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.
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There are a lot of things that can mess a person up whilst watching HBO's Sharp Objects.
If murdered teen girls aren't enough, perhaps the imagery of brutally pulled teeth will do the trick. Or the gratuitous sexual assault flashbacks. Even the spiral of self-destruction of protagonist Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) is too much to handle at times.
Yet it's none of these single details that have made me replay entire scenes repeatedly.
No. It's because Camille drives a rusty red 1980s Volvo 240 GL.
Too little, too late, Foxtel's long-awaited streaming media player is outclassed by the Telstra TV 2.
While Foxtel has taken a progressive approach to contract-free streaming services over the last five years, its approach to hardware has been frustratingly haphazard. Whereas Netflix is available on practically any device that plugs into a television, Foxtel Now has been limited to a handful of Smart TVs and game consoles.
Today, Foxtel lifted the lid on the Foxtel Now box - a new Android TV streaming device that plugs into your TV. Equipped with a 4K-capable Chromecast receiver, a free-to-air tuner and a range of non-Foxtel streaming apps (including Stan), it wants to be the central hub to your entertainment system. Here are the specs, release date and pricing details!
The online demand for Game Of Thrones Season 7 sent Foxtel's servers into meltdown last week. This resulted in thousands of customers being unable to watch the premiere due to "technical glitches" with the service.
After last week's debacle, many customers are understandably anxious about today's episode, which is scheduled to appear at 11am AEST. If you're planning to access the show legally, here are some tips to improve your chances of watching it "live".
Foxtel Now was supposed to be the solution to all of Foxtel's problems -- a new streaming service with a new identity, for all Australians. And, for a while, it was great. But come last night and come Game of Thrones, it died. And now the arguments of pirates, so close to being comprehensively defeated, restart anew.
Overnight, Foxtel gave its streaming video service a new name. The prices are the same, and for now there are no new gadgets or hardware to tempt you with. But this is just the first step in a huge transformation in the way Foxtel works and how it sits in Australia's media landscape.
Foxtel Now is, at its core, a re-branding of the company's existing products, but it's also so much more -- it's the first sign we've seen of a serious commitment to the way Australia watches its TV shows and movies in 2017 and beyond.