Continuing in their quest to be the all in one entertainment set-top-box for Foxtel customers, Foxtel today announced that Amazon Prime video is now accessible on the home screen of the IQ4 and IQ5 boxes.
Foxtel themselves have over 20,000 hours of movies and TV shows on-demand, but also accessible on the box is Netflix, ABC iView, SBS On Demand and YouTube. Today’s addition of Amazon Prime adds a solid new depth to what you can get with that one remote.
Of course, it’s far from being the all-in one box, with Stan, Disney, Paramount+ and more still missing. Fetch is the key rival here, with more streaming services and a better push to be the all-in-one box, but with Foxtel’s range of live content it’s a real us and them race.
Foxtel Group Chief Content and Commercial Officer, Amanda Laing, said: “Our subscribers have an insatiable appetite for all the very best drama, reality, movies and local originals, and with the Prime Video app available on set-tops it is now easier than ever before for customers to find their next content obsession. Prime Video joins some of the world’s best apps, all in one place and easy to navigate from one Home screen so you can get to your next watch with the click of a button.”
Hushidar Kharas, Head of Prime Video Australia, said: “As a customer obsessed company, we are always looking for new ways to be more accessible to our customers in Australia. With the Prime Video app now being distributed by Foxtel, Prime Video’s premium content will be even more accessible to content loving Australians, and give them greater access to watch new releases such as Luxe Listings Sydney Season 2 or the global hit series The Boys.”
I couldn’t see Prime Video on my demo IQ5 box, but expect the software update comes in a push over the next day or so for customers.