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Why do I need a Telstra TV?

By Luke Hopewell July 28, 2021

Smart TVs these days have a tonne of streaming apps that you can access already built in, so why would you need a dedicated streaming box? It’s a good question, but the Telstra TV does things your smart TV only wishes it could. Here’s why it’s worth a look.

What is Telstra TV?

So, how does Telstra TV work?

Telstra TV is a streaming device that plugs into a HDMI port on your TV. It runs a wide range of streaming apps so you can get access to a vast range of content and access your subscriptions – movies, live sport, drama, comedy music and also free-to-air TV.

Telstra TV unites all this into the one place – so it becomes your easy-to-use one-stop shop to access your subscriptions and content. Subscriptions required and charges apply.

What does Telstra TV do compared to other streaming boxes?

Compared to other streaming boxes and sticks, the Telstra TV is more than capable of holding its own.

While other streaming boxes can bring in some of the same entertainment apps, Telstra TV supports more than just entertainment. Here’s what Telstra TV can help give you access to that many other streaming boxes can’t:

  • Access to Live TV and live sports, with live pause of up to 30 minutes
  • Telstra TV Enhanced Remote allows you to control your TV, sound bar and other devices all from the one remote control
  • Listen via your favourite headphones – via the Telstra TV App on your phone for a private listening experience
  • Plex support so you can bring your own library to life alongside other streaming services
  • Voice search via your remote – makes finding your favourite content super easy
  • Ethernet support for faster networking and better streaming in areas with low or poor Wi-Fi coverage

How much does Telstra TV cost?

There are a couple of ways to get your hands on the Telstra TV.

You can purchase it for $216 outright. Alternatively, you can add on Telstra TV to an eligible Telstra mobile or home internet plan for $9 per month over 24 months (total cost $216 over 24-month period + your plan charges); nab a three-month subscription to BINGE Standard on us for eligible Telstra consumer post-paid customers new to Binge (roll onto Binge Standard fees currently , and Telstra Plus members earn 20,000 bonus Telstra Plus points, which you can put towards Telstra Home Box Office movie rentals! (Eligibility criteria apply to join Telstra Plus)

Check out our online store to purchase a Telstra TV digitally.

Is the Telstra TV easy to set up?

Very!

All you need to get Telstra TV up and running is an active broadband connection, a compatible TV with an HDMI port spare, and a TV antenna for your free-to-air signal.

Once you’ve got your Telstra TV, it’s super easy to set up.

Unbox your Telstra TV

Inside you’ll find:

  • the Telstra TV box
  • an enhanced remote with two AAA batteries
  • an HDMI 2.0 cable
  • a power adaptor

Plug in Telstra TV

  • Connect the Telstra TV box to your TV using the HDMI cable
  • Pull the antenna cable out of the back of your TV and plug into your Telstra TV
  • Plug the power adapter into a power point and into your Telstra TV

Power up and activate

  • Turn on your TV and on the screen select the HDMI input that your Telstra TV is connected to
  • Have your Telstra Wi-Fi password ready and follow the instructions on screen to activate your Telstra TV. Once that’s done you’re ready to watch and add-on your subscriptions (charges apply)

Can you record on Telstra TV?

I have a smart TV, why do I need a Telstra TV?

No – but why bother with the hassle of recording a program from live TV when you can just stream it directly using catch up TV app.

We integrate Live TV and Catch up TV on Telstra TV – in many cases if you miss something on Live TV we can link you directly to on-demand version in the catch up TV app.

What apps are on Telstra TV?

