Foxtel has announced the addition of the Netflix app to its Foxtel Now box. The news follows the addition of Netflix on Foxtel’s iQ3 and iQ4 set top boxes earlier this year.
The Foxtel Now box is Foxtel’s ‘plug-and-play’ streaming device that provides access to Foxtel Now in HD along with free-to-air channels via a built-in free-to-air tuner, with no lock-in contracts.
Netflix joins a host of apps, including YouTube; free-to-air streaming apps ABC iview, SBS On Demand, 7plus and 10 play; and subscription streaming app, Stan; on the Foxtel Now box.
Netflix will be available on all new Foxtel Now boxes, which will include a new remote with a dedicated Netflix button, while existing Foxtel Now boxes will begin to receive the Netflix app automatically as it rolls out progressively over the coming weeks.
With the update, customers can access Netflix’s library of original content including The Crown, Stranger Things and Ozark, alongside Foxtel’s own line up of current and upcoming hit international programming such as His Dark Materials, Catherine the Great, and Succession, as well as Foxtel originals, Wentworth, Mr Inbetween and Upright.
Alice Mascia, Foxtel’s Chief Product and Strategy Officer, said, “Since its arrival, the Foxtel Now box has become one of the most popular ways for customers to enjoy Foxtel Now and we’ve been working hard to make the experience even better with new apps and features, including other streaming apps.
“Today’s addition of the Netflix app consolidates Foxtel’s position as the ‘go-to’ aggregator for streamed content that sits alongside our own award-winning sport, drama and movies and makes a great customer experience even better.”
The Foxtel Now box also features built-in Chromecast functionality allowing viewers to ‘cast’ movies, music, video and photos from Android or iOS mobile devices, PCs or Macs straight to their television.