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.