After what feels like a decade of waiting for a sensible service for those unbound by their couch, Foxtel has today announced its online streaming service called Foxtel Play. Here's everything you need to know.
What Is It?
The concept behind Foxtel Play is pretty simple: go online and choose a package, download an app to your device of choice before signing in and watching all your lovely content.
It works on all PCs with Windows XP (Internet Explorer 8) and above, all Macs with OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 (Safari 5) and above, as well as all Xbox 360 consoles and Samsung's 2012 and 2013 Smart TV models.
Play gives you access to a few different packages in typical Foxtel-fashion: in Entertainment (FOX8, Lifestyle, Arena, Lifestyle YOU, MTV and Comedy), Drama (BBC UK, FX, SOHO and Universal Channel), Documentaries (Nat Geo Adventure, Discovery Channel, National Geographic Channel, BBC Knowledge, Turbo MAX, History and A&E) and Kids (Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and BabyTV on VOD only) base packages as well as Sports and Movies premium packages.
Foxtel Play also gives you access to streaming on Foxtel Go for iPads, iPhones and Android devices. It's a beautiful app and one you ought to try out if you're a paying customer. It's included, after all.
Base channels are priced at $25 for one, $35 for two, $45 for three and $50 for four packages per month, while premium packages cost an additional $25 each per month. All users with any package choice will get access to Sky News National, Sky News Business, Fox Sports News [V] and [V] Hits.
Foxtel Play is currently offering new customers a 7-day free trial so you can try out the service.
Will you use Foxtel Play?