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Can I get Foxtel at my address?

Don't worry if the answer is no because there are options (and yes, they do involve you being able to watch Game of Thrones).

The traditional Foxtel Pay TV service is only available in certain areas via cable or satellite connections and, if you’re reading this, then you probably know that your area isn’t one of them. But if you’re not sure, you can head to the Telstra or Foxtel website and type your address into the address checker. This will let you know exactly what services you can get where you live.

If you don't live in a Foxtel-eligible area and are worried that you're going to miss out on the TV that you love, don't worry. You can still get the streaming service Foxtel Now.

What alternatives to Foxtel are there?

You’ve probably seen adverts for Netflix, Stan or Amazon Prime Video around lately. These are all Internet TV streaming services. Basically, they let you watch TV and movies on-demand through the Internet. As you can imagine they’re hugely popular and are growing every day. They have no lock-in contracts, cheap monthly fees and great libraries.

But if you're dead-set on Foxtel's catalogue of movies and TV shows, you'll want to check out Foxtel Now. It’s Foxtel's own foray into Internet TV, giving you loads of control, a great library of shows and a chance to get the latest premium drama, movies and sports. All you need is an Internet connection.

How do I get Foxtel Now?

All you need to access Foxtel Now is an Internet connection. A wide array of phones, computers, smart TVs and tablets are compatible with Foxtel Now, and you can check if your own device is supported in our Foxtel Now compatibility guide.

How much does Foxtel Now cost?

Like traditional Foxtel, Foxtel Now offers a number of channel packages you can subscribe to. The pricing for different channel packs varies, though you have to sign up to at least the Essentials bundle for $25 a month. This gets you the Pop and Lifestyle channel packs with the option to add on other packs like Drama, Sports and Movies starting at an additional $10 per month. You can mix and match as many packs as you like, and even if you spring for them all, it still ends up cheaper than a regular Foxtel subscription.

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Foxtel vs Foxtel Now: What’s the difference?

Foxtel is a traditional cable TV provider. You sign up for a termed contract, technicians come to your house and install your system, and then you can watch as much TV as you like, all while paying a monthly bill for your contract length. This gives you access to tonnes of live TV, loads of channels and, if you pay for them, a few extras like sports and movies.

Foxtel Now is an Internet TV service and is designed to be a lot more flexible than the traditional cable version. There is no contract and no installation, you pay month-to-month and you can cancel whenever you like. You can watch Foxtel Now on any Internet-ready device and as part of the service, you’ll receive hours of on-demand movies and TV shows available at the click of a button.

Which is better: Foxtel or Foxtel Now?

Well, that really depends on you. If you like watching TV on the TV, are in an eligible area to receive Foxtel and aren’t planning on moving house, then Foxtel might be best. If you’re a light user who watches specific shows and wants to avoid getting locked into contracts, then consider Foxtel Now. Of course, it’s also a great alternative for getting your entertainment fix when you’re in an area that doesn’t support Foxtel.

Can I get Foxtel with my broadband connection?

Definitely. Foxtel launched as an Internet Service Provider in order to be able to bundle its Pay TV service with a broadband and phone connection, while Telstra also offers entertainment bundles that include a subscription to Foxtel. You can compare the different Foxtel bundle plans below:

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    RayJanuary 4, 2019

    Does Foxtel still use sat dishes on roofs?

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      JohnJanuary 4, 2019Staff

      Hi Ray,

      Thank you for reaching out to finder.

      Foxtel now provides a service called Foxtel Play which you can receive via the Internet and no satellite dish is required. The Satellite dish do need direct line of sight to the sky as it receives the signal from the satellite. Hope this helps!


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    canJune 1, 2017

    Can i get foxtel at my new apartment

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      MayJune 1, 2017Staff

      Hi there,

      Thank you for your inquiry. Please note that you’ve come through to, a comparison website and general information service. We do not represent Foxtel.

      You can actually head to the Telstra or Foxtel website and type your address into their address checker to see if you can get Foxtel in your apartment.


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    PaulJanuary 25, 2017

    I live at Weeronna island 10 kms south of port pirie sth Australia.i cannot get information about the possibility of a connection?
    I would like to install foxtel but have no phone line but use a restraining dongle.
    What are my alternatives as we will not be installing a home phone line.
    Thank you

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      MayJanuary 25, 2017Staff

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      If you’d like to confirm whether Foxtel is available in your address, please visit Telstra or Foxtel website and type your address into their address checker.

      In case you still can’t get Foxtel, you may opt for other internet TV services like Netflix, Stan and Foxtel TV. Basically, you’ll need to have internet service to be able to stream the movies and shows they air. Typically, they have no lock in contracts, cheap monthly fees and great libraries. And you can stream through your phone, computer, smart TV or tablet.

      Hope this helps.


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    TerryMarch 1, 2016

    I own and live in an apartment. Foxtel is connected at lots of units within this building . Building manager says no reason he knows of why I can’t connect. Foxtel tells me my unit cannot be connected but won’t give me a reason. Previous tenants have had Foxtel in this unit. If they cannot install Foxtel at this address how do I get to watch AFL football.

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      BrodieMarch 2, 2016

      Hi Terry,

      If you can’t get a Foxtel box hooked up, I would recommend giving the Foxtel Play 14-day trial a go. Foxtel Play is an app that you can download on your smartphone, tablet or computer. It allows you to stream just about everything available in Foxtel’s library. Alternatively, you could download the AFL Live app.

      Click here for more information on Foxtel Play.

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      TerryMarch 2, 2016

      I appreciate your advice. I would like to watch it on my TV. Foxtel play doesn’t allow this. I already have Netflix.

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      BrodieMarch 4, 2016

      Hi Terry,

      Yeah, it looks like the AFL Live app can’t be streamed to televisions either. I think the best route here is pursuing Foxtel’s customer support for a sufficient explanation. I would recommend contacting Foxtel’s customer support over Facebook or Twitter.

      Let me know how you go,

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    GraemeOctober 22, 2015

    If Foxtel available in Rye Victoria

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    peterOctober 12, 2015

    can i get foxtel service?

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      StephanieOctober 13, 2015Staff

      Hi Peter,

      Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, Foxtel is not available in your area. However you are eligible for Foxtel on T-Box. You can find out more about Foxtel on T-Box in the article above.

      Hope this has helped,


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      PaulNovember 2, 2016

      What happens when Foxtel said that they need to send out a tech to see if our building is Foxtel ready. My building has NBN FTTP connected and working so why would they need to send out a tech to check?
      What actual things does the tech check as well?


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      JasonNovember 11, 2016Staff

      Hi Paul,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Usually, Foxtel send out a technician to install the Foxtel service in your premise unless you opt to get the self-installation kit. They may need to check for any technical or other constraints that may prevent you from getting the best of their services. They may also need to lay out some cables or install some connectors for the set-top box in your premise if needed.


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