App review: Foxtel Go for iPad

The Foxtel Go app is free to use, providing excellent quality video streaming and access to live TV

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  • Expert Rating

    4.25 / 5
  • User Rating

    2.00 / 5 (of 2 Reviews)
  • Price

    Free (AUD)

User Reviews:

Tony Morgan

2.5

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Pros
Being able to watch Foxtel on the Ipad or Ipad Mini.
Cons
Unable to watch Foxtel Go whilst connected to the TV via a HDMI Cable
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The fact that one has to pay a fee to watch Foxtel on your TV and not able to watch Foxtel via your Ipad connected to a TV (which may not necessarily be your own TV at home) is a real let down. What it means is you cannot watch Foxtel on the big screen when you are away from home other than on the small screen of the Ipad.

Espesp

1.5

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Pros
Watching Foxtel on my iPad in bed or the bath, doesn't use up any internet with Telstra plans!
Cons
Stupid adds at the start of every show, very poor functionality & choice of show.
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It's a great idea but lacks the substance of proper functionality- worse is that they have been provided this feedback and do nothing to fix it. What's missing:
1. Decent choice of shows and search function
2. Live TV option just plays that show and not the next one on the same station, really stupid! Plus it doesn't even tell u what the next show is and often gets the times wrong e.g. Says law and order finishes at 10:30 but really it's 10 and you've already missed most of the show.
3. No sleep function.
4. Only plays in landscape- big oversight
5. Freezes often and fast forward is useless, you have to press it 10 times to literally do 1/3 of one add.

On the upside for Telstra Broadband customers, it supposedly doesn't use your internet up so that's a big bonus but it's still a product in a very prelim/not finished phase to me and the only reason I use it is the foxtel guy was too lazy to install the real foxtel in my bedroom!

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