Foxtel Play Is Finally Getting Live HD Streaming

Foxtel Play Is Finally Getting Live HD Streaming

Live streaming in high-definition (HD) has been frustratingly hard to come by in Australia. Now Foxtel Play is finally offering live and on-demand HD streaming through the Telstra TV digital media player. Here’s what you need to know.

When Foxtel revamped its video streaming service, Foxtel Play, a few weeks ago, many readers complained that HD streaming was still unavailable. There were rumours the feature would be added in early 2017. It has now arrived earlier than expected, albeit limited to the Telstra TV media player. Foxtel Play HD streaming will be rolled out to more devices next year.

Existing and new Telstra customers can buy a Telstra TV unit outright for $109. It is also available as part of Telstra’s broadband bundles.

As for Foxtel Play, here are the content packages available:

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

Foxtel Play carries a number of popular movies and TV shows including HBO’s Westworld.

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


  • What’s the bet they’ll redo the Android and iOS apps and possibly the console apps, but then troll everyone off by complaining it’s too much work to upgrade Smart TV apps, especially on TVs made before 2016…

  • Put it on smart TV’s and then we will talk. I know FP is kind of on some older TVs from LG, Sony and Samsung, but why not more up to date smart TVs from say 2015 and newer?

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