Foxtel launches Australian IPTV service

Foxtel has launched a streaming IPTV service in Australia, with a seven-day free trial for customers to test its streaming video player.

The Foxtel Play service, which went live on 30 July ahead of a full launch on 11 August, will allow consumers with Samsung smart TVs, or games consoles or computers connected to their TVs, to access Foxtel content without the need for a Foxtel cable or satellite connection.

Foxtel is not imposing any minimum contract time, sign-up or termination fee for the service. Though restricted to Samsung smart TVs now, it is set to launch soon on LG smart TVs.

The service costs a minimum of AUS $25 per month for one of four packages: entertainment, drama, documentaries or kids. Further packages increases the cost to AUS $35, AUS $45, or AUS $50, with sport and movies premium packs priced at AUS $25 each per month.

Foxtel executive director of product Jim Rudder said: “Foxtel Play broadens our internet TV service and gives customers a Foxtel internet TV offering across a host of devices. We’ve responded by upping the number and type of devices customers can use to access it.”

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