Foxtel launches streaming-only set-top box

Australian pay TV operator Foxtel has launched its new streaming set top box.

The new iQ5 device features a plug and play set-up that provides customers with access to up to 50,000 hours of Foxtel content within minutes, with no cable or satellite installation required.

The STB is a completely redesigned device that is designed for 4K UHD viewing. It features a detachable 1TB hard drive, while also providing access to apps including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, ABC iView and SBS On Demand.

The new Foxtel iQ5 STB will be available to select customers from early September, and will become more widely available later this year.

Patrick Delany, Foxtel Group CEO, said, “The launch of the Foxtel iQ5 is another major step in our evolution as Australia’s most dynamic streaming company. The iQ5 is another proof point for Foxtel as the all-in-one place heart of the contemporary Australian home. The iQ5 not only makes it easier for our existing 1.7 million customers to enjoy the best Foxtel has to offer, this streaming iQ opens up Foxtel’s premium experience to another group of Australians who could not access cable or didn’t want satellite.

“We believe the future of the premium Foxtel brand and the iQ5 together with a wider set of integrated apps confirms our strategy for Foxtel to be the Australian aggregator of the world’s best streaming content.”

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