October 6, 2014
By Ariani Bte Adam
Foxtel formalised plans to bring its on-line subscription service, Foxtel Play to Xbox One. The announcement comes just as Aussie gamers are gearing up to attend the annual EB Games Expo taking place this week at the Sydney Olympic Park. The news is set to offer an entertainment boost for Xbox One owners eager to take advantage of the cutting edge entertainment features native to Xbox One.
Foxtel and Xbox have pioneered Australia’s streaming entertainment market following their shared legacy of providing premium entertainment services on the Xbox 360, which has seen more than 20 million hours of Foxtel Play viewed to date. Xbox One owners will be able to download the Foxtel Play app for free from the Xbox market place using a registered Xbox Live account once the service goes live in the coming months.
Foxtel’s Executive Director of Sales and Marketing, Ed Smith, said, “Foxtel and Xbox are synonymous with brilliant entertainment. Our shared history of filling living rooms with funny, adventurous, nail-biting and immersive experiences is what we live for and our partnership to bring Foxtel Play to Xbox 360 has been an unmeasured success for our customers. We’re thrilled to announce plans to add Foxtel Play to Xbox One and take that success even further.”
Microsoft Australia Xbox lead, Jeremy Hinton, said, “With Xbox One, our aim is to deliver an all-in-one solution that couples industry leading games with best-in class film and TV entertainment experiences. This latest milestone in our already game-changing relationship puts the latest and greatest movies and TV shows into the hands of our fans, and adds to the ever growing line-up of Australian and international content available to all Xbox One owners.”
Foxtel Play’s planned arrival on Xbox One will add to the growing number of ways people can enjoy Foxtel Play, which already include Xbox 360, eligible LG and Samsung Smart TVs, selected Samsung BluRay and home theatre systems, PS3/ PS4 and PC and Mac computers.
Foxtel Play enables customers with a broadband connection to watch programs from Foxtel’s amazing range of drama, entertainment, documentary and movie channels live or on catch-up.
Foxtel Play offers customers access to content within minutes of signing up and enables them to subscribe by the month and pay as they go. 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.
Foxtel Play customers also have access to Foxtel Go as part of their subscription. In addition to their primary device, customers can register Foxtel Go on up to two additional devices including selected iPads and iPhones and selected Samsung Android tablets and smartphones.