You’ve got access to almost 50 streaming, catch up, live sport and news apps available on Telstra TV. That’s twice the number of apps compared to Australia’s biggest smart TV vendor. Check out the list (Subscriptions required and charges apply):

TV and movies

Disney+

Amazon Prime Video

Foxtel Now

BINGE

Telstra TV Box Office

Netflix

Stan

BritBox

Docplay

iwonder

Tubi

MUBI

Hayu

Crunchyroll

Animelab

Kanopy

iWantTFC

MySatGo

Curiosity stream

YuppTV

Catch up

ABC iview

7plus

Tenplay

SBS On Demand

9Now

Sports

Kayo

Garage

AFL

Redbull TV

Netball Live

NRL

NBA

UFC

LES MILLS On Demand

Kids

Ketchup TV

Music

Spotify

Vevo

Tunein

YouTube

Vimeo

Plex

iHeartRadio

Roku

News and weather

WSJ Video

Bloomberg

TED

The Economist

Things you need to know

BINGE offer: * 3 months BINGE Standard subscription available to Telstra customers with a consumer post-paid mobile or home internet plan. Redeem by 18 Jan 2021 through http://hub.telstra.com.au/BINGE or on a Telstra TV. BINGE Standard monthly fees (currently $14/mth) apply after offer period ends unless you change or cancel. Offer can be applied to: BINGE Premium (for $4/mth during offer period) or BINGE Basic (for $0/mth during offer period). After offer period, standard monthly prices apply (currently BINGE Premium $18/mth, BINGE Basic $10/mth), unless you change your pack or cancel before the end of your offer period. Billing: Not compatible with any other BINGE offers. Not compatible with some third party billing platforms. Telstra billing not available for existing BINGE subscribers on another payment method. One redemption per customer account. Requires internet & compatible device and sign up to BINGE Terms of Service. Data charges apply.

Telstra TV and Telstra Plus: Only customers with an existing eligible fixed or post-paid mobile service with an account number starting with 2000 are eligible to add Telstra TV. Eligible Telstra customers that add a Telstra TV on a monthly repayment option to their eligible fixed internet or mobile service and sign up to Telstra Plus, will receive 20,000 bonus Telstra Points. Bonus Telstra Points will be loaded onto your account within 14 days of purchase of Telstra TV (for existing Telstra Plus members) or within 14 days of sign up to Telstra Plus (for new Telstra Plus customers). Not compatible with other offers, and not redeemable for cash.

Accessory and Device Add ons: Maximum 5 add-ons per customer at any one time. If you cancel an add-on early or cancel your existing fixed or post-paid mobile service(s), or cancel your month to month plan, your add-on repayment will also terminate and you will be required to pay out the remainder of your add-on(s).

Telstra TV: Existing Telstra post-paid service required. Requires a compatible TV with a HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5Mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free-to-air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply, except when using Telstra TV Box Office. Search not available across all apps. To benefit from HEVC and 4K, content needs to be produced in this format. 4K TV is also required to experience 4K resolution

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What to stream on Disney+, now on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn July 28, 2021

You asked for it: Disney+ is now available on Telstra TV, bringing you a whole new world of streaming entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic – and now, Star!

Watch blockbuster new movies, exclusive TV series, incredible documentaries and all your throwback favourites all in one place on Disney+. From the brand new Pixar film LUCA, to epic sci-fi series like Star Wars THE MANDALORIAN and the latest Marvel series LOKI, there’s always something new to stream. And with Star now included in your Disney+ subscription, you can kick back and enjoy thousands of hours of shows like GREY’S ANATOMY, THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY – as well as award-winning movies like NOMADLAND and JOJO RABBIT, and classics like TITANIC and the entire DIE HARD collection.

Sign up now at disneyplus.com/telstratv, then install the Disney+ app from the App Store on your Telstra TV to start streaming today!

Jungle Cruise (In cinemas from July 29 and on Disney+ Premier Access from July 30)

With Premier Access on Disney+, you can watch some of the biggest blockbusters from the comfort of your couch – over and over again! And why not start your adventure with Disney’s JUNGLE CRUISE. Join fan-favourites Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt for a rollicking thrill-ride down the Amazon, as skipper Frank Wolff and intrepid researcher Dr. Lily Houghton. Seeking an ancient tree with healing abilities, Dr. Houghton enlists Frank’s questionable services to guide her downriver on La Quila – his ramshackle-but-charming boat. Amidst danger and supernatural forces lurking in the jungle, secrets of the lost tree unfold as their fate – and mankind’s – hangs in the balance.

