How to stream Foxtel Play with unmetered downloads

If you’re going to get Internet TV you’re going to use a lot of data, but did you know there may be a way of excluding your Foxtel Play use from your allocation of data?

True story. And here’s how you can do it:

What is Foxtel Play?

Foxtel Play is an Internet TV services from Foxtel. It allows users to watch live TV on a range of channels as well as access thousands of hours of entertainment fully on-demand, including the latest premium drama, movies and sports

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How much data do I need to stream movies with Foxtel Play?

This is the big question. By Foxtel’s own calculations, watching two hours of Internet TV per day would use around 60GB 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 basically disconnecting certain services from your data usage. So if you could stream Foxtel Play unmetered, it means that none of your Foxtel Play usage would count against your data usage.

Internet Service Providers that provide unmetered access to Foxtel Play

Unmetered Foxtel Play (Y/N)Price / bundle options
Foxtel BroadbandNClick here for options
Foxtel on T-BoxNClick here for options
Telstra BigPondYClick here for options
Telstra Home BroadbandNClick here for options
Telstra Mobile / PrepaidNClick here for options
Telstra 3GNClick here for options
Telstra 4GNClick here for options
iiNetNClick here for options
internodeNClick here for options

My Internet Provider doesn’t allow for unmetered Foxtel Play. Can I control the amount of data downloaded?

Yes. Foxtel Play does have an option to switch to a lower 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.

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