Netflix will be available to Foxtel iQ3 and iQ4 subscribers as part of a “New Experience” announced today by the Subscription TV giant.
A redesigned interface and more content are key features of the iQ refresh, as customers rapidly increase On Demand viewing, especially in Drama & Entertainment genres.
Netflix will be available starting from today for the iQ4, expected to be completed in August. The iQ3 roll out from September to November.
More on demand content than ever, including complete series box sets.
Redesigned interface which simplifies discovering and navigating Foxtel’s 16,000 hours of TV on demand, just one-click away using the remote home button.
Personalised recommendations for customers based on their viewing history.
Integration of app-based streaming services starting with Netflix, the world’s largest video on demand streaming service. SBS On Demand will arrive in coming months.
New Foxtel remote featuring a home button and a Netflix button.
Patrick Delany, Foxtel CEO said: “We want our customers to have the best of TV and on demand in Australia all in one place. With our new user interface, accessing Foxtel’s 16,000 hours of TV and on demand content is as simple for customers as one-click on the home button of their existing remote control.
“I can’t think of a better streaming partner to kick off The New Foxtel Experience than Netflix.
“The new customer interface puts two entertainment powerhouses together providing Foxtel customers with access to Netflix service alongside our Foxtel Originals and programs from HBO, FX, the BBC and more.
“More than 1.1 million iQ3 and iQ4 set top boxes are already installed in our customers’ homes. Starting today, The New Foxtel Experience simplifies the way iQ4 users can enjoy Foxtel’s incredible range of drama, sport and movies as well as the best of video on demand, with the experience coming to iQ3 users coming shortly after.
“So whether customers crave Wentworth or Orange is the New Black; Lambs of God or Stranger Things; Big Little Lies or The Crown, they will find it, and more, on Foxtel.”
Foxtel customers do not need to do anything to receive new features, with software updates managed remotely over the coming months.
Netflix and apps access requires internet connected iQ3 or iQ4 (when available) and a Netflix subscription.
A six months Netflix subscription will be available free with $58 monthly Foxtel package of Drama & Sport. Current subscribers can also renew for 12 months to receive.