Foxtel Go Adds Chromecast Support, For A Price

Today Foxtel announced that it has upgraded the Foxtel Go app to support HD. Not only that, it can be streamed on televisions via Chromecast and AirPlay. This is great news! But while the HD element of this upgrade is free, casting will cost you extra.

For anyone not entirely sure about the different Foxtel entities, Foxtel Go is the mobile app that Foxtel subscribers can use to watch content on their mobile devices.

Subscribers will now get a revamped app that also allows them to watch in HD. You can register Go on multiple devices as well as have two screens running at once, meaning that multiple people can utilise the account simultaneously.

Compatible devices include Apple iPhones and iPads and Android smartphones and tablets. It's also possible to watch on PC via Google Chrome and Mac via Safari.

However, if you would also like to cast to a TV, you will need to be a Multiroom subscriber. Depending on what package you're already on, this will cost you up to $25 more per month. You'll also need Chromecast or Apple TV for it to work.

So as always — read the fine print when it comes to streaming services. Or anything that requires a paid subscription. While complimentary HD is great, you'll probably enjoy it more on a bigger screen.

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