Media Release: Thursday February 22, 2018
Foxtel and JB Hi-Fi bring the
Foxtel Now box to stores nationally
Foxtel’s new streaming device makes its retail debut bringing customers a simple way to stream Foxtel Now to their TV
Foxtel today announced that its recently launched Foxtel Now box is expanding its availability as it hits JB Hi-Fi stores nationwide. With over 190 JB Hi-Fi stores nationally, it is now easier than ever to pick up Foxtel’s affordable and easy to use streaming device, which offers a flexible way to enjoy the best streamed entertainment from Foxtel. The Foxtel Now box is now available at JB Hi-Fi stores or online at www.jbhifi.com.au for $99.
The news comes as a host of new drama is set to air from Hollywood heavyweights HBO and FX plus Foxtel’s own original series starting with the return season of hit zombie drama The Walking Dead on 26 February, followed in March by the sixth season of The Americans. April brings viewers the highly anticipated second season of sci-fi epic Westworld along with Into the Badlands. Foxtel’s upcoming Picnic at Hanging Rock and season six of prison drama Wentworth follow soon after. Foxtel Now subscribers can enjoy the latest episodes and catch up on past full seasons On Demand.
Foxtel Now also gives sports fans instant access to an incredible line up of local and international sports including every game of the NRL, AFL, WAFL, F1, V8s, A-League, Super Rugby and more, live, ad-break free and in HD.
The Foxtel Now box, is a simple plug-and-play device that provides access to Foxtel Now in HD^ along with free-to-air channels via a built-in free-to-air tuner#. It also includes access to SVOD app Stan** as well as free-to-air streaming apps, ABC iview, PLUS7 and tenplay.
The box features built-in Chromecast functionality allowing viewers to ‘cast’ movies, music and photos from Android or iOS mobile devices, PCs or Macs straight to their TV. The Foxtel Now box offers customers access to a world of content, games, music and apps from the Google Play store as well as the ability to stream at 4K quality with compatible apps.
Andy Lark, Foxtel CMO, said, “We were thrilled to bring subscribers a new way to stream Foxtel Now when we launched our Foxtel Now box late last year as part of our efforts to make accessing our award-winning streamed content smoother than ever. Today we’re also making getting your hands on a Foxtel Now box even easier and we are excited to see it hit the shelves at one of Australia’s premier lifestyle electronics retailers, JB H-Fi.”
Foxtel Now is Foxtel’s SVOD service, offering an affordable and flexible way to sign up and stream Foxtel, instantly, in HD^, live and on demand. Foxtel Now features flexible bundles so customers can sign up to Foxtel’s incredible content with the ability to cancel at any time.
Foxtel Now offers five entry level packs to match viewers’ interests including Drama and Pop packs priced at $15 per month each or $25 for both. Lifestyle, Docos and Kids packs are available at $10 per month each.
Foxtel Now’s Movies pack is available for $20 per month in addition to an entry level pack and the Sports pack is available for an extra $29* per month, meaning Sports lovers can now get access to Foxtel’s incredible sports programming for a little as $39 per month and movies for as little as $30 per month.
Foxtel Now comes with a two-week free trial. For more information visit: www.foxtelnow.com.au
The Foxtel Now box is also available directly from Foxtel at www.foxtelnow.com.au or via Foxtel’s eBay store for $99.