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Telstra TV | Price, specs and release date

Information verified correct on December 8th, 2016

Telstra drags Roku Down Under with the new streaming platform Telstra TV, but is it worth your attention?

Telstra has released a new streaming platform, Telstra TV. This new service offers Netflix, Stan, Presto and Bigpond Movies through a Roku manufactured media streaming device – essentially acting as a hub for all your streaming video-on-demand (SVOD) needs.

What does Telstra TV offer?

In the US and UK, Roku offers a massive range of free and premium channels through the Roku Channel Store. Below are the streaming applications Telstra TV launched with:

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Telstra TV Specs

Telstra TV is a rebranded version of the Roku 2 device that has been a hit overseas. Below are the specs for the Roku 2.

Video Output720p and 1080p HDMI
Audio OutputDigital Over HDMI (Dolby 7.1 and 5.1 surround pass through)
Power12V-1A Power Adapter
Dimensions3.5 x 3.5 x 1 inches
Weight141 grams
NetworkWi-Fi 802.11 with WEP, WPA and WPA2 support, 10/100 Base-T Ethernet Support
Internal Memory256MB Flash
Expandable MemorymicroSD (up to 16GB)
ProcessorDual Arm A9 1GHz Processor 32KB L1 Cache
RAM512MB DRAM
Included RemoteBluetooth- and Infrared-enabled Roku remote

How much will Telstra TV cost?

If you register as a new Telstra home broadband customer before 25 December 2015, Telstra TV comes included in the $119/month plan. However, if you're already a Telstra customer, Telstra TV can be purchased outright for $109.

When can I get Telstra TV?

Telstra TV is available now through Telstra stores and online.

What is Roku?

Roku is an American company that manufactures digital media products for the home.  Roku’s range of streaming media set-top boxes have taken off in the US, UK and Canada since the surge of SVOD services.

Much like the Google Chromecast, these devices are Wi-Fi enabled and allow you to stream and download digital content without needing a Smart TV or high-end Blu-ray player. Through the Roku Channel Store, users can pick and choose content to truly customise their viewing experience. Free channels from around the world include Crackle, NASA TV, YouTube and TED Talks, but the service also offers premium channels like Amazon Instant Video, NBA League Pass and WWE Network for a price.

We’ll have to wait and see what the Roku Channel Store will offer here in Australia, but it’s doubtful we’ll get the same range.

The international versions of Roku also support a small range of games to play straight from your Roku device. These include:

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Note: These games are not available on Telstra TV. It is currently unknown whether Telstra TV will add support for games in the future. 

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8 Responses to Telstra TV | Price, specs and release date

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    Lara | November 15, 2016

    How much do Telstra TV remote control cost to replace? I broke mine so I need to replace it but I’m not sure where to get one and how much they are.

    Thanks!
    Lara

    • Staff
      Jason | November 15, 2016

      Hi Lara,

      Thank you for your enquiry.

      Telstra TV remote control costs $20. Please get in touch with Telstra to order a replacement remote control on 13 22 00 and say “Telstra TV” then “Faults”. Telstra will ask for the preferred delivery address and other possible charges will be discussed once you contact them. The standard delivery time is within 3-5 business days depending on the area.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Jason

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    hugo | January 24, 2016

    so is there like a monthly payment to use telstra tv apart from the upfront cost, and do u have to have a seperate account for stan netflix presto and bigpond to access their streaming libraries. finally does telstra tv give u complete access to the movie and tv libraries of the 4 services

    • Staff
      Brodie | January 25, 2016

      Hi Hugo,

      There’s an upfront payment of $99 for the device itself, then an ongoing subscription for the services (e.g. Stan, Netflix, Presto) you’re subscribed to. Subscribing to these services is the same with or without the Telstra TV, so there is no difference in selection. Though, if you’re a Telstra broadband customer, the data used while streaming these services will not be counted towards your monthly allowance.

      Thanks,
      Brodie

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    Roger | October 21, 2015

    Will bigpond movies still be unmetered

    • Staff
      Brodie | October 27, 2015

      Hi, Roger

      Yes. Bigpond movies will still be unmetered on Telstra TV.

      Thanks,

      Brodie

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    George | October 6, 2015

    I have a Roku 3 and a Bigpond internet A/C.
    Would I be able to access Presto through Telstra?

    Thanks
    George

    • Staff
      Brodie | October 9, 2015

      Hi George,

      There’s little information yet regarding whether customers who already own a Roku will be able to access the services of Telstra TV. I’ve reached out to Telstra with your question and will get back to you as soon as I hear back.

      Cheers,

      Brodie

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