FOXTEL has announced new plans for a budget streaming service, a move that will see it take the battle for online viewers up to its TV competitors. The leading pay-TV company revealed a new look logo and on demand platform Foxtel Now, during an all-star gala party in Sydney. Foxtel Now will offer viewers affordable and flexible subscriptions to their favorite drama, sport, lifestyle, and movie programming.
Foxtel Now Play package will make sure subscribers have a better free will and right to use Foxtel’s content, starting from $10 a month.
Peter Tonagh the Foxtel CEO said that Foxtel Now represents their most reasonably priced and flexible entertainment service and comes with it HD streaming; a fresh look and feel and the liberty to come in and out based on your viewing settings.
Foxtel Now will attribute five opening level packs to fit viewers’ interests, as well as drama and pop packs; or documentaries, lifestyle, or kids packs for only $10 each.
The comedy and pop packs are anticipated to be the most trendy, permitting access to Foxtel’s award-winning HBO slate including VEEP, Westworld, Big Little Lies, and the forthcoming season seven of Game Of Thrones for just $15 a month.
For only $20 a month, you can access Foxtel Now’s movies pack in addition to an entry level package. The sports package is available for $29 more per month. This means sports lovers can now access to Foxtel’s extensive sports programming for as little as $39 per month.
Mr. Tonagh stated that they believe everybody deserves to experience the world’s best entertainment. He also noted that Foxtel is already popular for providing high-quality homegrown drama, in addition to different live sport, new shows, new movies, and a full season than anyone else in Australia.
Unfortunately, not all Australians can benefit from this incredible programming. Foxtel Now will be available on Mac/PC via the Telstra TV, Google Chrome browser, Chromecast, iOS and Android mobiles and tablets.
Additional devices will be upgraded in subsequent months. Other devices, including Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and 4, and select Smart TVs can stream Foxtel content in SD through the Foxtel Play app.
Good news for Apple users
It is good news to all Apple TV users who are interested in watching shows such as The Man in the High Castle. Amazon Prime shows will soon be available on Apple’s streaming platform. This is according to Deadline reports.
Tim Cook, the Chief Executive Officer of Apple, said this during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference signifying a thaw in the somewhat chilly connection between the tech giants, as Amazon’s Fire Stick, which connects TVs to Internet-delivered content, is a competitor to Apple TV. They contend in many other areas as well and have in previously beefed over the use of the popular phrase “app store.”
Amazon Prime’s unique content will be made accessible on Apple TV later this year and will have users watch all the original content.