Goodbye Streamotion, say hello to Foxtel’s new Hubbl content aggregator operating system and hardware

    Watch out Fetch TV because Foxtel is getting ready to launch it’s new Hubbl product, aiming to aggregate the biggest global and local TV/movie apps through one interface and ensure easy streaming, searching and watching of content on free to air catchup apps, VOD, pay TV and subscription services like Netflix.

    Hubbl can only be accessed through a small device that plugs into any compatible TV or via Hubbl Glass – a TV with Hubbl and a high-quality, built-in sound bar that only requires an internet connection and a power cord, no other wires.

    Details on Hubbl pricing, specs, features and on-sale date will be announced soon.

    Patrick Delany, CEO of Hubbl, says,

    “Hubbl will effortlessly fuse free and paid entertainment and sport from Australia’s favourite apps, channels, live TV and the internet into one seamless user experience”.

    “Hubbl is only as good as the breadth and depth of apps integrated onto the platform to ensure a truly converged streaming experience and in removing frustration when it comes to the choice of what to watch. It’s a huge testament to the transformative Hubbl technology that these world-class and much loved local partners have chosen to reshape the streaming experience with us. The future of TV and streaming is here.”

    The following global and local streaming apps will be available on the Hubbl platform:

    • Global: Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video, YouTube, Apple TV+ and *Paramount+.
    • Aussie: Kayo Sports, *Stan, BINGE, *Optus Sport, Flash, ABC iView, ABC Kids, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now and 10 Play.
    • Lifestyle: As part of the launch of Hubbl, LifeStyle, a new streaming app that brings together the best lifestyle content, will also launch on the platform.

    * Stan, Optus Sport and Paramount+ will join the Hubbl platform soon after launch.

    Notably many smaller streaming services are not available on Hubbl eg Tubi, Britbox, Hayu, Shudder, Acorn TV, Docplay, iWonder, Kanopy and AMC+.

    If you’re an existing subscriber of Kayo Sports, BINGE or Flash, note that from 14 February 2024, Hubbl will replace Streamotion as the new company charging for these. This change will be reflected in your subscription billing.

    Your current Kayo Sports, BINGE or Flash “My Account” will transition to a consolidated Hubbl My Account and you’ll start to receive emails and text messages from Hubbl in the coming month.

    You do not need to buy a Hubbl device to keep using Kayo Sports, BINGE or Flash but obviously Foxtel hopes you will. Also your Kayo Sports, BINGE or Flash username and password will remain the same.

    Neerav Bhatt
    Neerav Bhatt
    Thanks to his broad general knowledge, research skills and ability to explain complex issues Neerav Bhatt has appeared in the online, print, radio and TV media including: ABC (Online, TV, Radio), SBS (Online, Radio), BBC World Service (Radio), 10 News TV, Sky News TV, Australian IT, Technology Spectator, Ausdroid, iTnews, APCMAG, IDG CSO and a variety of other publications. In 2023 he joined the techAU team and represents them at Sydney events.

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