‘The future of TV and streaming is here’: Foxtel’s Hubbl will launch with all the major streamers

Foxtel has announced its forthcoming entertainment centre, Hubbl, will feature 18 global and local apps, including all the major streaming services.

Global giants Netflix, Disney+, Prime, Apple TV+ and Paramount+ will sit alongside Foxtel’s own BINGE, Kayo, and Flash, plus Nine’s Stan, Optus Sport, and all the free-to-air apps: ABC iView and ABC Kids, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now, and 10 Play.

Foxtel will also launch LifeStyle, a new streaming service that brings its best lifestyle content under one roof.

Stan, Optus Sport and Paramount+ will join the Hubbl platform soon after launch.

This hefty offering sees Foxtel deliver on the hype at its Upfront this year, where the company promised a device that would “best local and global content, including premium entertainment and sports, video on demand and live channels into a single experience.”

Hubbl will be available as both a hockey-puck-sized device that plugs into a TV – or as the entire television set itself, with the Hubbl Glass – a TV with Hubbl and a built-in sound bar – the entire viewing ecosystem in one handy package.

Patrick Delany, CEO of Foxtel says Hubbl will “effortlessly fuse free and paid entertainment and sport from Australia’s favourite apps, channels, live TV and the internet into one seamless user experience”.

“Hubbl is only as good as the breadth and depth of apps integrated onto the platform to ensure a truly converged streaming experience and in removing frustration when it comes to the choice of what to watch,” he said.

“It’s a huge testament to the transformative Hubbl technology that these world-class and much loved local partners have chosen to reshape the streaming experience with us. The future of TV and streaming is here.”

No details on pricing, and on-sale date have been announced yet, but Foxtel is promising this information “soon”.


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