Foxtel Play offers access to pay TV content over the internet
Foxtel Play, the new internet TV service, has gone live today – two weeks earlier than its official launch – to give viewers access to live channels and on-demand content.
By utilising your home broadband connection, customers are able to access Foxtel programming as soon as they sign up and without the need for installation or a set-top box.
The service can be accessed through Samsung smart TVs, the Xbox 360 as well as on PC and Mac computers. It will soon be available to view on LG smart TVs as well.
Pricing starts at $25 a month and comes with no lock in contracts so subscribers can stop and start their subscription month to month to suit their needs and viewing habits.
Viewers can choose from four genre-based packages – entertainment, drama, documentaries and kids – which together includes more than 40 live channels.
These packages includes some of the most popular Foxtel channels including Fox 8, LifeStyle, TV1, SoHo, FX, National Geographic Channel, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Disney.
It costs $25 for one package, $35 for two, $45 for three and $50 for four.
There are also two Premium Picks – sports or movies and premium drama – which can be added for an added $25 a month and bring with them channels including Fox Sports, ESPN, Showcase and the range of movie channels.
Foxtel Play subscribers will also have access to the Foxtel Go app on two devices that now includes the iPhone, iPad, Samsung Android devices and the PC and Mac.
“We’re thrilled to offer Foxtel Play as a new way to introduce more people to our unparalleled programming,” says Richard Freudenstein, Foxtel Chief Executive.
“Our core set-top box subscribers are already experiencing great features, including Foxtel Go and On Demand. Now, Foxtel Play gives even more Australians who might not be able to access the core service the freedom and flexibility to enjoy Foxtel across multiple connected devices and at price points to suit different budgets and tastes.”
Because the Foxtel Play service is delivered via the internet it requires a broadband connection with a minimum speed of 3Mbps.
And it should also be noted the service, which will only work in Australia, will also have an impact on your home broadband monthly data allowance.
You can try Foxtel Play for free on a 7-day trial for new subscribers with no installation or upfront costs.