Foxtel’s launch event for Foxtel Now, the reimagining of its TV streaming service, has just finished up at Moore Park in Sydney and it’s becoming clear that the pay TV operator means business when it comes to making Foxtel Now “for everyone” with its new service.
Foxtel Now’s entertainment packs are priced at either $10 or $15 per month. and the Pop and Drama both feature the Showcase channel, which airs Game of Thrones in Australia. These two are the more expensive packs, each running $15 per month on their own or $25 per month for both as a bundle.
A month of Foxtel Go on the Pop or Drama pack, plus the two-week free trial gives you six weeks of Foxtel Now — almost enough to watch all seven episodes of Game of Thrones as it airs… well, maybe if you wait a couple of days for the first episode.
It’s cheaper than forking out a per-episode price for the series on Google Play Movies and TV, or iTunes – both of which run $32.99/season for HD, and it beats waiting – going on past years, the episodes won’t be available on those services until after the season concludes its premiere run on Foxtel.
Foxtel’s lack of high definition streaming has long been the response to reports of Australians leading the world in pirating Game of Thrones. With the new service launching in time for the new season of the world’s most-pirated TV show, and promising to put it on Chromecast in HD it’ll be interesting to see if Australians finally put their money where their mouth is.
Will you be giving Foxtel Now a chance to shine when Game of Thrones season 7 rolls around in July? Tell us in the comments!