Your guide to streaming with Foxtel Now

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Foxtel Now

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Foxtel may be the dominant force in pay TV in Australia, but the company saw the potential for Internet streaming entertainment way back in 2013. Formerly known as Foxtel Play, Foxtel Now is the pay TV of the digital age, offering subscriptions to more than 60 live television channels and over 1,000 video-on-demand (VOD) titles.

As of May 2020, Foxtel has also secured the ongoing rights to broadcast HBO content in Australia.

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Foxtel Now brought with it Chromecast support, HD streaming on selected devices and a brand new user interface.

The service can be streamed through a variety of devices, including the Telstra TV streaming box, the Google Chrome browser on PCs and Macs, plus compatible iOS and Android phones and tablets.

Unlike the iQ3 box subscription, there are no lock-in contracts, so you can cancel Foxtel Now at any time. That said, it's worth noting that you'll need to cancel your subscription before the end of the month to avoid being charged for the next month too.

It's important to note that Foxtel Now requires an Internet connection and a compatible device. Data charges may apply if you're streaming on a limited broadband or mobile plan. Consider upgrading your mobile plan by comparing data inclusions.

How does Foxtel Now work?

If you've used a streaming service like Netflix or Stan before then you should be comfortable with Foxtel Now. If you are completely new to the streaming game, here's how it works:

  1. Go to the Foxtel Now website, sign up for your package of choice, add on your additional premium packs and arrange your account details. You'll be direct debited from your chosen account on a monthly basis in accordance with your monthly billing cycle.
  2. Then sign in on your device. This can be done via the website on PCs and Macs using a Google Chrome browser or by downloading the Foxtel Now app to your device. You can see a full breakdown of the devices you can use below.
  3. Enjoy the latest entertainment from all over the world.

Does Foxtel Now offer a free trial?

One of the key benefits of a streaming video service as opposed to a full pay TV service is that there are no installation costs, meaning you can trial the service for free to see if it works for you. Foxtel is currently offering Australian customers a 10-day free trial of Foxtel Now.

To sign up, you will have to provide your credit card details, though you won't be charged during the trial period. Should you continue your service beyond the 10 days, Foxtel will charge your account for a month's subscription of your nominated package.

If you choose to subscribe fully, then your card will be debited monthly according to your billing cycle. You can cancel your subscription at any time, but be aware that you'll need to cancel it before your billing cycle ends or you'll be charged for the following month.

Compare Foxtel Now pricing and packages


Foxtel now has five starter packs to choose from including the required Pop and Lifestyle pack for $25 p/month. Each add-on pack incurs an additional monthly fee. With all packs added on, Foxtel Now can cost up to $104/month.

Below is a full comparison of Foxtel Now plans and packages. However, right now for a limited time you can get all Foxtel Now packs for $25/month for the next 3 months.

Name Product Details Free trial? 4K/UHD? Max. video quality Simultaneous streams Price What's next?
Foxtel Now - Pop and Lifestyle
Foxtel Now - Pop and Lifestyle

Foxtel Now - Pop and Lifestyle

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    10 days
  • Price

    $25 p/month
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10 days
No
HD
2
$25 p/month
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Foxtel Now - Drama Pack
Foxtel Now - Drama Pack

Foxtel Now - Drama Pack

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    10 days
  • Price

    $35 p/month
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10 days
No
HD
2
$35 p/month
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Foxtel Now - Sport Pack
Foxtel Now - Sport Pack

Foxtel Now - Sport Pack

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming,Sports
  • Free trial?

    10 days
  • Price

    $54 p/month
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10 days
No
HD
2
$54 p/month
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Foxtel Now - Movies Pack
Foxtel Now - Movies Pack

Foxtel Now - Movies Pack

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    10 days
  • Price

    $45 p/month
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10 days
No
HD
2
$45 p/month
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Foxtel Now - All Packs
Foxtel Now - All Packs

Foxtel Now - All Packs

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    10-days
  • Price

    $104/month
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10-days
No
HD
2
$104/month
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What kind of content does Foxtel Now offer?

Foxtel Now's various packages offer a huge number of pay TV channels to choose from (and you can see exactly which channels each package offers here), but the most desirable content can without a doubt be found in the Pop pack – where you'll find primo HBO TV shows like Westworld and Game of Thrones and Foxtel Originals like Picnic at Hanging Rock – and the Sports pack, which gives you access to Foxtel's suite of local and international sports coverage.

What devices is Foxtel Now compatible with?


You can register up to five devices on a single Foxtel Now account. You can then watch content on any two of those devices at the same time.

What streaming quality does Foxtel Now offer?

