Binge-watch the entire Star Wars saga this long weekend, you will

Binge-watch the entire Star Wars saga this long weekend, you will

If you were planning on leaving the house this long weekend, possibly to visit relatives or engage in physical activity, forget that noise – Foxtel is launching a dedicated Star Wars 'pop-up' channel for subscribers of Foxtel Movies and Foxtel Platinum.

The Star Wars channel will let fans binge all seven live-action films in the cinematic saga, commencing on Friday, September 30 at 6.00am AEST and keeping you in a galaxy, far, far away until Monday, October 3.

Subscribers can simply tune in to Foxtel Movies channel 400, and then buckle in to watch every Star Wars film in HD (it's also a good way to bone up on the saga before the arrival of Rogue One).

This isn't the first time Foxtel has hosted a massive sci-fi marathon such as this – the Star Wars pop-up channel follows on from the success of the pay TV company's enormous Star Trek marathon that occurred back in July.

In addition to the pop-up channel, you'll also be able to watch the movies at your own leisure if you have an internet connected IQ set top box. So settle in, make sure you keep the popcorn flowing, and may the force be with you.

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. 

He's also likely to talk a person’s ear off at the mere mention of Android, cats, retro sneaker releases, travelling and physical media, such as vinyl and boutique Blu-ray releases. Right now, he's most excited about QD-OLED technology, The Batman and Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga.