Foxtel has just made a big move in the future of Australian TV by announcing its new Foxtel Play service. The new service makes many Foxtel channels available on pretty much any device without the need for a home-based Foxtel subscription – “Just add internet”.
For a while now, Foxtel Go has been available for iOS devices, PC, Mac and recently on Android – allowing people to access up to 40 channels on these devices if they were already included in your home package.
The new Foxtel Play packages build on this concept but doesn’t require the home set-top box. The new packages are available right now and have a 7-day free trial to test the service.
It starts at $25 for 5-7 seven channels depending on what genre you pick, then you can add more if you want to pay more. If you want every channel on the new service, including sports and movies it will end up costing you $100 month.
There’s a fair few channels to choose from – and on top of all those channels, you also get Sky News, Sky Business, Fox Sport News as well as music channels V and V Hits with every subscription.
For those who want their Foxtel subscription for just sport or movies, this is definitely the best option – it costs a minimum of $72 a month for those packages via a traditional subscription, where as if you pick either sport or movies with a genre it will only cost you $50 a month with Foxtel Play.
It’s still not 100% clear whether or not this will be unmetered for Bigpond customers, but seeing as though both Foxtel Go and previous Foxtel over internet services were, it will be likely that this will too.