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How to set up Foxtel Now on every compatible device
Your step-by-step guide for setting up Foxtel Now on every available device.
So, you've been lured over to Foxtel Now. Maybe it's the overwhelming supply of Aussie sports that has served as the carrot. Or perhaps it's one of the many TV shows the service offers, including HBO hits such as Euphoria, Our Flag Means Death or The Staircase. Whatever your motivation, we're here to help you with a quick and concise guide to setting up Foxtel Now.
How to subscribe to Foxtel Now
First, you'll need to get yourself hooked up with an account.
- Navigate to the Foxtel Now website and simply click on the Get started button. From here, you'll have a decision to make as Foxtel Now isn't a one-price-fits-all service. At the bare minimum, $25 a month will get you the Essentials Pack that includes the Pop and Lifestyle channels.
- From there, you can bundle other channel packs to your subscription – Movies, Sport or Drama Extra. If you want them all, go for the Ultimate Bundle that packs Docos and Kids content too for $104 a month. Promotions are often available, so you might get a discount. There is no longer a free trial.
- Click the deal you wish to go with and then complete the sign-up process by entering your personal details, preferred email address and a password you want for the account.
- Next, hit Sign Up and Continue and enter your payment details on the second page that loads up. Do all that and you're ready for some Foxtel Now binge-watch action.
I'm all signed up but what devices are supported?
The good news is that Foxtel Now runs not only on its own dedicated Foxtel Now Box hardware but also a wide array of third-party platforms. Assuming you meet the minimum network requirements (3Mbps Internet speed), you can set up Foxtel Now on these compatible devices:
- Foxtel Now box
- Mobile/tablet (with Foxtel Go)
- Chromecast or AirPlay
- NVIDIA Shield TV
- PC/Mac (with Foxtel Go)
- PlayStation 4
- Select smart TVs
- Telstra TV
Foxtel Now isn't available on the likes of Apple TV, but you can get around that through AirPlay.
How do I watch Foxtel Now with Chromecast/AirPlay?
The Chromecast route is not so different from the Now box option. Simply plug your Chromecast into an HDMI port on your TV and then get power to the device via either a USB port on the TV or through a power adaptor.
Next, download the Google Home app onto your iOS/Android device and make sure that same said device is on the exact same Wi-Fi signal as the Chromecast. You can then use your device as a remote to watch Foxtel Now via the Foxtel Go app.
To cast to your TV, the Chromecast icon on the top-right corner of the screen. For AirPlay, the AirPlay icon will appear on the bottom-right of the screen.
How can I set up and watch Foxtel Now on Telstra TV?
Scroll to App Store on the Telstra TV, locate the Foxtel Now app and download it. Then, sign in with your credentials.
How do I set up and watch Foxtel Now on my smart TV?
Much like the mobile/tablet instructions, navigate to the App section of your smart TV. Enter the search string "Foxtel Now" to locate and install the app you need. Once it's been installed, you can enter your sign-in details to get watching.
Foxtel Now is compatible with select models of Samsung, LG, Hisense and Sony Android TVs.
How do I set up and watch Foxtel Now on my PlayStation console?
Foxtel Now is only available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles.
Power up your console and navigate to the PlayStation Store. Look for a section of the store entitled TV/Streaming and click on the Foxtel Now app to download it to your dashboard like you would any digitally bought game. Click on the icon, enter your details and get watching.
You'll need to have HDCP enabled before Foxtel Now will work (it's an anti-piracy measure). To do this, scroll all the way right on your home screen to Settings. Then, scroll downward in the list that appears to System. Find the HDCP checkbox and make sure that it's ticked.
Can I watch Foxtel Now on my Xbox gaming console?
No. Foxtel Now used to be available on Xbox consoles but that's no longer the case.
How can I watch Foxtel Now on my Foxtel Now box?
Once your Foxtel Now box has been delivered, use the provided cables to plug it into a power source and plug the HDMI cord into your TV (note the name of said port, be it HDMI 1, HDMI 2 and others). With the AV/AUX of your TV set to the corresponding HDMI channel, power on the Box, enter your Wi-Fi details and then feed in the login details of your account. With all that done, you're ready to watch.
How can I watch Foxtel Now on my mobile device and/or tablet?
To watch Foxtel Now on your mobile device, you will need the Foxtel Go app. Simply open up the marketplace of choice on your device (App Store, Google Play), enter "Foxtel Go" into the search field and click Get or Install. Once it's installed, getting connected is as simple as tapping on the icon and entering your Foxtel Now email and password.
How can I watch Foxtel Now with NVIDIA Shield TV?
Foxtel Now is compatible with Shield TV and Shield TV Pro. Simply download the Foxtel Now app from Google Play and sign in with your credentials. The app is only compatible with Android TV 10 OS and below.
How do I watch Foxtel Now on my Mac or Windows desktop?
You'll need the Foxtel Go app to watch Foxtel Now via your computer. You can download the Foxtel Go app on your device or visit watch.foxtel.com.au on your Chrome or Safari browser on PC or Mac. Then, sign in with your Foxtel Now credentials.
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