If you’re looking to turn your TV into a smart TV without spending big bucks, you might be in luck with JB Hi-Fi reducing the price of the Foxtel Now Android TV smart box from $99 to $49.
The box, which runs Android TV with a customised home screen has dropped from its usual $99 price. It offers most other Android TV apps like Stan and Netflix, alongside the main free to air TV apps like 9NOW, 7Plus, 10Play, ABC iView and SBS On Demand. As an Android TV device it also has Chromecast built in and outputs a 4K signal.
There is one catch, though – it seems the Foxtel Now Box hasn’t received an update to the AndroidTV firmware since December 2018 – that’s long time in software updates, and is a little disappointing.
You can also read our original review of the Foxtel Now Box here.
If you can spare an extra $23, you could grab yourself a Vodafone TV box which also runs Android TV (version 9 rolled out to the device in February) for approximately $79 either online or through your local Vodafone store.