FOXTEL IQ5 INSTALLED BY US

When Foxtel have delivered your IQ5 equipment call us for a 48 hour installation.

Since it’s inception in Australia, Foxtel has connected customers via the Telstra cable network, which it will lose access to in June 2023.

Foxtel has been sending customers to satellite connections since 2018 as Telstra has taken over the street cables.

However, satellite installation isn’t always practical in some circumstances, especially in apartment buildings. Sure, Foxtel Now exists, but it might not be as appealing to those who are used to having an iQ set-top box.

Digital TV Antenna Installer and Foxtel IQ5 01

Digital TV Antenna Installer and Foxtel IQ5 01

iQ5. Instead of connecting to Foxtel via cable or satellite, the iQ5 works with any old internet connection. (It can still connect in satellite mode, however.) While it has more in common with an Apple TV than Foxtel’s older set-top boxes, the iQ5 still offers up a “classic” Foxtel experience. You can watch live, in addition to on-demand, and you can even “record” shows to its removable 1TB hard drive. It’s an iQ box for the streaming age.

If you’ve ever used an iQ3, iQ4, or even a Foxtel Now Box, the iQ5’s interface should be pretty familiar. There’s a home pane that highlights new content and lets you jump back into whatever watching, a TV guide, your library of recorded content, and then categories for the likes of movies, TV, and sports. This is all augmented by internet connectivity, which lets you channel surf if you’re not sure what to watch, but then start the show or movie in question from the beginning.

 

Digital TV Antenna Installer and Foxtel IQ5 02

Digital TV Antenna Installer and Foxtel IQ5 02

 

The iQ5 also supports a handful of other streaming apps including Netflix, YouTube, ABC iview, and SBS On Demand. Stan, Amazon Prime, and Disney+ are notable omissions, meaning the iQ5 isn’t quite an all-in-one set-top box, however.

So contact us when you are ready to start this experience.