Thanks to the Internet, Foxtel is no longer restricted to dedicated set top boxes that cost a fortune over 24 months. Foxtel on Xbox and Foxtel on T-Box have changed the way Pay TV can be consumed, dropping the price and ditching the ongoing contract. And as of today, you can add certain Samsung Smart TVs to that list.
With prices starting at $20 a month, owners of certain Samsung Smart TVs can enjoy a selection of 30 Foxtel channels streamed live over the internet.
Jim Rudder, Foxtel Executive Director of Product said, “Our partnership with Samsung is part of a plan to broaden our distribution through other platforms and is an opportunity to reach even more people.
“As the quality of the TV experience over broadband has improved, people have become more willing to consume content in different ways and as such it presents a great opportunity to distribute our programs that wasn’t previously there. With the explosion of connected devices now upon us, this opportunity is only going to grow, and it’s something we believe is highly complementary to our existing service.
“Foxtel has always been in the business of providing more choice, and constant renewal has been at the heart of how we do it. We’ll have other new and exciting announcements along these lines in the months to come.”
To make the service more appealing, Samsung is also offering customers who buy a new Samsung Smart TV between July 1 and September 2 a three month free trial of the Get Started package (although it does require a refundable $10 fee to activate).
Also worth noting is the fact that the Samsung Foxtel service will offer access to the Pay TV operators exclusive Olympics channels, making it a great way to get the most extensive Olympics coverage without needing to sign up for an extended Foxtel contract.
The list of compatible televisions is long and confusing. But for anyone interested whether their Smart TV is eligible, you can search the full list below:
FOXTEL on Internet TV will be available on TV models: PS60E8000GMXXY, PS51E550D1MXXY, PS64E550D1MXXY, PS64E8000GMXXY, UA32EH4500MXXY, UA32EH5306MXXY, UA32ES5500MXXY, UA32ES6200MXXY, UA40EH5306MXXY, UA40ES5500MXXY, UA40ES6200MXXY, UA40ES6600MXXY, UA40ES6700MXXY, UA40ES6800MXXY, UA46EH5306MXXY, UA46ES5500MXXY, UA46ES5500MXXY, UA46ES6200MXXY, UA46ES6600MXXY, UA46ES6700MXXY, UA46ES6800MXXY, UA46ES7100MXXY, UA46ES7500MXXY, UA50ES6200MXXY, UA55ES6200MXXY, UA55ES6600MXXY, UA55ES6700MXXY, UA55ES6800MXXY, UA55ES7100MXXY, UA55ES7500MXXY, UA55ES8000MXXY, UA60ES6500MXXY, UA60ES8000MXXY, UA65ES8000MXXY, PS51D6900DMXXY, PS51D8000FVXXY, PS59D6900DMXXY, PS59D8000FVXXY, PS64D8000FVXXY, UA32D6000SMXXY, UA40D5500RMXXY, UA40D6000SMXXY, UA40D6400UMXXY, UA40D6600WMXXY, UA46D6000SMXXY, UA46D6400UMXXY, UA46D6600WMXXY, UA46D7000LMXXY, UA55D6000SMXXY, UA55D6400UMXXY, UA55D6600WMXXY, UA55D7000LMXXY, UA55D8000YVXXY, UA60D6600VMXXY, UA60D8000YVXXY