Foxtel Packages: How to get the best deal

While it has plenty of competition when it comes to binge-worthy TV shows, Foxtel still has lots to offer for when you’re looking to spend some quality time relaxing on the couch. Whether you’re big on your sports or looking to stay up to date with new movie releases, Foxtel provides a number of packages – or ‘bundles’ as they’re now referred to – to choose from, each with a combination of channels so that you get your fix of drama, entertainment, movies, sport, or a mix of all four.

So, what packages does Foxtel have on offer, and how much do they cost? Read on to find out what’s available, and what you can expect with each bundle.

Foxtel Packages

Foxtel Packages

In addition to services such as Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go, Foxtel offers a number of channel bundles to choose from, which includes similar content packaged together. Think of it as using the ‘Recommended for you’ section of YouTube or Spotify, because chances are, if you’re a fan of one sport, then you’ll be interested in keeping up with the results of another, or keeping up with similar movies or TV programs to that series you just binged over the weekend. Hence the Foxtel package.

With most of Foxtel’s packages, you’ll be given the option to either sign up to a no lock-in contract option, or a 12-month plan. Some of the 12-month plans waive the installation fee of the Foxtel set-top box as an incentive for you to sign up for the year, as well as offer cheaper month-to-month costs, while the no lock-in contract option means you can always back out if you’ve watched everything that you needed to. However, it’s always best to read the full T&Cs before you sign up to any deal, or plan to avoid any nasty surprises when the bill comes around.

Here’s what you can sign up to with Foxtel:

And if you’re looking to get the most out of your streaming, you can also opt to sign up for a Netflix account, with the Premium, Sports, Movies and Foxtel Plus bundles offering the add-on.

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Foxtel Package Costs

How much will each Foxtel package set you back and is there a difference between a no lock-in contract and 12-month plan? The table below lists the price of Foxtel packages under 12-month contract, and no contract:

Bundle 12-month plan (per month) No lock-in contract (per month)
Platinum Plus Bundle $111.20 $139
Premium Bundle $79.20 $99
Sports HD Bundle $59.20 $74
Movies HD Bundle $55.20 $69
Foxtel Plus Bundle $49 $49

Source: Prices collected from Foxtel website, January 2022. 

While the 12-month plan would save you a bit of money on a monthly basis, you’re locked in for the full year, meaning if you run out of TV shows to watch, you may be left paying for something that you don’t use, so a no lock-in contract may be wiser if you’re only looking to catch up on the latest season of your favourite show.

Get Foxtel content through BINGE

After Foxtel content but aren’t sure about signing up? Check out BINGE! Prices start at just $10 per month for a basic package and go up to $18 per month. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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BINGE Basic Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 1 screens at the same time
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $10 over one month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $10
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Standard Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $14 over one month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $14
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
Binge logo

BINGE Premium Plan

  • Stream over 10,000+ hours of shows and movies
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • HD available
  • 2 week free trial

min. cost $18 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $18
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site

Foxtel Platinum Plus Bundle

The most expensive package from Foxtel, the Platinum Plus Bundle is also the BIGGEST available, which might be a suitable option for large households, or those who always seem to fight for the remote. The Platinum HD package includes 95 channels, including HD channels for those who only want the best of viewing. Costing $139 a month on a no lock-in contract, the Platinum HD pack isn’t for the faint of heart, or those on a budget, but may be worth it for those looking for the most bang for their buck, or who just like having plenty to choose from for those nights in.

Foxtel Platinum Plus

Channels included in the Platinum Plus Bundle:

  • Fox Sports
  • Fox League
  • Fox Cricket
  • Fox Showcase
  • Discovery Channel
  • National Geographic
  • E!
  • Cartoon Network
  • Premiere Movies
  • Netflix

Foxtel Premium Bundle

Costing $99 per month on a no lock-in contract, the Foxtel Premium Bundle includes a variety of channels to keep all the family entertained, whether you’re looking for a movie, TV show or sports event to keep everyone happy. With over 50 different sports available via 13 HD channels – along with multiple movie channels to find that one film you’ve been meaning to watch – the Premium Bundle may take the stress out of family time in front of the TV.

Foxtel Premium

Channels included in the Premium Bundle:

  • BBC First
  • Fox Classics
  • Lifestyle
  • Discovery Channel
  • Premiere Movies
  • Family Movies
  • Fox Cricket
  • Fox League
  • ESPN
  • Nickelodeon
  • Discovery Kids
  • Cartoon Network

Foxtel Sports HD Bundle

Including 13 live HD sports channels with a dedicated Fox Sports Ultra HD channel for when you want to catch the best bits in high definition, the Sports HD Bundle may be worthwhile for those who enjoy any and all sports. Costing $74 a month on a no lock-in contract, the Sports HD Bundle includes a number of entertainment channels for when your team has a bye week.

