Telstra TV: Coming to a home near you
Posted on July 29, 2015
6 min read
The following post has been updated to include additional information on pricing bundles and availability.
Telstra TV is here!
AUSTRALIANS HAVE ENTHUSIASTICALLY EMBRACED VIDEO STREAMING AS AN ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORM AND WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE WE’VE PARTNERED WITH WORLD-LEADING, STREAMING PLATFORM ROKU, INC., TO LAUNCH TELSTRA TV – A NEW BRAND-NEW STREAMING SERVICE DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR AUSTRALIANS.
AND NOW YOU CAN GET THE BEST OF ENTERTAINMENT WTH A TELSTRA BUNDLE
We’re excited to announce that from today, Telstra TV will be included in Large and X-Large Telstra Bundles and Large and X-Large Telstra Premium Bundles for new home broadband customers.
And for a limited time, we’re also giving our existing customers who recontract to one of these bundles a gift of Telstra TV.
Plus, we’re including some bonus content to get you started: A $15 BigPond Movies Voucher and three months Presto and Stan trial subscriptions.
New Telstra home broadband customers who take up a new bundle before 25 December 2015 can enjoy a great value bundle and Telstra TV on our pick, the Telstra Large Bundle, which for $119/month includes:
- Telstra TV (gift with purchase)
- A bonus 300GB of data for 24 months, giving you 800GB of fast and reliable broadband to enjoy with Telstra TV™ (500GB + 300GB bonus data)
- A premium Telstra Gateway Max™ Wi-Fi modem – up to 3x faster in-home Wi-Fi speed, compared to our standard modem when using AC compatible devices on the 5 GHz band
- Access to Telstra Air, Australia’s largest Wi-Fi Network with a compatible modem
- Unlimited local, national and mobile calls from your landline
- Telstra Broadband Protect (available to be added to the bundle for no extra fee)
Alternatively, you can upgrade to a Telstra Premier Bundle for just $20 more a month to get the ultimate entertainment experience in the home with Foxtel from Telstra and Telstra TV ™ – allowing you to enjoy the widest choice of TV shows and movies, live sport and more.
We think you’ll enjoy everything Telstra TV has to offer as part of our great new bundles. Telstra TV is also available for purchase for $109 RRP outright from either a Telstra store or online store, and is exclusive to Telstra Home Broadband customers.
The Telstra TV offer for recontracting customers and bonus content trial offers will end on 25th December 2015. Find out more about this offer and our other great bundles here.
What Is Telstra TV?
Telstra TV will add to Telstra’s existing entertainment services, which include TBox and Foxtel from Telstra products. It offers customers the three leading subscription video on demand services – Presto, Stan and Netflix (via the new service), alongside a selection of TV catch up services and the latest new release movies from BigPond Movies, Australia’s leading online movie rental store.
Why Telstra TV?
We are already the network of choice for video for many customers around Australia and the demand for video content will only increase the need for superior networks to deliver this content.
Rather than restrict our customers’ choices, we want to host all the popular streaming video services on our platforms and make it easy for them to get all the content they want in the one place.
Who are Roku?
Roku is renowned for producing streaming devices with an exciting variety of entertainment choices and great value.
Roku devices are popular among consumers in the US, Canada and UK. By combining our networks and content with Roku Powered players and the Roku platform, we will offer a brilliant streaming experience in the market designed specifically for Australian consumers.
Click here to see why you’ll love Telstra TV
FAQS and Tech Specs
Telstra TV: is a device that aggregates a range of on-demand TVOD, SVOD, AVOD & other third party content.
Telstra TV: can be purchased outright through all Telstra channels.
Pricing: Pricing and bundle details are available here
What can be streamed:
SVOD: Presto, Netflix, Stan
TVOD: BigPond Movies
CATCH UP TV: Includes 9JumpIn, Plus7 and SBS On Demand.
OTHER: YouTube and Redbull. Details of other apps will be released as they are know.
Telstra TV Metering
BigPond Movies and Presto will be unmetered for Telstra fixed broadband customers. Standard data charges apply to other apps.
Telstra TV Tech Specs
Telstra TV is a co-branded platform delivered on top of Roku’s highly successful Roku 2 device that was updated in April 2015
Key Product Features
- Speed – Roku’s fastest processor to date
- Apps – Access to a huge range of local and international content
- Video & Audio Support – 720p/1080p HD and Dolby Digital 7.1
- Connectivity – 802.11n dual band wireless or 10/100 Ethernet Port
- Remote – Infrared (IR) Remote with quick replay button
- Extra Storage – MicroSD slot and USB port for additional storage
- Mobile Integration – Support screen mirroring with Mirracast and 2nd screen ‘casting’ with Netflix and Youtube
- Processor – Dual Arm A9 1Ghz Processor 32KB L1 Cache
- RAM – 512MB DRAM
- Storage – 256MB Flash NAND
- Ports – HDMI 1.4, USB 2.0, MicroSD Slot,
- Remote – Roku Standard infrared (IR) Remote with 2x AAA batteries
- Other Inclusions – Power Adapter, 1.5m HDMI Cable
Telstra Media Ecosystem
This product is complementary to our two existing TV based entertainment products, Foxtel from Telstra and T-Box.
Foxtel from Telstra is for the customer who wants it all and includes access to premium sports and some of the most in demand shows from around the world, available on the ingenious iQ3 and through Foxtel Go.
Telstra TV is a service that delivers streamed video on demand content, including Catch Up TV, SVOD and TVOD. Telstra TV gives customers the flexibility and control to access the content they want at any given point in time.
Does the Telstra TV have a TV receiver?
In line with comparative IP V streaming devices in this market the Telstra TV does not have a FTA tuner (neither does Apple TV, Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV).
About Roku, Inc.
Roku is the creator of a popular streaming platform for delivering entertainment to the TV. Roku streaming players and the Roku Streaming Stick® are made by Roku and sold through major retailers in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland. Roku licenses a reference design and operating system to TV manufacturers to create co-branded Roku TV™ models. Under the Roku Powered™ program, Roku licenses its streaming platform to Pay TV providers around the world who want to use the Internet to deliver entertainment services through streaming players. Roku was founded by Anthony Wood, inventor of the DVR. Roku is privately held and headquartered in Saratoga, Calif., U.S.
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