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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:37pm 02/07/12 | 6 Comments
Microsoft has today revealed that regardless of where you are in the country, the Foxtel App for Xbox 360 is now available.
From today, Foxtel on Xbox 360 is available across the country, no matter the location. This means Xbox 360 homes in either metropolitan or regional Australia, connected to the internet and Xbox LIVE, are able to receive the Foxtel on Xbox 360 service.

Foxtel on Xbox 360 lets subscribers view over 30 world-leading Foxtel channels on its live streaming television service, such as FOX8, LifeStyle YOU, FOOTY PLAY, showcase, MTV, Nickelodeon and ESPN, six BigPond TV channels, as well as Catch Up TV, and hundreds of blockbuster films, library movies and TV episodes from the Foxtel on Xbox 360 On Demand service.
You can find out pricing, packages and more by clicking here. Kinect voice and gesture controls are also now available for the Foxtel App.



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Whoop
Posted 05:47pm 02/7/12
So not only do you have to pay a monthly (or yearly) xbox live gold subscription, but also your ISP subscription, and a foxtel on 360 subscription. Why the hell not just get standalone foxtel?
Topper
Posted 09:38pm 02/7/12
Most xbox owners would have internet access and a gold sub anyway....so shelling out for this still works out cheaper than standalone Foxtel (as long as you dont really care about most of the content being on-demand content)
skythra
Posted 10:36pm 02/7/12
Most xbox owners would have internet access and a gold sub anyway....so shelling out for this still works out cheaper than standalone Foxtel (as long as you dont really care about most of the content being on-demand content)

Except, a kid can't be off in his room playing his xbox while you watch the foxtel. Works great if your household revolves around only you.
deadlyf
Posted 10:47pm 02/7/12
Not everyone can get Foxtel through the traditional method.

It's not the full channel set of the normal Foxtel, for some reason. Back when I was considering getting it there was only like 4 channels so they are improving but I don't think it's very good cost comparison wise at the moment considering just how few channels you get.

Pretty sure Telstra are banking on foxtel to be their big draw card when the NBN goes through so I expect more channels will continue to be added until there is no difference.
carson
Posted 10:57pm 02/7/12
Don't most people get their tv "on demand" from the internet these days? I don't really see the point in pay-tv any more. Especially given that it's full of ads too.
Rhys84au
Posted 11:15pm 02/7/12
at this stage pricing seems too much for what you get. at this stage proxying netflix is still the best option for console owners. i dont mind the $20 base pack but the bolt ons push it too high for what it is. drop them to 5-6 each then we will talk foxtel...
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