Media Release: Monday, April 13, 2015
As the anticipation for Game of Thrones season five reaches fever pitch, Foxtel today announced that its popular Foxtel Play subscription streaming service is now available on select Sony smart TVs. The new addition offers even greater flexibility for subscribers eager to catch the latest drama across the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. Sony smart TV owners with a 2014 model can now download the Foxtel Play app from the Sony Entertainment Network.
Today’s news comes as new Foxtel Play subscribers are taking advantage of special pricing for the Premium Movies and Drama pick. The special pricing allows new customers who sign up to Foxtel Play between now and 30 April 2015 to add Premium Movies and Drama to their first $25* a month genre pick for only $5* extra a month for the first three months. The move means customers can get access to showcase, the ‘home of HBO’, which will feature season five of the award winning HBO drama when it airs today, Monday, 13 April at 11am, same time as the US, along with a host of other great drama and programming for only $30* a month for the first three months.
In the lead up to Game of Thrones season five, new and die-hard fans who subscribe to Foxtel Play can relive the action from past seasons via the BoxSets channel on Foxtel Play, including the complete collection from seasons 1-4.
Foxtel Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Ed Smith, said, “Sony smart TVs are a fantastic addition to the Foxtel Play line up and offer subscribers access to a massive entertainment boost that includes incredible sports, movies, comedy, drama and kids programming. Of course, with the upcoming season of the landmark drama Game of Thrones set to kick off today, there couldn’t be a better time to subscribe.”
Foxtel Play offers customers instant access to great entertainment within minutes of signing up and enables them to subscribe by the month and pay as they go, so they will be able to enjoy Game of Thrones season 5 and other premium drama and movies. With no lock-in contract and no installation costs, subscribers can stop and start their subscription month-to-month, to suit their circumstances or viewing choices.
In addition to Game of Thrones, subscribers to Premium Movies and Drama are entitled to a host of other highly acclaimed dramas including The Red Road (season 1), starring Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones); Veep (season 4); Mad Men (season 7 part 2); The Americans (season 3); Wentworth (season 3), Black Sails and Orange Is the New Black (season 3).
Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to stream and watch programs from Foxtel’s amazing range of sports, drama, entertainment, documentary and movie channels live or on catch-up.
Foxtel Play customers can enjoy their programming via eligible Sony, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 & 4, selected Samsung Blu-Ray and home theatre systems and PC and Mac computers. Foxtel Play customers can also access content on selected smart phones and tablets by downloading the Foxtel Go^ app.