Foxtel today launched its Foxtel on Xbox 360 service, which lets you access the pay TV channel via an Xbox 360 console without needing a set-top box. While the basic $20 a month price might sound appealing compared to full-blown pay TV, there’s a big risk involved, as Foxtel doesn’t have any unmetered partnerships with ISPs.
You can spend more money by adding extra channel packs or downloading on-demand content (Nick at Gizmodo has the full pricing details ahead of the November launch). However, no matter which bundle you select, you’ll need a generous data allocation. In response to a query from Lifehacker, Foxtel confirmed that there are currently no unmetered ISP deals in place for the service, so even BigPond customers will use up a bunch of data if they regularly watch Foxtel via their Xbox 360.
While there are a handful of unlimited and 1TB plans on the market, large amounts of TV consumption could have a nasty impact on your downloads. Is that a deal-breaker for you, or is a cheaper console deal still a welcome addition? Tell us in the comments.