Foxtel: Sport + Drama + Entertainment Packs + HD Subscription at $58 Per Month (Save $30 Per Mth, New Customers Only)

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For me this is $3 more than my Foxtel Now subscription but you get a 4k box and access to the 4k channel. Good deal team.

$58/mth* on a 12 month plan
No iQ4 setup costs
2 Store movies within 12 months
SAVE $598.90* with tech install

Alternatively,if you're not into Sports, you can get Drama + Entertainment + Movies + Docos + HD $59/month (Save $30/month) - thanks to interfreak

Bonus 32" Hisense TV for the first 2000 to sign up.

*Min cost $696.03 on direct debit with iQ4.

Cancel fee applies. New residential customers and standard install only. Offer applies to online orders only. Offer valid to 30/04/2019.

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  • +40 votes

    Foxtel is really getting desperate these days…

    • +1 vote

      I semi agree, but I think it's just Ozbargainers who think this.

      Everyone I know pretty much has Foxtel (mainly for AFL)

      • +39 votes

        Thats funny.

        I literally know nobody with Foxtel, everyone thinks its a waste of money.

        • +9 votes

          Wow what do you know, you guys don't know the same people and the people you do know have different tastes.

          Each to their own, some people here love their multiple streaming services, to me they are a waste of money, no one is right or wrong.

          • +5 votes

            @Nebargains: I called to cancel my foxtel a while ago and they gave me a good deal, entertainment, sports and HD - $39 pm

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              @botchie: Yeah same deal here. Tempted to ditch it at some point for Kayo though.

              • +2 votes

                @Xizor: I'm on the 39pm deal and it's about to expire. 99% of my Foxtel is sports. Have been trying Kayo for the last few days and it's surprisingly good. Only downside is no Eurosports, and I do enjoy a bit of cycling/winter sports which features on there. Other than that it's as good as using Foxtel itself, and in some ways better. No spoilers feature is good. They also post decent highlights packages of matches which is good for sports like cricket, eg. 8 hour ODI compressed into 1 hour, so still a sizeable thing to watch. Might stick with it.

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          I have it. I love it.

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          I guess I don't mind paying for the convenience. Which it is convenient for me. It might not be convenient for you to have your sport just turn on instantly when you turn your tV on

        • -1 vote

          Same here, I know of 1 family member that has it, everyone else I know has Netflix and many Stan as well, but most laugh when anyone mentions Foxtel - asking if they still exist.

          • +1 vote

            @simmomelb: All my friends and all my family who watch AFL/Cricket have Foxtel.

            We must all be in good paying jobs to not have to worry about the $50 a month for the convenience of Foxtel vs. the lower cost and greater quantity of online streaming sources.

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              @Danstar: If all you want is sport you should try Kayo for $25 pm. Free 14 day trial.

              HD picture, just as good as Foxtel which I have now flicked.

            • +1 vote

              @Danstar: It's not the cost, it's the value for money. For what you get, and having to watch ads and old movies, Foxtel is a massive rip off.

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                @brendanm: I don’t use Foxtel for
                Movies, shows or ads. I use it for solely the AFL

              • +2 votes

                @brendanm: I understand you can probably generalise and say that most people will have a decent connection already to their house, but that in itself IS still an added cost, therefore bringing it more inline with the $39 base sports pack people can get.

                Then you're still stuck streaming/downloading and clogging up bandwidth if you're not the sole user in the house.

                So I tend to agree with Danstar, satellite wins there.

                • +1 vote

                  @db87: Are you posting via Morse code to your neighbour? Most people already have the internet. So with Foxtel, you are paying for the internet, and an overpriced service, rather than just the internet.

                  Clogging up bandwidth? I can't remember the last time I even had buffering, with a household of 4 people and a tonne of devices. Danstar and his rich mates would surely have internet that doesn't buffer.

                  • +1 vote

                    @brendanm: My internet doesn't really buffer, but there is always the potential for it to and/or the potential for the Internet to be down, or decide to have an intermittent down time, which will in turn cause anything you watch to stop.

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                    @brendanm: Rather than just the internet AND a subscription. Hopefully the CAPS captures your eye this time because pretty sure I said IS STILL A COST (small/large percentage or otherwise) in my last post. 🤦‍♂️

                    Maybe it's time for specsavers. Pretty sure they have a current deal running also. 👍 https://www.specsavers.com.au/stores/book-an-appointment

                    Not everyone has 100/40 or 50/20 NBN let alone NBN at all at the moment so it's a valid comment. I've also had 100/40 and 50/20 and even with 2 people in the house streaming only Netflix, 50/20 would occasionally buffer Full HD/4K and that's on your so called RichNet.

                    Don't be blinded by your own justification, it's just a conversation.