Loki

Phase 4 of the phenomenal Marvel Cinematic Universe has begun with a bang: WANDAVISION, FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, BLACK WIDOW on Premier Access and now all episodes of the smash hit LOKI. Tom Hiddleston resumes his role as the mercurial God of Mischief, in a new series that takes place directly after the events of AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Loki is recruited by Owen Wilson’s Mobius m Mobius, from the mysterious Time Variance Authority to help hunt down a dangerous “time variant” that threatens to disrupt the sacred timeline. In this thrilling journey through time, one question is never far from the surface: Can the Time Variance Authority be trusted? Or, for that matter, can Loki?

Monsters at Work

From timeless classics, like THE LITTLE MERMAID, to Disney and Pixar’s latest and literal fish out of water story, LUCA, Disney+ is your animation destination. And now Mike and Sully are back, with newcomer Tylor, in Disney’s MONSTERS AT WORK. Aspiring Scarer Tylor Tuskmon graduates top of his class from Monsters U and arrives at Monsters Inc, ready to begin his dream job. But that’s before everything goes scare-shaped. He quickly learns that scaring is now out and laughing is in! Tylor is reassigned to the Monsters, Inc. Facilities Team, where he sets his sights on a new goal: becoming a Jokester.

Find out more about Telstra TV and discover more of what you love.

Things you need to know

Disney+ subscription required. Data charges apply.

Telstra TV requires a compatible TV with HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free to air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply. Search not available across all apps.

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Disney+ is now available on Telstra TV

By Nathan Gumley July 28, 2021

For some time now, we’ve heard you asking: how can you access your Disney+ subscription on Telstra TV? We finally have the answer you’ve been searching for: access to Disney+ is now available on Telstra TV!

What is Disney+?

Disney+ is the home of Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars™, National Geographic and Star.

Disney+ brings you the best stories in the world and offers something for everyone, from family essentials like ‘Luca’ and ‘Monsters at Work’ to exclusive Originals including the world’s first live-action Star Wars series, ‘The Mandalorian.’

With Premier Access, Disney+ subscribers can get access to blockbuster films like ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Jungle Cruise’ for an additional fee before they become available to all Disney+ subscribers.

Star on Disney+ offers a range of adult comedies and dramas, including fan-favourite TV series’ ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘Family Guy’ and ‘Bob’s Burgers’, plus award-winning movies like ‘Nomadland’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’, cult classics like ‘Juno’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and the entire ‘Die Hard’ and ‘Alien’ collections.

Disney+ has easy-to-use robust parental controls and PIN operated profiles, making it simple to manage what content your family can view.

The addition of Disney+ makes the Telstra TV one of the best all-in-one media streamers out there.

With over forty apps now available for download, Telstra TV gives you access to watch and control all of your entertainment, from accessing your streaming subscriptions, free-to-air and catch up TV, sport, music and movies – without changing HDMI inputs or remotes on your TV with a voice-enabled remote and search function that allows you to easily search for titles, people or genres across Live TV, the 5 Catch up TV apps, Telstra TV Box Office, and other well-known streaming services. Subscription charges may apply to access these services.

How to get Disney+ on Telstra TV

Adding an app is super simple. You’re only minutes away from having Disney+ on your device.

To add or remove an app:

  • In the Telstra TV menu, go to the Apps Store
  • Choose an app and select OK
  • Select Add app and confirm; the app will appear on your home screen

If you’re not already a subscriber, you can sign-up to Disney+ here.

To get your hands on Telstra TV, you can order online. It’s available for outright purchase, or purchase over 24-months when you add it to an eligible Telstra mobile or home internet plan on your Telstra account.

If you are a Telstra Plus member and add the Telstra TV to your account as an add-on for just $9 a month over 24 months (min cost $216 + your plan charges), you’ll score 20,000 bonus Telstra Plus points. Eligibility Criteria apply to join Telstra Plus.

