All the devices you can watch Foxtel Now on

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Foxtel's foray into the world of Internet TV, Foxtel Now offers an online, on-demand streaming service for all programming available on regular Foxtel.

With Foxtel Now, you're able to watch aired shows at a later date or watch your favourite episodes again and again. Plus, you're able to take them mobile. You can download the app for compatible mobile phones and tablets (or even laptops if you have a Wi-Fi connection or dongle) and watch your favourite shows on the go.

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Which devices are compatible with Foxtel Now?

The great thing about Foxtel Now is that it enables you to take everything you love about Foxtel with you. But, of course, you can watch it at home as well.

However, in order to watch Foxtel Now, you'll need to make sure you're using a compatible device – be it a smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet, or a variety of other streaming devices. If you're not sure whether your preferred device (or devices – you can connect to Foxtel Now on up to five per subscription!) are covered, don't worry. Below you'll find the complete list of all Foxtel Now compatible devices. Just be aware that you can only watch Foxtel Now on any two of these devices at a single time.

It's worth mentioning that some devices may still refer to Foxtel Now under its previous name, Foxtel Play. These devices will not have access to the full range of Foxtel Now features, such as high definition streaming.

Foxtel Now Box

The best way to watch Foxtel Now is through the Foxtel Now Box. Through the device, you'll be able to stream TV in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD).

You can also access free-to-air TV and the Google Play store via the Foxtel Now box. As an added bonus the Foxtel Now box has Chromecast built-in.

Other handy features is the continue watching option, adding shows to your watchlist, pause and rewind broadcasts up to 30 minutes and the trending section.

PCs and Macs

An easy way to watch Foxtel Now on your PC or Mac is through the Google Chrome web player, which requires nothing more than the latest version of the Google Chrome web browser. Through Google Chrome, you'll be able to stream TV in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD).

You can also watch Foxtel Now by downloading the older Foxtel Play program onto your computer. The Foxtel Play program only supports SD and lacks some of the new features available in Google Chrome.

For PCs, the Foxtel Play program requires a machine that has a minimum operating system of Windows XP with Internet Explorer 8 or above.

For Macs, the Foxtel Play program needs a minimum operating system of Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or Mac OS X Lion 10.7 with Safari version 5 or above.

Please note, Footy Play is not available for viewing on a PC or Mac.

Smartphones and tablets

Foxtel Now is compatible with a wide range of smartphones and tablets through the Foxtel Now app.

Apple users can download the iOS Foxtel Now app to any iPad 2 or above, iPhone 4s or above, or iPod Touch 5 or above running at least iOS 8.0.

Android users can download the Android Foxtel Now app on any mobile or tablet device running Android 4.1 or above.

Telstra TV

Telstra TV allows you to download the Foxtel Now app. From there you simply login with your Foxtel customer details and you can begin watching.

One of the great functionalities of this option is it gives you the same user experience as using a Foxtel Now box.

Xbox One

Foxtel Now works with the Xbox One, though it may be branded under the older Foxtel Play name. You’ll need a Xbox Live subscription to access Foxtel Now on Xbox.

To log in, sign into Xbox Live, then to the TV and movies page. Here, you’ll find the Foxtel Play tile to download the app.

Sony PlayStation

Foxtel Now works with all models of Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony PlayStation 4, albeit under the older branding of Foxtel Play.

For Sony PlayStation 3, follow these steps:

1. Sign into the PlayStation Network with your PSN account.
2. Find the TV/Services icon in the main menu.
3. Choose My Channels to find and download the Foxtel Play app.

For Sony PlayStation 4, follow these steps:

1. Sign into the PlayStation Network with your PSN account.
2. Continue onto the TV and Video section.
3. Next, choose the Foxtel Play icon to download the app.

Google Chromecast

All Google Chromecast devices support Foxtel Now via the Foxtel Now mobile app. Simply select the Chromecast option in the Foxtel Now app on your smartphone or tablet and you'll be able to stream live and catch-up TV in both SD and HD to your Chromecast device.

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Sony Android TVs

Works best with Sony TV's powered by Android TV running OS 7.0 and above. These TV's are those made by Sony from 2015 onwards.

Samsung smart TVs, Blu-Ray players and home theatre systems

The compatible devices listed below should come pre-loaded with the Foxtel Play app, which is the name Foxtel Now was operating under until recently. Simply open the Samsung Smart Hub on your device (there should be a button on your remote control) and choose the Foxtel Play app.

LG smart TVs

Sony smart TVs

The compatible devices listed below should come pre-loaded with the Foxtel Play app, which is what Foxtel Now was known as until recently.

What sort of Internet connection do I need to watch Foxtel Now?

Foxtel Now lets you stream content at one of two quality levels: standard definition (SD) and 720p high definition (HD). To stream in SD, you'll need a minimum Internet speed of 3Mbps. For 720p HD, the minimum speed increases to 7Mbps.

You'll want to note, though, that only select content on Foxtel Now is available in HD. Some channels and on-demand videos can only be streamed in standard definition.

How much data does Foxtel Now use?

Like all streaming services, Foxtel Now can chew through a lot of your monthly data cap if you're not careful. While the amount of data Foxtel Now uses can change depending on the speed of your Internet connection and what content you're watching, as a general guide it won't exceed 1,310MB per hour at HD video quality. If that's a bit steep for you, switching to SD will bring usage down to no more than 470MB per hour.

However, Foxtel Broadband customers don't have to worry about data usage as all Foxtel Now content is unmetered through the service. That means you can binge on as much Game of Thrones as you like without worrying about blowing through your monthly data cap.

One last thing you'll want to remember: if you’re streaming Foxtel Now on a mobile device, unless you’re using Wi-Fi or have an unlimited data plan, you will eat into your allocated mobile data. Since data caps on mobile plans are a lot lower than home broadband plans, it can be all too easy to exceed your quota and end up with a bill the size of a small country's GDP.

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    TaniaApril 16, 2019

    I have a Hitachi smart tv and do not have the Foxtel app and cannot work out how to download. I have Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Netrange, Foxxum, Seasa, Screencast, but no Foxtel app. Can you help?

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      JoshuaApril 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Tania,

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

      Hitachi Smart TVs does not have a pre-installed Foxtel app. For this reason, you would need to download the app manually from the app store. Thus, you need to go to the app store, download Foxtel app, and start watching Foxtel on your TV.

      If you cannot locate the app store or don’t see Foxtel app offered, please contact your device manufacturer to learn how you can access Foxtel.

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

      Have a wonderful day!


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    DiDecember 2, 2018

    Is my Polaroid 55″ UHD Smart TV compatible with Foxtel Now?

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      JhezDecember 7, 2018Staff

      Hello Di,

      Thank you for your comment.

      As per the list of Smart TV’s that are compatible with Foxtel Now, Polaroid 55″ UHD Smart TV is unfortunately not on the list which means it’s not compatible. Kindly refer to the brands of Smart Tv’s for Foxtel Now above.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.


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    BigOctober 23, 2018

    Is there any chance Foxtel Now will be available on the Amazon Fire Stick in the future?

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      JoelOctober 24, 2018

      Hi there,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Foxtel Now isn’t compatible with Amazon Fire stick at this stage, however please note that a lot of customers have requested for this. In the mean time, you can check out compatible devices on THIS page.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)


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    OvrndrSeptember 11, 2015

    I have a sony blu ray player model BDP-S390 is it possible to setup Foxtel Play It is connected to internet.

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      BrodieSeptember 15, 2015

      Hi Ovrndr,

      Unfortunately, Foxtel Play isn’t compatible with Sony Blu-ray players. You can only access Foxtel Play through the devices listed above.



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