Foxtel is bringing Netflix content to its IQ customers

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It's official: Foxtel has announced a partnership with US streaming giant Netflix that will see the latter service's content fully integrated into Foxtel's library by way of a new interface for iQ customers.

As reported by Gizmodo, the new interface will begin rolling out to iQ4 boxes between now and August, with a rollout for iQ3 customers expected to begin later in the year.

Foxtel's revised iQ bundles (which start at $49 per month on a 12-month plan, all the way to $109 per month) will now offer 6 months of free Netflix, though existing Foxtel customers will need to agree to a new 12-month contract in order to take advantage. 

After this initial 6-month period is over, users will have to pay Netflix's full subscription price ($13.99 per month for HD and $17.99 per month for 4K) to keep the functionality – no discounted bundles here, unfortunately. 

Along with the updated interface, Foxtel also announced a brand new remote that sports a dedicated Netflix button on it, allowing users to jump straight to the service's content with a single tap – you can check out the remote below.


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Foxtel customers who've been with the pay TV service for eight years or more are eligible to receive the remote (valued at $49) for free, while users who've been with the provider for at least three years will be able to pick it up for the discounted price of $29.

Stephen Lambrechts
Senior Journalist, Phones and Entertainment

Stephen primarily covers phones and entertainment for TechRadar's Australian team, and has written professionally across the categories of tech, film, television and gaming in both print and online for over a decade. He's obsessed with smartphones, televisions, consoles and gaming PCs, and has a deep-seated desire to consume all forms of media at the highest quality possible. 

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