Foxtel Sports HD

Channels included in the Sports HD Bundle:

  • Fox Cricket
  • Fox League
  • Fox Footy
  • Fox Sports
  • ESPN
  • beIN Sports
  • Eurosport
  • Fox Sports News
  • BBC Earth
  • Fox Showcase

Stream Live Sports with Kayo

Love streaming? Love sports? Kayo is a streaming platform that provides access to a wealth of sports, from basketball to cricket, motorsports and soccer. Click ‘go to site’ for more details.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month
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Kayo One Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 1 screen at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $25 over 1 month

1No. of Screens /same time viewing $25Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Basic Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $27.50 over 1 month

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $27.50Advertised Cost/month Go To Site
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Premium Subscription

  • More than 15,000 hours of sport on-demand
  • Watch on 3 screens at the same time
  • 14 days FREE trial (New Customers Only)

min. cost $35 over 1 month

3No. of Screens /same time viewing $35
Advertised Cost/month
Go To Site
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Telstra Exclusive Offer – Basic Subscription

  • Special Offer: Save $10/mth on Kayo for 12 months
  • Available to Telstra customers only. T&Cs Apply
  • Stream over 50 sports, Live & On Demand
  • Watch on 2 screens at the same time – Add up to 5 profiles

min. cost $15/mth first 12 months then $27.50/mth

2No. of Screens /same time viewing $27.50$15
Advertised Cost/month
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Foxtel Movies HD Bundle

The Movies HD Bundle might be an option for those who are keen to keep up to date with new movie and TV shows. Costing $69 a month on a no lock-in contract, the Movies HD Bundle includes over 1,000 movies on demand for those days on the couch, with HD quality available to give you the full experience.

Foxtel Movies HD

Channels included in the Movies HD Bundle:

  • Premiere Movies
  • Action Movies
  • Comedy Movies
  • Masterpiece Movies
  • Movie Greats
  • Boomerang
  • Lifestyle
  • Foxtel Music
  • TLC
  • Fox8
  • BBC Earth

Foxtel Plus Bundle

With more than 50 channels from Foxtel’s entertainment and drama packages, the Foxtel Plus Bundle is the cheapest option available, setting you back $49 a month, which if you’re big on your documentaries, music or news, may be well worth the price tag.

Foxtel Plus

Channels included in the Foxtel Plus Bundle:

  • Fox Showcase
  • BBC First
  • Arena
  • E!
  • Fox8
  • UKTV
  • National Geographic
  • MTV Music
  • Fox Sports News
  • CMC

What else do the Foxtel Bundles include?

In addition to the channels that come with each bundle, you’ll also have access to the Foxtel Go app, which allows you to watch TV live and on-demand on the go, as well as the MyFoxtel App, which allows you to manage your account and access support.

Can I build my own Foxtel bundle?

If none of the above bundles catch your eye, Foxtel gives you the option to build your own, meaning you can get exactly what you’re after. You can choose between a 12-month plan or no lock-in contract, with two base options available to start with – the Foxtel Plus bundle, or the Foxtel Plus with Netflix bundle.

Once you’ve chosen your base option, you can add the Sports HD package ($25/month), Movies HD package ($20/month), Kids ($5/month) or the Favourites package ($20/month) to help keep you and your household entertained with the shows and movies they want.

You can also add on Multiroom Casting ($15/month) to watch multiple streams in multiple rooms of the home, including the Multiroom iQ 4 ($25/month), as well as the HD option ($10/month) for those who want the very best quality. You can even add the Foxtel magazine ($3.95/month) to your order to make sure you don’t miss a program.

Foxtel also offers specialty channels to be added to your order, including Antenna Pacific ($23/month) for your Greek TV needs, in addition to RAI International ($23/month) for Italian content.

  • While you won’t be able to remove channels from each package or bundle, you’ll still be able to personalise your bundle to suit your entertainment needs.

Are Foxtel bundles cheaper with Telstra?

Telstra and Foxtel have had a partnership for a number of years now, with the main advantage being able to combine your phone, internet and entertainment onto the one bill. However, Telstra does offer some discounts for new customers on Foxtel bundles, although the discounts only last for the first 12 months before going back to the traditional Foxtel price. However, if you’re already a Telstra customer and looking for some cheaper streaming, it may be worth investigating.

Is Foxtel worth it?

With plenty of competition in the streaming market, it can be tough to decide what to chuck up on the big screen for your night in. While other content streaming options such as Netflix or Stan are certainly cheaper alternatives to Foxtel, the ‘original’ big name in home entertainment in Australia still has plenty of value on offer, but it all comes down to finding the right package for your needs and budget. Give thought to which channel packs you’ll actually use – they might all sound great on paper (or online) but remember that there are only so many hours in the evening, and you’re unlikely to get to watch everything. Focus on what you REALLY want – you could always add in extra channels later on.

Sign up to Disney+ Australia

There are two plan options to choose from – a monthly subscription at $11.99 per month, or prepay for a year at $119.99 and save on the monthly cost. Both plans include the same features, with unlimited downloads and the ability to stream on up to four screens at the same time. This table includes links to a referral partner.

Brand Subscription Type No. of Screens/same time viewing Advertised Cost^^/month or year
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Disney+ Monthly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices

min. cost $11.99 over one month

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $11.99
Advertised Cost/month
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *
Disney+ Logo

Disney+ Yearly Subscription

  • Stream the Disney+ library, including Disney+ Originals, Star Wars, Pixar, Marvel, National Geographic & Star
  • Watch on 4 screens at the same time
  • Add up to 7 profiles
  • Unlimited downloads of shows and movies on up to 10 devices
  • Prepay for a yearly subscription and save on the monthly cost

min. cost $119.99 over one year

4No. of Screens /same time viewing $119.99
Advertised Cost/year
Get DealCanstar Blue receives a commission for sign-ups through Disney+ *

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