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)
Is the Telstra TV easy to set up?
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?
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
Amazon Prime Video
Telstra TV Box Office
SBS On Demand
LES MILLS On Demand
News and weather
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