Foxtel Unveils Revolutionary Set Top Box with the New iQ5

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Foxtel today officially introduced its new iQ5 set top box. Designed to embrace a future in digital entertainment where streaming takes the front seat, Foxtel’s latest iQ box features a simple plug and play set-up without the need for a traditional cable or satellite installation. This allows customers to start watching sports, movies, documentaries, or their favourite shows on Foxtel within minutes.

The new iQ5 is also easy on the eye with its smaller, sleek design. Its set-up is intuitive and only takes minutes, making it easier for Foxtel users to access top-tier entertainment, live and on-demand, all in one place. Apart from its appealing overhaul, the latest set top box impresses with a detachable 1TB hard drive to record shows and a new ultra-fast chip for streaming 4K content to the big screen.

Personalising your viewing experience, Foxtel also included iQ software enhancements for easier navigation, as well as content recommendations based on viewing preferences and history. As for its third-party streaming apps, Vevo joins Netflix, YouTube, ABC iView, and SBS On Demand later this month, while Amazon Prime Video will launch to iQ3, iQ4 and iQ5  later this year.

What’s streaming on Foxtel

Foxtel customers can now stream up to 50,000 hours of TV shows, sports, docos, and movies within minutes with the iQ5’s plug and play set-up. Instead of waiting for its installation, you can get started on binging some of the hottest shows today, which include new seasons of What We Do in the Shadows, The Walking Dead, American Crime Story, Wentworth, and Gogglebox Australia.

For fans of the crime drama genre, Vigil is currently streaming on BBC First, which is part of the Foxtel Plus bundle, while the upcoming HBO drama Scenes from a Marriage will premiere on FOX Showcase. Prefer documentaries? Foxtel’s newly launched FOX Docos offers award-winning titles from around the world. Sports fans can also watch over 50 sports including AFL, NRL, Motorsport, Tennis, Cricket and more.

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Jena Pelino

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