Foxtel is Launching OTT Service Foxtel Now and Android TV

Australian cable company Foxtel is working hard to appeal to a new generation of cord cutters with two big announcements.

First is Foxtel Now, what may be known as a skinny bundle such as Playstation Vue or YouTube TV. Google Cast will be supported, letting users stream high-definition television to supported devices. The initial channels are divided into several packages, allowing users to pick whether they want Drama, Kids, and/or Sports, for varying monthly prices.

Of course, to really capture the attention of consumers on a big screen, they are also launching their own Android TV which will have the service built-in. It will be able to support 4K video, support external hard drives, and have a variety of standard radios and ports. For an estimated price of $100, you’ll be able to stream not only Foxtel, but other apps which may be available in the Play Store in Australia.

News site Ausdroid is unsure if the Foxtel Now app will work on other Android TVs aside from their own, but more information should be available once the device launches toward the end of the year.

Hero image originates from CNET

Nick Felker

Nick Felker

Nick Felker is a student Electrical & Computer Engineering student at Rowan University (C/O 2017) and the student IEEE webmaster. When he's not studying, he is a software developer for the web and Android (Felker Tech). He has several open source projects on GitHub (http://github.com/fleker) Devices: Moto G-2013 Moto G-2015, Moto 360, Google ADT-1, Nexus 7-2013 (x2), Lenovo Laptop, Custom Desktop. Although he was an intern at Google, the content of this blog is entirely independent and his own thoughts.

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