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                      @db87: Sure it's a valid point, just not all that relevant as you speak for a very small portion of users there.
                      Also I believe if my internet is down the 4G kicks in and acts as a backup on the Telstra network these days.

                      Pros and cons with both options. I'll stick with my $12.50 p/m Kayo that does everything I need in the sports department. Sharing streaming services is in line with true ozbargain spirit.

                      I'm not sure the foxtel box will operate properly for either of us if I saw it in half and post it to my bro.

      • +9 votes

        If they're actually only using it for the AFL, then Kayo would be a far better deal for them.

        • +1 vote

          Kayo has plenty of content and splitting with a mate means it only going to set you back $12.50/month for basic. Plus, Kayo being owned by Fox, means you get all the Fox content e.g. for NRL - NRL 360, Matty John's Show, ISP cup, super league, etc. and don't forget all the additional sports you have access to!

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            @shrewdster: Do you know how quickly shows are added after they air? I often just IQ sport shows and watch later in the evening but curious how quickly they are added for ondemand on kayo, such as NRL360.

        • +1 vote

          Yeah until you sit down to watch the footy and your internet is down/slow. The small savings for me aren't worth the chance that I miss sport

    • +9 votes

      Not desperate enough. Another $43 to drop and then I'll bite

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      They were giving it away for free last time I had it. 6 months free deal, called to cancel towards the end and they gave me another 3 months free. I didn't find any value in it personally, but I'm not into watching sports.

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    Can you share this across multiple accounts?

  • +10 votes

    Kayo makes this redundant.

    And their rumoured new service will further put a nail in the coffin.

    Probably why they wanna lock you in….

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      What new service will they be offering?

    • +3 votes

      You do realise that Kayo is owned by Fox Sports/Foxtel which are ALL owned by News Corp?

      • +18 votes

        And doesn't require a 12 month contract at twice the price?

        People buy Foxtel for Sports.

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        I think we are looking at comparisons for telstra belong to Foxtel kayo

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        Not as of 7 days from now, when Disney takes ownership of all Fox entertainment assets.

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          Disney is only taking the movies component of Fox and the cable TV company. Rupert will still have Fox News and Fox Sports. Foxtel is unaffected by the Disney deal.

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      Kayo is Foxtel.

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      Does Kayo have all AFL matches?

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        And I can watch these on tv or xbox one or need to stream via Chromecast etc?

        • +1 vote

          I believe they are working on an xbox app but you can watch it on the xbox through the Kodi app. Just search for a setup guide or I could PM it to you if interested. Works a treat through my xbox.

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          I had problems with a CC1 but took advantage of the eBay Good Guys 20% off and upgraded to a CC Ultra for ~$80 and it is absolutely flawless, even via WIFI. Have not had a single stutter in the last 5 AFL games I've watched.

          It ran like shit on CC1 buffering every minute. The Ultra is apparently Kayos recommended device at this stage.

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        What about GF? In previous years that has been Ch 7 FTA only…

    • +4 votes

      Kayo doesn't have the 4K channel. 4K cricket over the summer was glorious.

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        But it does have ultra sharp high bit rate 1080p which is certainly magnificent, but just a tad under glorious ;)

        • +8 votes

          Calling Kayo streams ultra sharp, high bit rate and magnificent is a bit of a stretch.

          It's reasonable quality. Better than FTA HD but still inferior to Foxtel HD and far behind Foxtel 4K.

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      i thought kayo was owned by foxtel

    • +3 votes

      Not really. You are comparing two different technologies. Satellite connection shits all over Kayo internet streaming. Having seen both I'll never switch.

      • -2 votes

        I think you might be a little confused here. Kayo over an apple TV or native TV app streams in full HD and is fantastic picture quality, i'd argue exactly the same as a foxtel box, just minus the 4k - if that's your thing….

        • +2 votes

          I've had both and it's not exactly the same. Will same the same output, but internet streaming via satellite imo, just doesn't quite output the same

          • +3 votes

            @Danstar: I'll second that. I've A/B switched between the two showing the same live programming. Foxtel broadcast is better quality and the bitrate backs that up.

            1080p50 running at a constant 6mbps vs 1080i50 at a variable bit rate, average 8mbmps peaking up to 15mbps. The variable bit rate of the broadcast feed handles motion a lot better.

  • +15 votes

    Nothing beats being able to just turn on your TV and have a footy match on live.

    no streaming, buffering, quality issues.

    I got Sports + HD on the $39 deal that was posted last year. Can't complain for $10 a week

    The 4K channel is also really awesome. The plan is to have AFL broadcast in 4k by next year too (big games most likely in the beginning )

    • +4 votes

      I had zero streaming, buffering, quality issues last year with Foxtel Now, and have zero streaming, buffering, quality issues so far this year with Foxtel Go and Kayo.

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