Foxtel Now allows users to stream Foxtel content in 720p High Definition for the first time. You’ll need a minimum speed of 3Mbps to enjoy standard definition streams and a minimum speed of 7Mbps for HD content, when available.

Not all channels are available in HD and roughly half of the VOD content is currently classed as HD.

It's also worth noting that HD is only available on PC/Mac via the Google Chrome browser, Telstra TV and Chromecast. Not all services and programs are available in HD and HD isn't available on mobile and tablet.

How fast does my internet have to be to use Foxtel Now?

Foxtel Now is simply the streaming service, so an Internet connection is essential to stream shows. Your Internet will at minimum need to run at 3Mbps, though the main issue is ensuring you have enough data on your broadband plan to cater for your streaming needs.

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How does Foxtel Now compare?


So how does Foxtel's streaming offering stack up against other VOD players like Netflix, Stan and Prime Video? Compare using our table below.

Name Product Details Service type 4K/UHD? Simultaneous streams Free trial? Price What's next?
Disney+
Disney+

Disney+

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    N/A
  • Price

    $11.99/month
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On-demand streaming
Yes
4
N/A
$11.99/month
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BINGE Standard
BINGE Standard

BINGE Standard

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    14 days
  • Price

    $14/month
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On-demand streaming
No
2
14 days
$14/month
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Amazon Prime Video
Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    30 days
  • Price

    $6.99/month
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On-demand streaming
Yes
3
30 days
$6.99/month
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Kayo Sports Basic
Kayo Sports Basic

Kayo Sports Basic

  • Service type

    Sports
  • Free trial?

    14 days
  • Price

    $25 p/month
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Sports
No
2
14 days
$25 p/month
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Foxtel Now - Pop and Lifestyle
Foxtel Now - Pop and Lifestyle

Foxtel Now - Pop and Lifestyle

  • Service type

    On-demand streaming
  • Free trial?

    10 days
  • Price

    $25 p/month
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On-demand streaming
No
2
10 days
$25 p/month
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The Pop pack includes premium HBO drama like Westworld and Game of Thrones and Foxtel Originals like Picnic at Hanging Rock. Lifestyle includes popular TV shows like Gogglebox Australian and Selling Houses Australia.
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    HeidiAugust 14, 2019

    If I like to get Netflix, broadband and a homeline only for the data and movies, etc. No mobile calls to be made in home line? Can you please help? Maybe even Foxtel also, please?

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      NikkiAugust 15, 2019

      Hi Heidi,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      If you are looking to get Netflix, you would only need an internet connection to do so. If you are looking to create an account, refer to our step on how to set up Netflix.

      To know how to set up a Foxtel streaming, here’s how it works:

      1. Go to the Foxtel Now website, sign up for your package of choice, add on your additional premium packs and arrange your account details. You’ll be direct debited from your chosen account on a monthly basis (after your free 10-day trial), in accordance with your monthly billing cycle.
      2. Sign in on your device via the website on PC and Mac via the Google Chrome browser or download the Foxtel Now app to your devices.
        Enjoy the latest entertainment from all over the world.

      Hope this helps. Feel free to reach out to us again for assistance.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    EDDIEAugust 13, 2019

    Do Foxtel Now support Kogan smart TV?

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      JeniAugust 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Eddie,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      You may download the Foxtel app on your smart TV then open the Foxtel app and log in using your Foxtel Now username and password. You may also get a Foxtel Now box since you may just plug that into your TV and start watching.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    FrankAugust 10, 2019

    Hi
    I have the Platinum package at the moment. We are shift workers and record a lot to watch later. is this possible with foxtell now at home.

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      BellaAugust 12, 2019

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      Since Foxtel Now lets you stream content at any time that suits you, you do not have an option to record. You just simply watch shows on-demand anytime that suits you and you can also watch live TV.

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,
      Bella

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    hughJuly 11, 2019

    how do i get syfy on foxtelnow

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      NikkiJuly 12, 2019

      Hi Hugh,

      Thanks for your question.

      According to my search, SyFy isn’t available on the Foxtel Now platform. If you have a regular Foxtel TV subscription, you will need the Entertainment Plus channel pack to access the SyFy channel.

      Hope this helps! For any further questions, feel free to reach out to us again, we’re here to help.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    GregApril 29, 2019

    Can I watch Formula 1 on Foxtel? How much would it cost?

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      JoshuaMay 1, 2019Staff

      Hi Greg,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      Upon checking, yes, you can watch Formula 1 on Foxtel. You would need to get their Entertainment + Sports package which will cost $55 per month. Foxtel Play customers with a $10 entry pack plus the Sports pick will pay $39 per month.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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