iPad: The good news? Foxtel Go lets you watch some Foxtel channels and shows on your iPad. The bad news? You have to subscribe to the regular Foxtel (or Austar) service to get it — no iPad-only accounts.
The Go app, which is a free download, doesn’t cover the full range of Foxtel channels, and offers a mix of live broadcasts and catch-up programming. You can only watch channels included in the bundle you already subscribe to. (Similar rules apply to Foxtel’s download service.) The app also lets you remotely schedule recordings on your Foxtel IQ box.
For existing Foxtel subscribers, being able to watch some of the TV you’re already paying for (on up to two separate iPads) is a welcome development. It’s a pity however that there isn’t a standalone subscription-only option for viewers who don’t want the full Foxtel experience. (You can’t access the service if you have Foxtel only on the Xbox or T-Box either.)
Luke over at Gizmodo has a more detailed review of the app. No word yet on an Android version.