Foxtel has unveiled its new Foxtel Now device, which will allow audiences to stream Foxtel’s SVOD platform on their TVs in HD.
The Foxtel Now set-top box features a compact and sleek design that delivers seamless access to its lineup of programs, streamed instantly, live or on demand. Foxtel favourites available to stream on the box, with a Foxtel Now subscription, include Love It or List It Australia, A Place to Call Home, Gogglebox Australia, plus international hits including Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Outlander and Shameless. All the popular titles from international broadcasters like HBO, Disney and the BBC will also be available for viewing via the new Foxtel Now box.
The device is a simple plug-and-play gadget that provides access to Foxtel Now in HD, along with free-to-air channels via a built-in free-to-air tuner. It also includes access to Stan for the subscribers of the SVOD service, and free-to-air streaming apps: ABC iview, PLUS7 and tenplay.
The box features built-in Chromecast functionality allowing viewers to cast movies, music and photos from Android or iOS mobile devices, PCs or Macs straight to their TV. The Foxtel Now box offers customers access to games, music and apps from the Google Play store, as well as the ability to stream at 4K quality with compatible apps.
Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh said, “After the success of Foxtel Now, we’re delighted to lift the lid on our incredible new Foxtel Now box. The sneak peek we shared at the Foxtel Now launch a few months ago created a huge amount of buzz and we are excited to announce the box’s arrival so quickly. Foxtel Now has already proven to be a hit with customers, offering the most flexible and affordable way to experience the best choice in live sport, new movies, TV and complete seasons. With today’s launch, that experience gets even better.
“For the first time, Australians can watch Foxtel on their TV with a Foxtel-designed set-top box that is completely powered by the internet offering a no lock-in contract, affordable and flexible way to see Foxtel’s exclusive content both locally produced and from the world’s best entertainment brands. Self-installation is easy removing the need for a technician. Simply bring the box home and sign up to Foxtel Now to start watching.”
Customers can purchase the Foxtel Now box for $99 from November 10. It can be ordered directly from foxtelnow.com.au or via Foxtel’s eBay store. It will also be available from other outlets in the near future.