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We’ve been following Foxtel Go for awhile now, and secretly hoping that they’d expand the offering on Android to more than a select few Samsung devices. As it happens, the team behind Foxtel Go are working furiously on it, and just last week released an update that would see compatibility with the new Samsung Galaxy S5.

Well, today we’ve just now received a phone call from Foxtel advising that another device has been certified for use with Foxtel Go, and surprise of all surprises, it isn’t a Samsung device. No, this time it’s Google’s 2013 hero, the Nexus 5 that will be receiving Foxtel Go goodness.

The update has already been made, and so if you’re a Foxtel subcriber and a Nexus 5 user, you can head right to the Play Store now to install Foxtel Go, and get watching.

Foxtel GO
Foxtel GO
Developer: FOXTEL
Price: To be announced

We are hoping, though, that it won’t be long until we see support for other popular (and recent) handsets, such as the One (M8) for example.

What devices would you most like to see Foxtel Go supporting? We can pass it on!

Source: Foxtel Go.
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Paul Delamotte
Paul Delamotte
6 years ago

If they have the N5 sorted what about the N10 or 7?

Andrew
Andrew
6 years ago

Can you ask them if they’re considering Chromecast support for Go? Would be good timing for the Australian Chromecast launch…

Martin Leonard
Martin Leonard
6 years ago

Installed and I could login but when I tried to play I was told “you can’t watch Foxtel Go on a jailbroken device”. I am not rooted but my bootloader is unlocked.

Montalbert_Scott
Montalbert_Scott
Reply to  Martin Leonard
6 years ago

I got it working on my old nexus 7 2012. Bootloader is unlocked on that. Is SuperSU or anything like that still on your device? Not sure what it uses to check for root but I rooted my nexus 7 from a clean stock factory image and it works for me

Martin Leonard
Martin Leonard
Reply to  Montalbert_Scott
6 years ago

Good point. I was rooted and and just haven’t bothered to do it again since the last OTA update so that is probably the reason.

peps
peps
6 years ago

Doesn’t work on the nexus 5. Just hangs at startup

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
Reply to  peps
6 years ago

For the N5 users who have the Foxtel Go app running, do any of you have ART enabled? I’m not suggesting this is the issue but I guess it’s possible. I have ART enabled on my N5 and can’t get the app to work.

Matthew
Matthew
Reply to  whispy_snippet
6 years ago

I have ART enabled, it could very well be part of the problem. No chance of me ditching ART for a solitary app though. Might try Dalvik just to see if it works, but regardless of the outcome I’ll be back to ART shortly thereafter.

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
Reply to  Matthew
6 years ago

I was right.

According to Foxtel:

“Foxtel Go does not support ART. Please insure your Nexus 5 is operating with DALVIK.”

Matthew
Matthew
Reply to  whispy_snippet
6 years ago

Yep, I discovered today after reverting to Dalvik that ART is indeed the issue. Or, more accurately, Foxtel Go is the issue, seeing as ART works for every. single. other. app. I. have.

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
Reply to  Matthew
6 years ago

It’s almost like they’re trolling the Android purists. “Oh hey, you can use Foxtel Go on your Nexus 5 now… But not with ART which, as a Nexus user, you probably have enabled because that’s how you guys roll. Suckers.”

soulman
soulman
Reply to  whispy_snippet
6 years ago

Yeah screw that.. Not that desperate to uninstall ART just to install foxtel go… Deleting it now..

Shaddolf
Shaddolf
6 years ago

Xperia Z2 please!

Level380
Level380
6 years ago

Working fine on my n5…. Yay!

Clyde Jones
Clyde Jones
6 years ago

I’d like it to be compatible with CyanogenMod ROMs.
I prefer CM11 on my Galaxy S4, but can’t use Foxtel Go because its not Touchwiz.

Jack
Jack
Reply to  Clyde Jones
6 years ago

You will be waiting a very long time indeed, my friend.

SachmoJoe
SachmoJoe
6 years ago

The day after I bought an iPad! Ah well, I’d be a liar if i said that’s why I wanted it… although it was a factor in the missus approving the purchase!

