 47LA6620,42LA6620, 60LA6230, 55LA6230, 50LA6230, 42LA6230,32LA6230, 60LN5710, 55LN5710, 42LN5710, 55LA6200, 55LA6910, 42LA6910
How do I set up Foxtel Now on my LG smart TV?

Note: The Foxtel Play application should already be loaded on your LG smart TV. If not, update your LG smart TV to the latest firmware before continuing.

  1. Power your LG smart TV on.
  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 Smart Hub by pressing the HOME button.
  4. In the LG Smart Hub, select the Foxtel Play application.
  5. Enter the username and password that you created when registering with Foxtel Now and select LOG IN with the remote.
  6. Congratulations! 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 Foxtel Now on an LG smart TV has a number of advantages. If you're watching Anytime content (catch-up TV, in other words), you can pause and rewind up to 30 minutes in any program. You can also save your favourite channels in a single list, making it easier to switch between them. And if you have kids running around, you'll be glad to know there are plenty of 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 one of your five available slots for registered Foxtel Now devices. If you've already registered five devices to your Foxtel Now account, you can only switch them out once every month.


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Matt Sayer

Matt is a writer covering the latest tech, telco and video game news at finder.com.au. In his downtime from helping Aussies make informed decisions on their broadband, mobile phone, and streaming video plans, he likes exploring rich video game worlds and kicking back with a good book.

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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, 2016Staff

      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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