You're already paying for Foxtel Now; you shouldn't have to pay for extra data too. Here's how you can stream all the Foxtel Now you want without using a single MB of your monthly cap.
What is Foxtel Now?
Foxtel Now is Foxtel's venture into the world of streaming TV. With Foxtel Now, you can watch live TV across a range of channels like FOX8, Cartoon Network and Showcase—the home of Game of Thrones. You can also access thousands of hours of on-demand entertainment, including the latest premium drama shows, blockbuster movies and sporting events.
How much data do I need to stream movies with Foxtel Now?
This is the big question. By Foxtel’s own calculations, watching two hours of Internet TV per day at the highest video quality available would use around 80GB of data per month. Even if you set the video quality to its lowest setting, two hours of TV a day will use around 30GB of data per month. This is a lot of data, especially if you’re on a capped plan or if you pay for your usage per GB.
What is unmetered downloading and why do I need it?
Unmetered streaming or downloading is essentially where certain Internet services are excluded from your monthly data usage. If, for example, your Internet plan gave you unmetered Foxtel Now, you could watch as many episodes of Game of Thrones as you like without it ever counting against your monthly quota. This is especially useful if you have a low Internet data cap or a lot of people in your house downloading on a regular basis. With unmetered streaming, you don't need to worry about the excess usage fees or slower speeds associated with going over your monthly limit.
Internet Service Providers with unmetered Foxtel Now
|Unmetered Foxtel Now(Y/N)||Price / bundle options|
|Foxtel Broadband||Y||Click here for options|
|Telstra BigPond||N||Click here for options|
|Telstra Home Broadband||N||Click here for options|
|Telstra Mobile / Prepaid||N||Click here for options|
|Telstra 3G||N||Click here for options|
|Telstra 4G||N||Click here for options|
|iiNet||N||Click here for options|
|Internode||N||Click here for options|
My Internet Provider doesn’t allow for unmetered Foxtel Now.
No worries. You can still control Foxtel Now's data usage by lowering viewing quality in order to use less data. This will reduce your data usage per hour from around 1310MB to 470MB. Aside from this, the only other way to control the amount of data you use is to control the amount of television that you watch.