Foxtel❜s Binge Is Now Streaming But What❜s In It For Families?

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While many businesses struggled and suffered during the COVID-19 crisis, a few have come out on top. Never have we consumed so much TV and streaming services have saved our sanity while boosting their bottom line!

Eager to jump on the bandwagon and join the surge, there is a new kid on the block, and that kid's parent is Foxtel.

Clearly on the pulse of how everyone has been spending their iso hours, Foxtel has launched Binge - a new subscription platform already boasting 10,000 hours of content, with a view to double that in the next 12 months. Despite an already crowded market with seemingly endless options, the pay-TV juggernaut is offering a curated, streamlined and affordable alternative to the more premium Foxtel Now.

How Is It Different?

Facing fierce competition from key players who already have a foothold in the Australian streaming landscape  - including Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and Disney+ - Binge has attributed its 'totally unturnoffable' edge to exclusive big-ticket TV shows like Game of Thrones and Big Little Lies, and lauded partnerships with HBO, Warner Bros, Sony and the BBC. 

Binge is also setting out to 'kill the scroll' by cutting through the overwhelm of too much choice and buying us back hours of wasted time. The innovative 'Surprise Me' feature will take the decision out of your hands and select a random show or movie for you to watch. You can always try your luck again if you don’t like it!

Binge subscription starts at $10 per month and you can try it with a FREE two-week trial.

What About The Kids?

The slick new platform has a clear bias for TV series including drama, sitcom, reality and documentary, so parents are the winners here! It does also host almost 800 popular movies across various genres with new titles added every week. There is a dedicated family section with films that kids will like including Abominable, Ballerina, Secret Life of Pets 2, and Despicable Me.

Binge doesn’t, however, offer the broad range of children’s content available on its origin site Foxtel Now, or other streaming services. 

If you're already a Foxtel subscriber you might be interested in the DreamWorks pop-up channel which will offer back-to-back television programming featuring the most loved DreamWorks characters (think Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, Where's Wally). 

The channel will be available on Foxtel (Channel 700) for all residential subscribers from June 1-30, 2020. 

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