Foxtel has changed the way it prices its streaming-only Foxtel Now service, and not for the better. A change to the structure of its already confusing entry packs and starter packs means that the cheapest possible subscription has jumped from $10 to $25, with the Pop pack (which houses Game of Thrones) going from a $15 commitment to a $25 one. And Sport? Where once you could unlock it for $39 the minimum price is now $54 a month. Boooo.
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When Netflix finally flickered to life across screens Australia-wide, everything changed. Suddenly, we had access to movies and TV shows right there on our PCs, tablets and phones. In the intervening years, two competitors have rose to take it on: Stan and Foxtel Now. The battlefield is every couch around Australia, the weapons are Great Content, Aussie Dramas and Sports. What is the best streaming service in Australia and what's right for you?
Will you Netflix and Chill? Foxtel Now and Slow Down? ...Stan and Lounge Around? Let's find out.
Foxtel today released its new home streaming device, but the box seems to have a flaw that makes one of its biggest features useless.
Today, Foxtel lifted the lid on the Foxtel Now box - a new Android TV streaming device that plugs into your TV. Equipped with a 4K-capable Chromecast receiver, a free-to-air tuner and a range of non-Foxtel streaming apps (including Stan), it wants to be the central hub to your entertainment system. Here are the specs, release date and pricing details!
While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a huge number of popular titles to its on-demand streaming, and Amazon Prime is releasing its line up of original series on Prime. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of August.
Last night, Foxtel Now's servers went into meltdown at the worst possible moment - just before the premiere of Game Of Thrones season 7. This left an undisclosed number of customers unable to watch the show at the same time as the rest of the world. After issuing a rushed apology, Foxtel has come clean with more details about what went wrong.
We are officially living in Bizarro World. This week, both Netflix and Stan jacked up their pricing, with some customers forced to pay 20 per cent more per month. Meanwhile, the newly-christened Foxtel Now starts at just $10, which makes it the cheapest HD option of the bunch. What the hell is going on?