This extends the availability of the platform, which can also be accessed via eligible LG and Samsung Smart TVs, selected Samsung BluRay and home theatre systems, Xbox 360 and PC and Mac computers.
Foxtel Chief Operating Officer, Rohan Lund, said, “The arrival of Foxtel Play on PlayStation 3 provides Australia’s massive population of PS3 owners with access to a huge entertainment boost featuring the best of sports, movies, drama and comedy. And with the upcoming season of landmark series Game of Thrones spearheading a fantastic line up of hit shows airing on Foxtel Play, the news couldn’t come at a better time.”
It will also be coming soon to PlayStation4.
PlayStation 3 owners can download the Foxtel Play app using a registered PlayStation®Network (PSN) account. The news also comes as subscribers are beginning to take advantage of Foxtel’s showcase special event, offering customers a discounted subscription to Premium Movies & Drama, including showcase, which will air season four of Game of Thrones.
The Emmy® and Golden Globe-winning fantasy series will screen its fourth season starting on Monday, April 7 at 3.30pm AET Express from the US on showcase, the ‘home of HBO’. In the lead up to season four, new and die-hard fans who subscribe to showcase can also relive the action from past seasons via catch-up on Foxtel Play, including the complete collection from seasons two and three.
“Foxtel Play is a fantastic addition to the PlayStation suite of services. PlayStation fans are traditionally very entertainment hungry and digital savvy consumers,” said Michael Ephraim, Managing Director, Sony Computer Entertainment Australia. “The breadth of quality viewing and simplicity of access that Foxtel Play offers will really appeal to our audience in Australia.”
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.
The showcase special event enables Foxtel Play subscribers to add Premium Movies and Drama to their first $25* genre pick for only $10* extra giving fans access to Game of Thrones season four as well as other highly acclaimed programming such as Mad Men, House of Cards, True Blood and a host of blockbuster and library movies for only $35* per month for the first three months. Customers who sign up to Foxtel Play between 1 – 30 April 2014 will benefit from the special pricing, as will existing Foxtel Play customers who already subscribe to the Premium Movies & Drama pick between 1 – 30 April 2014.