Purchased a fancy new Samsung smart TV but don’t know what to do with it? Make the most of that bad boy with Foxtel Now.
As smart TVs get cheaper and Internet TV choices multiply, more people than ever are streaming their daily entertainment straight from the Internet. If you’ve already taken the plunge and treated yourself to a Samsung smart TV, you're probably looking for ways to run it through its paces. For that, Foxtel Now is ideal. With all the best Foxtel content streamed over the Internet for a fraction of the price of traditional Foxtel, Foxtel Now will ensure your new Samsung smart TV gets plenty of use.
Foxtel Now vs Foxtel Play
Foxtel recently rebranded its Foxtel Play service under the name Foxtel Now, but Samsung smart TVs still access the service using the Foxtel Play app. The content is the same, only the name is different.
Get Foxtel Now for free
Before we get started with setting up Foxtel Now on your Samsung smart TV, you’re going to need a Foxtel Now account. We recommend signing up to Foxtel Now's 2-week free trial to make sure the service is right for you.
Is my Samsung smart TV compatible with Foxtel Now?
Not all Samsung TVs were created equal, so it’s important to check that your television is compatible with Foxtel Now. Below is a list of compatible devices.
Where can I find my TV's model number?
Your television’s model number can usually be located on the label at the rear of your Samsung smart TV (see picture for reference).
|Blu-Ray players||BD-F8900, BD-F8909, BD-F8500, BD-F8509, BD-F6900, BD-6909, BD-F5900, BD-FM5900, BD-F6500, BD-F7500, 2012BD Player with HDD (Only with "SmartHub" feature) BD-E8500A, BD-E8900A, BD-H5500/XY, BD-H6500/XY, BD-H8500A/XY, BD-H8900A/XY, HT-H4500R/XY, HT-H6550WM/XY, HT-H7750WM/XY|
|Home theatre||HT-F5200, HT-FS5200, HT-F5500, HT-F5500K, HT-5500W, HT-F5530, HT-F5550, HT-F5530K, HT-5530HK, HT-F5550K, HT-F5550HK, HT-FM53, HT-FM53C, HT-FM55WC, HT-FS6200, HT-F6500, HT-F6500W, HT-FM65WC, HT-F6530, HT-F6550, HT-F6530W, HT-F6550W, HT-F9750W, HT-FS9200|
|Smart TV||Any smart TV model after 2012|
|Other||Any TV, Blu-Ray player or home theatre system released before 2012|
How do I set up Foxtel Now on my Samsung smart TV?
- Turn on your Samsung smart TV and check that it is connected to the Internet.
- Open Samsung Smart Hub by pressing the button on your remote control.
- This is the slightly confusing part. Open the Foxtel Play application (Foxtel Play is what Foxtel Now was called until recently). The Foxtel Play app should be preloaded on your television so long as your TV is updated with the latest firmware.
- Log in with the username and password you chose when you signed up to Foxtel Now.
Need to update your Samsung smart TV with the latest firmware?
- Switch on your Samsung smart TV and check that it is connected to the Internet. Some devices take longer to establish a connection than others, so give it a few minutes.
- Navigate to the options menu by pressing Menu on the remote control. Arrow down on the Support tab and select Software Update.
- Select Online.
- Wait as your Samsung device searches for an update; if there is one available, your device will download and install it automatically.
Foxtel in the news
The third and final match of the Bledisloe Cup kicks off on 21 October and you can watch it live without leaving your cosy couch. Read more…
Foxtel subscribers will be able to start watching the hand-picked dramas from next month. Read more…
Mr Robot returns for season three and it's bringing the wonderful Bobby Cannavale along for the ride. Read more…