Foxtel has added another couple of client platforms to its Foxtel Play service, just in time for season five of Game Of Thrones.
The timing in this case probably is coincidental, given that apps don’t write themselves and there are all sorts of approval factors to go through, but according to Foxtel there are now downloadable Foxtel Play apps for Xbox One owners and “select” Sony Smart TVs. Select in this case apparently means last year’s tellies, with the release noting that “Sony smart TV owners with a 2014 model can now download the Foxtel Play app from the Sony Entertainment Network.” If you own an older Sony Smart TV, you’ll have to use another method for connecting up Foxtel Play.
App access is a critical factor in the modern streaming landscape, with Netflix enjoying something of a built-in advantage in its recent launch thanks to the wide variety of platforms it had already built clients for in the US. Foxtel’s Play is spreading wider over time, but the same isn’t entirely true for Foxtel’s Presto streaming service.