Everything You Need To Know About The New Foxtel Play: Channels, Content And Pricing

Just as it was revealed that Foxtel will shutdown Presto, the pay TV provider has revealed its revamped plans for its streaming service Foxtel Play. The service is being sold as a cheaper alternative to standard Foxtel TV content and is set to compete with Netflix and Stan. Here’s a breakdown of all the Foxtel Play plans that will be available in December.

Last month, Foxtel flagged that it was going to rejig its Foxtel Play offering to bring in low-cost basic plans that will appeal to customers that want access to specific content but don’t want to be locked into a fixed-term contract. Foxtel has now provided details for the new plans.

There will be five different entry-level packages starting from $10 per month. Content is streamed in standard definition (SD). Foxtel is looking into upgrading the service to HD but there’s no set time for when that will happen.

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Here’s the full list packages:

Customers can then add any of the following packages onto their subscription:

Package Price per month Content Available
Docos $10 Discovery, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Turbo, Nat Geo People, CI, A&E, Discovery Science, Animal Planet, BBC Knowledge, History, Nat Geo Wild
Lifestyle $10 Lifestyle, Arena, Lifestyle Home, Lifestyle You, E!, Lifestyle Food, Style TLC
Kids $10 Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, Nick Jr, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, BBC CBeebies, BabyTV, Boomerang, Discovery Kids
Premium Drama $15 Showcase, BBC UKTV, Box Set, BBC First, Universal Channel, 13th Street
Premium Entertainment $15 Showcase, Syfy, Binge., Fox8, Comedy Channel, FX, MTV

Those who take up the Drama or Entertainment packages will get an range of HBO content including Game Of Thrones as well. Foxtel plans to add more HBO content to the service in January.

Subscribers will then have the option to tack on additional packages:

Package Price per month Content Available
Sport $25 Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Sports 3, Fox Sports 4, Fox Sports 5, BeIn Sports 1, BeIn Sports 2, BeIn Sports 3, ESPN, ESPN 2, EuroSport, Footy Play (Not available on PC/Mac)
Movies $20 Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Disney, Foxtel Movies Masterpice, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Thriller, Foxtel Movies Family, Foxtel Movies Comedy, Foxtel Movies More, World Movies

Subscribers will have access to all linear channels in the tier along with all of the on-demand, catch up and library content available to that tier plus mobile and tablet access via Foxtel Go. They also also automatically get access to the following bonus channels:

  • CNN
  • Foxtel Smooth
  • BBC World News
  • CNBC
  • Max
  • V hits
  • TVSN
  • CMC
  • Fox Sports News
  • EuroSport News
  • Sky News Live
  • Sky News Weather
  • Sky News Business
  • Foxtel Arts

Existing Foxtel Play customers will be transferred to the new pricing. Presto customers will be invited to transition to the new Foxtel Play packages from December 2016. The Presto service will cease on 31 January 2017.

According to Foxtel:

“All Presto entitlements will be honoured; should any promotional entitlements remain after 31 January, Presto customers will be offered appropriate alternative content.”

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