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How Do I Set up Foxtel Now on Samsung Smart TV?

Purchased a fancy new 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 than ever people are streaming their daily entertainment straight from the internet. If you’ve already made the plunge and treated yourself to a Smart TV, then what are you waiting for? There are various free trials available for Australian’s streaming video on demand (SVOD) that give you access to thousands of titles in an instant. Follow these simple directions to trial Foxtel Now on your Samsung Smart TV today.

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.

Firstly, you’ll need to register for your free trial…

Before we get started with setting up Foxtel Now on your Smart TV, you’re going to need a Foxtel Now account. We’d recommend signing up to the 2 week free trial by clicking on the links available on this page.

Is your Samsung Smart TV or Smart Hub enabled device compatible with Foxtel Now?

Not all Samsung TVs were created equally, that’s why it’s important to check that the television is compatible with Foxtel Now. Below is a list of compatible devices.

Your television’s model number can usually be located on label on the rear of your Samsung Smart TV (see picture for reference). Foxtel Play on a Samsung Smart TV-03  
Blu-Ray PlayersBD-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 TheatreHT-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 TVAny Smart TV model after 2012
OtherAny TV, Blu-Ray Player or Home Theatre System released before 2012
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How do I set up Foxtel Now on Samsung Smart TV?

  1. Turn on your Samsung Smart TV and check that it is connected to the internet.
  2. Open Samsung Smart Hub by pressing the Foxtel Play on a Samsung Smart TV-02 button on your remote control.
  3. 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.
  4. Log in with the username and password you chose when you signed up to Foxtel Now.
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Need to update your Samsung Smart TV with the latest firmware?

  1. Switch on your Samsung Smart TV and check that is connected to the internet. Some devices take longer to establish a connection than others, so give it a few minutes.
  2. Navigate to the options menu by pressing Menu on the remote control. Arrow down on the Support tab select Software Update.
  3. Select Online.
  4. Wait as your Samsung device searches for an update, if there is one available, your device with download and install it automatically.

Brodie Fogg

Brodie is the Assistant Publisher at for everything tech and telco. When he's not drooling over the latest comic book releases or grinding away at the newest time-devouring RPG, he's helping people choose between Australia's streaming services, suggesting better broadband plans or comparing the latest mobile plans.

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6 Responses to How Do I Set up Foxtel Now on Samsung Smart TV?

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    Michael | August 3, 2016

    Hi, I’ve got a new 2016 Samsung Smart TV, and there is no Foxtel GO App in the app area – do I need to update my firmware to get the new app, or is the app not ready yet and if so do you guys know when will it be?



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    Shayne | July 5, 2016

    Hi there I just purchased a new Samsung 2016 K6000 tv and could not locate the foxtel play app or find it when I searched the smart hub. Are you aware if all Samsung smart tvs are compatible with FOXTEL play?
    I have checked and it is update with the latest firmware.


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    Trevor | May 8, 2016

    Hi, I want to login to Foxtel Play on my Samsung Smart TV and I get to the login page where I type the Username then when I get to the Password I cannot find how or where one types in numbers. The Foxtel Password asks for at least one number in the password, but on the Samsung TV the keyboard that comes up to do the typing does not seem to have numbers anywhere. I cannot change my Foxtel Password to omit numbers because it is a requirement they want.

    Many Thanks

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      Alex | July 6, 2016

      Hi Trevor,

      You may need to check directly with Samsung, but as a possibility, check your user manual for the TV to see if it will accept an external keyboard, or possibly needs a software update to modify the keyboard.



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    Judy | December 23, 2015

    i am already registered to foxtel play and have already set it all up and been watching now for a few months.I went to turn it on today and its asking me to log on which it never did previously after first set up, every time i put my details it says ooops not found.????? Why and what do i do to fix this.????

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      Brodie | December 23, 2015

      Hi Judy,

      Sorry that you’re having trouble connecting to Foxtel Play. Have you tried signing in on any other device (e.g. smartphone, tablet or computer)? If you have and you’re having the same issue, I would recommend calling Foxtel’s tech support on 131 999.


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