Mick
Mick
6 years ago

Does miracasting work with the nexus 5? I’m guessing not, but was curious all the same

jock o
jock o
6 years ago

Would this work on a nexus 7 or 10 if you change the model number to match the nexus 5 ?

Hillal Lozi
Hillal Lozi
6 years ago

Won’t work if you’re rooted

jock o
jock o
Reply to  Hillal Lozi
6 years ago

Hide my root app

Hillal Lozi
Hillal Lozi
Reply to  jock o
6 years ago

Tried that, only get a force close

jock o
jock o
Reply to  Hillal Lozi
6 years ago

It works sort of on my HP touchpad

Wayno
Wayno
Reply to  jock o
6 years ago

I got the first show to play but as soon as you choose another ….. no dice.

jock o
jock o
Reply to  Wayno
6 years ago

If you close the app then restart it works – a pain I know but that’s the only way it’s worked for me properly close by swiping it in resent tasks

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
6 years ago

About bloody time! This is very good news. Hopefully we see Foxtel quickly rolled out to Nexus tablets and other Nexus phones, not to mention other Android devices broadly. I gave Foxtel an absolute shelling on their forums the other day. Maybe they actually listened!

Wayno
Wayno
Reply to  whispy_snippet
6 years ago

You’re not the only one. I’ve been hammering them for bloody ages!

Phillip Molly Malone
6 years ago

Nice! Telstra/Foxtel have just made Go available to T-box customers as well!

Joybrata
Joybrata
6 years ago

How about ALL S4’s (not just Australian ones). I have a grey import S4 and the app won’t work.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Joybrata
6 years ago

Is your S4 an Exynos octa-core 3G or Qualcomm quad-core 4G model?

Joybrata
Joybrata
Reply to  Jason Murray
6 years ago

It’s the Exynos octa-core 3G (there was no 4G on my carrier at the time of purchase =P)

Hoff
Hoff
6 years ago

Foxtel can get stuffed. Hulu and Netflix all the way.

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  Hoff
6 years ago

Seems a bit harsh, since those a US services. Why hate on Foxtel bringing their app to (arguably) the darling of the Android community?

Wayno
Wayno
Reply to  Jason Murray
6 years ago

The biggest problem is that it has been technically possible to run this on Android for over a year and Foxtel have blocked it. Of course we’re happy it’s now here but you can’t just wipe out their total ignorance (seriously, read their forums).

chris
chris
Reply to  Hoff
6 years ago

Actually good on them for making an effort mind you I don’t use them and never will. The sooner Hulu and Netflix make their way to our shores the better because that will force Foxtel to mend their ways. Should the current Murdoch puppet government try and prevent their entry the ACCC can hopefully step up and make changes or even better break apart Foxtel to increase competition.

SachmoJoe
SachmoJoe
Reply to  chris
6 years ago

I’m more worried about Netflix launching here and have a crappy selection and higher price. I suppose I’ll be able to continue DNSing myself as an American though.

PointZeroOne
PointZeroOne
6 years ago

Weird, it can install to my old Galaxy S3 (vodafone).
But not my Nexus 7
or
Xperia Z (vodafone)

Jason Murray
Jason Murray
Reply to  PointZeroOne
6 years ago

Foxtel Go only supports specific devices. I believe the Nexus 5 is the first non-Samsung device they’re certified.

whispy_snippet
whispy_snippet
Reply to  Jason Murray
6 years ago

I actually can’t get past the load screen on my N5… Anyone else having issues?

Peter G
Peter G
Reply to  whispy_snippet
6 years ago

Yep. App won’t load on my n5 also. Just splash screen and no further.

Matthew
Matthew
Reply to  Peter G
6 years ago

Same here on my N5. What a tease.

Level380
Level380
Reply to  whispy_snippet
6 years ago

Working fine here

Mofedog
Mofedog
Reply to  Jason Murray
6 years ago

Try switching to Dalvik if you are running ART…