Things you need to know

Telstra Plus: Must be 18+ with an active service. Points expire 3 years from earning. Marketing opt-in required (preferences can be changed). Excludes Telstra Enterprise and Corporate accounts. Bonus points will be loaded onto your account within 14 days of sign up to TTV (for existing Telstra Plus members) or within 14 days of signing up to Telstra Plus (for new Telstra Plus members. Not compatible with other offers, and not redeemable for cash. Eligible accounts are account numbers that start with 2000.

Telstra TV: Requires a compatible TV, minimum internet speed of 3.5Mbps. Antenna required for live TV. Subscription and data charges may apply

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Work out at home with LES MILLS On Demand, now available on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn July 16, 2021

The world’s favourite fitness classes enjoyed in gyms around the globe can now be streamed direct to your living room TV with the launch of LES MILLS On Demand this week on Telstra TV.

The first fitness streaming app available on Telstra TV, LES MILLS On Demand offers over 1000 workouts led by world-class instructors who will keep you motivated to reach your goals. Their award-winning programs cover everything from strength training to cardio, cycling, martial arts, high-intensity interval training, mindfulness, yoga and more – backed by over 50 years of experience creating exercise classes loved by millions.

Telstra TV customers who are new to LES MILLS On Demand can sign up now for a 30 day free trial to access their full range of workouts. Simply visit lmod.co/telstratv to register, then install the app from the App Store on your Telstra TV and follow the on-screen prompts to sign in and get those endorphins pumping!

Not sure where to start? Check out our five favourite training programs that will have you falling in love with fitness.

BODYPUMP

BODYPUMP is the world-famous barbell workout that will get you lean, toned and fit. Using a proven formula of light weights and high repetitions, this full body resistance workout develops lean athletic muscle. And, by building lean muscle mass, you increase your body’s ability to effectively burn calories in the long-term.

BODYCOMBAT

If you don’t have any exercise equipment, BODYCOMBAT is a great option. People love this martial arts workout because it’s empowering, fast-paced and it gets results. Punch and kick your way to fitness, boost your calorie burn, and develop agility and speed. This workout tones your legs, arms, back and shoulders and gives you a phenomenal core workout too. And to top it off, it’s a great stress reliever.

BODYBALANCE

Another equipment-free option is the more serene BODYBALANCE, a motivating blend of new yoga with elements of tai chi and Pilates. The moves are carefully curated to strengthen your entire body and increase flexibility – and it’s set to some perfectly calming music, so it’s easy to forget that you’re challenging your body and changing it for the better.

LES MILLS GRIT

If you’re after an intense workout, look no further than LES MILLS GRIT. In just 30 minutes, this high-intensity interval training workout will spike your heart rate and send your calorie burn through the roof. The functional exercises that feature in this workout are scientifically structured and tested to drive your heart rate into specific training zones at certain times. Combine this with powerful music and expert coaching and it’s easy to see why this drives fitness results to a whole new level.

THE TRIP

If you’ve got an exercise bike gathering cobwebs in the shed, THE TRIP will inspire you to dust it off and take it on the ride of its life. THE TRIP is a cycle workout like no other – a futuristic workout where you pedal through digitally-created worlds. Chances are you’ll become so immersed in the amazing visuals you won’t notice the sweat dripping from your forehead.

Want to take your fitness journey to the next level?

Check out the range of challenges and workout plans included with your LES MILLS On Demand subscription – including the FAST BURNER and FAST BURNER ADVANCED challenges, an equipment-free workout series to help you build base fitness in only 30 minutes per session. Combine the challenge with LES MILLS FUEL for healthy eating advice.

Enjoy – but above all, stay safe. It’s always advisable to seek medical clearance before starting any new exercise or nutrition program. Make sure to check out the technique videos provided with each program to ensure you’re working out correctly, stay hydrated and don’t push yourself beyond your current fitness abilities.

Find out more about the new Telstra TV and discover more of what you love.

Things you need to know

LES MILLS ON DEMAND: Free trial for new LES MILLS On Demand customers only. Standard monthly fee of $24.99 applies after 30 day trial period ends unless you change or cancel your subscription. Data charges apply.

