September 18, 2018

Is Foxtel Worth the Money?

More and more Australians get internet TV subscription as it is a convenient way to get a continuous supply of movies and TV series at the comfort of their own home. There are several providers of streaming TV online. One of these is Foxtel, which replaced its streaming service with Foxtel Now, with Chromecast support and HD content. This new platform has a basic 12-month package worth $450. Is it worth it? Does Foxtel offer the shows and movies that you want?

Foxtel Now has a basic 12-month package worth $450.

Let’s take a look at the features of this pay TV service:

  • Foxtel Now was launched on June 7, 2017. It is still the same streaming service as Foxtel Play, though with new features. If you’re an existing member of Foxtel Play, you will be automatically rolled over to Foxtel Now. Bear in mind that a software update may be required, based on your platform.
  • With dedicated apps per platform, Foxtel Now is compatible with iPhone, Android, PC, smart TV, as well as games console such as PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox One.
  • With its new feature of Chromecast support, you can stream content from a mobile device to your big screen TV. Also, HD video is available on compatible displays.
  • From the old platform of three and one, Foxtel now enables five devices to be registered, two of which can stream simultaneously.
  • Foxtel stated that about half of its 16,000 titles in the library will be available for streaming on HD.

Aside from the $450 you will pay for the 12-month basic package, you also need to pay for the IQHD box and setup fees. With the new features Foxtel Now offers, it’s worth the money.  There is also the option to pay $120 per month for 92 channels across all seven packs. Another option is the Sport pack which is one of the most expensive offerings.

Final thoughts

In the end, it’s up to you, depending on your budget and preferences. Of course, when you know the types of shows that you like to watch, you will get significant cost savings by choosing only the pack that offers what you like. That is why it is important to carefully check your pay TV options. If it helps, you can read several reviews of those who have already availed any Foxtel Now packages, just to be sure that it’s worth the money.

Is Foxtel worth the money? Share your internet TV tips and preferences in the comments section below.

About the author  ⁄ Marxa Dillan

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