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Foxtel Bigs Up Foxtel Anytime's April Lineup

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Sean Fang Wed, 30/03/2016 - 16:32

Foxtel is reminding TV and movie lovers to not forget the pay TV provider's own on-demand service, Foxtel Anytime, as pressure mounts from streaming only providers such Stan and Netflix.

While Foxtel has invested in their own streaming only service, Presto, it's also keen to ensure it does not lose any customers to the much cheaper (and thus, much less profitable) Presto, and the company has recently taken efforts to revitalise its existing on-demand and live streaming platform, Foxtel Anytime.

The first step was taken last December when compatibility was expanded for Foxtel's mobile app, Foxtel Go, to include all Android devices - previously, Foxtel Go was only available on Samsung Android smartphones, and iOS devices. The Foxtel Go app also allows live streaming of any or all Foxtel channels, as long as these channels are in your subscription package, as well as on-demand viewing of selected programming in these packages.

For most TV shows though, only a selected handful of episodes are available to stream at any time in on-demand fashion via Anytime, but in a bid to take on the likes of Stan and Netflix, Foxtel will be expanding its on-demand offerings starting in April. Foxtel will be offering complete seasons of shows like 'Game of Thrones' and 'The Walking Dead' for instant on-demand streaming on Anytime (for those that have the required channel package), as well as adding more new and classic movies to its on-demand movie library, including 'Jurassic World' and the complete 'Harry Potter' saga. In fact, many of the new programming additions will mirror the additions being made to Foxtel backed Presto in April, and so a lot of the new content that should be familiar to those that have already read our Presto: What's New in April article.

Here's are the highlights for April (programs only available if they’re in your Foxtel subscription pack):

New TV shows streaming on Foxtel Anytime in April include:
Game of Thrones – seasons 1-6 (25 Apr)
The Walking Dead – seasons 1-6 (1 Apr)
Wentworth – seasons 1-3 (1 Apr)
Real Housewives of Melbourne – seasons 1-3 (1 Apr)
Band of Brothers (1 Apr)
Brotherhood – seasons 1-3 (1 Apr)
Penny Dreadful – seasons 1-2 (1 Apr)
Devil’s Playground (1 Apr)
Gogglebox – seasons 1-3 (6 Apr)
Fear The Walking Dead – season 2 (11 Apr)

New movies streaming on Foxtel Anytime in April include:
Jurassic World
San Andreas
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F
Inside Out
The Golden Compass
The Parent Trap (1998)
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Time Machine
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut
Blonde Ambition
Runaway Bride
What Happens in Vegas
Just My Luck
Boys on the Side
Shutter Island
The Skeleton Key
Dawn of the Dead
Black Sea
Far From The Madding Crowd
Eyes Wide Shut
Danny Collins
The Rewrite
Hot Pursuit
The Book of Life
The Jungle Book 1&2
The Fox and the Hound 1&2
George of the Jungle 2
The Aristocats
Stuart Little
Four Brothers
GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
A Few Best Men
Kings of Mykonos
Post Grad
Along Came a Spider
Woman in Gold
People Places Things
Billy Elliot
Gran Torino
Harry Potter (every film) – Apr 1 - 23

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