TELSTRA TV: Requires a compatible TV with HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free to air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply. Search not available across all apps.

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What to stream this week on Telstra TV

By Ryan Dunn July 2, 2021

Ryan and Janet from the Telstra TV team share their top picks to stream this month on Telstra TV.

Peter Rabbit 2 (Telstra TV Box Office)

Hop to it! Everyone’s favourite mischievous bunny is back, with a fun-filled comedy for the whole family in PETER RABBIT 2 – available now on Telstra TV Box Office. After Bea and Thomas get married, Peter and his rabbit friends Benjamin, Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail become part of their family – with Peter helping Bea to write a children’s story based on their bunny adventures. But when the book becomes a success, Peter gains a reputation as a bit of a troublemaker. And it’s an image he doesn’t appreciate, at least not until he leaves the farm for the big city – where getting up to mischief is what helps him to make new friends.

Gossip Girl (BINGE)

X.O.X.O., you know you’ve missed her – and now the fan-favourite series GOSSIP GIRL is back, streaming from Thursday 8 July only on BINGE. Nine years after the original blog went offline, an anonymous Instagram account has surfaced – exposing the personal lives of a new generation of private school kids on New York’s Upper East Side. Meet social influencer Julien, who invites mysterious new girl Zoya to join their exclusive friend group – alongside free-spirited Max, stylish Luna, ultra-rich Obi, graceful Audrey, innocent Aki and power-player Monet. And of course it wouldn’t be Gossip Girl without Kristen Bell, reprising her role as the narrator – to reveal the secrets, lies, loves and lusts of these powerfully privileged teens.

A Stan Original Series Eden (Stan)

From the creators of Skins comes the Australian Stan Original series, EDEN – with every episode available to stream now, only on Stan. Sophie Wilde plays Scout, who returns to her tropical paradise hometown of Eden after studying music abroad in New York City. Reunited with her childhood best friend Hedwig, played by BeBe Bettencourt – Scout soon discovers the girl is mixed up in a dark and dangerous business she’s desperate to leave behind. So when Hedwig disappears one night after a drug-fuelled party, it falls to Scout – with the help of disgraced detective Ezra Katz (played by Samuel Johnson) – to uncover the truth. But as the series unfolds and we see the story told from the perspectives of eight different characters, we learn there’s much more simmering beneath the surface of this seemingly idyllic community. Watch all episodes now, only on Stan.



Luxe Listings Sydney (Amazon Prime Video)

Step inside Australia’s most luxurious homes with the new Amazon Original Series, LUXE LISTINGS SYDNEY – streaming from Friday 9 July on Amazon Prime Video. Join three of Sydney’s top real estate agents – Gavin Rubinstein, D’Leanne Lewis, and Simon Cohen – as they offer an up-close and personal perspective on buying and selling high-end property, in one of the world’s most expensive markets. From harbourside mansions to beachfront oases and inner-city sanctums, they buy and sell it all – and show us just how competitive they can be while doing it.

Sweet Tooth (Netflix)

Based on the DC Comic of the same name is the enchanting modern-day fairytale, SWEET TOOTH – with all eight episodes streaming now on Netflix. After a pandemic sweeps the world and mankind descends into chaos, a new species of half-human half-animal hybrids emerge. Thought by many to have caused the outbreak, the hybrids are generally feared and hunted by humans – forced to live their lives in hiding, like Gus – played by Christian Convery, a ten year old deer-boy raised in the woods by his father, played by Will Forte. With the protection of his new friend Jepperd (Nonso Anozie), Gus sets off on a perilous cross-country adventure to find his mother in Colorado. But along the way, they’ll have to steer clear of the militiamen intent on capturing Gus – and team up with the allies who have sworn to defend his kind.

Find out more about the new Telstra TV and discover more of what you love.

Requires a compatible TV with HDMI port. A minimum internet speed of 3.5mbps is recommended. Antenna required to access free to air channels in your area. Subscription and data charges apply. Search not available across all apps.