The best TV and Internet packages in Australia

Movie buffs, reality TV tragics, and Xbox fans can save some dosh with these bundles.

The best bundle overall

Telstra Xbox All Access with 3 months of Binge.

Telstra’s Xbox All Access deal is by far the best broadband bundle you can get in Australia. It gets you an Xbox console of your choice (Xbox One S, Series S or Series X), Telstra’s Smart Modem with 4G backup, unlimited home broadband data, 3 months of Binge, and access to Game Pass Ultimate (typically $15.95 per month). It’s great value and nets you everything you need for your home broadband connection, your streaming needs, and gaming essentials. Here’s the breakdown of what’s included:

  • From $177 per month
  • Unlimited data
  • Standard NBN speeds (NBN 50)
  • Telstra Smart Modem with 4G backup
  • Xbox One S console ($399 RRP), or
  • Xbox Series S console ($499 RRP), or
  • Xbox Series X console ($749 RRP)
  • Game Pass Ultimate subscription ($15.95 per month): Access to a library of 100+ Xbox games
  • 3 months of Binge ($30 value in total): Foxtel’s new streaming app

Here’s a look at how much extra you will pay per month if you’re hoping to bundle one of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles.

Telstra Xbox All Access Plans
Xbox Series S - Telstra All Access
Xbox Series S subscription
  • Xbox Series S – 512GB console
  • Monthly subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
$33/mth for 24 mths
Total min. cost $792
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Xbox Series X - Telstra All Access
Xbox Series X subscription
  • Xbox Series X -1TB console
  • Monthly subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
$46/mth for 24 mths
Total min. cost $1,104
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Best Foxtel and NBN Bundle

Telstra TV and Internet with discounted Foxtel

Strangely, Foxtel Broadband no longer offers a Platinum HD bundle (it’s top-tier channel pack). And the pricing above is a limited-time deal.

If you want a more comprehensive TV and Internet bundle, Telstra offers Platinum HD for cheap, as well as some enticing entertainment bundles. For $99 per month, the Telstra TV + Internet Bundle will get you unlimited data (on NBN 50 speeds), 3 months of Binge  and a Telstra TV unit (a streaming device that’s compatible with Netflix, Stan, Kayo, Foxtel Now and many more).

Alternatively, Telstra offers two separate Foxtel bundles: Sports HD and Movies HD. Both bundles cost $140 per month and come with a Foxtel iQ4 box, access to over 50 entertainment and drama channels and 12 sport channels (Sports HD package) or 10 movie channels (Movie HD package). Telstra doesn’t offer an all-in-one solution, unfortunately, but it does offer multiple Foxtel packs at a cheaper price than Foxtel itself.

For example, Telstra’s Sports HD and Movies HD options are $50 per month each through Telstra for the first 12 months. That’s $14 per month off.

We recommend bundling the Telstra TV + Internet package with a Foxtel Plus + Sports or Movies HD pack via Telstra. That’s $149 per month and it gives you Telstra TV, unlimited NBN 50 data, 3 months off Foxtel Now, a Foxtel iQ4 box and a premium channel pack.

Telstra Foxtel bundles

Here’s a small selection of plans that Telstra lets you bundle Foxtel with.

Curious about Binge? Our comprehensive guide to Foxtel’s latest streaming service covers everything you need to know but in the meantime, here’s how much Binge’s streaming plans will cost you.

Binge Plans
Monthly PriceDevicesMax. Stream QualityFree Trial
$101Standard Definition2 weeks
$142High Definition2 weeks
$184High Definition2 weeks

Foxtel NBN Internet

Foxtel does offer its own Foxtel Internet plans, ranging from $124 per month to $174 per month but only for the first 12 months. The Foxtel NBN Internet + Platinum Plus bundle, for example, costs $174 per month for the first 12 months, then the price is jacked up to $204 per month from the thirteenth month on. But that’s less about how expensive Foxtel NBN is, and more a reflection of the high price of Foxtel Platinum Plus. The NBN plan component only costs $65 per month for unlimited data and NBN Standard speeds (NBN 50). That alone is not a bad deal, but Foxtel itself is still a pricey proposition when we’re faced with much more affordable entertainment options these days.

The best Optus bundle

Optus Internet Entertainer with Fetch

The Optus $90 NBN Entertainer Plan gets you Standard speeds (NBN 50), unlimited data, an Optus Sport subscription (usually $14.99 per month), the 4K Fetch Mighty box ($449 outright) and one premium Fetch channel pack ($6 per month).

Not including the Optus Sport subscription (which is included on every Optus NBN plan), that’s $593 of added value over 24 months. If you’re into your Premier League or UEFA Champions League, Optus Sport is your only option for streaming in Australia.

You can also upgrade to NBN 100 for an extra $30 per month to take full advantage of the Fetch Mighty’s 4K streaming but to be honest, at that point you’d be better off going with a cheaper provider and forking out for the cost of the Fetch yourself.

Here’s a small selection of popular NBN 100 deals from providers that offer Fetch.

The best bundle for families

Vodafone NBN and mobile bundling discounts

If you’re not looking for any bundled entertainment, you can still save some cash by bundling multiple mobile and broadband services with Vodafone NBN. Vodafone’s Bundle and Save discount is one of the last of its kind. If you bundle your mobile bill with your broadband bill, you will instantly shave 5% off the total. And the discount only gets better as you add more services, allowing you to get up 20% off if you have 5 or more services bundled. In addition to that, Vodafone currently has an extra $10 off its regular broadband costs (if you sign up for 30 November 2020).

What’s the best bundle for sports fans?

Telstra’s 12-month Kayo discount

The Optus Fetch bundle above is a sweet deal for football fans but there’s not much on offer for NRL, AFL, NFL or NBA fans. For a wider world of sport, your options are primarily Foxtel and Kayo Sports.

We’ve discussed Foxtel at length but Kayo is an enticing pitch for sports fans with eclectic tastes. The self-described “Netflix of Sports” is a Streaming Video On-Demand service for Aussie sports nuts. It has a huge list of over 50 popular sports from homegrown AFL, NRL and Cricket to international crowd-pleasers like NBA and NHL.

There aren’t any Kayo Sports bundles to speak of, but Telstra offers 12 months of Kayo Basic for $15 per month (a $10 per month saving) on any of its postpaid plans.

Here’s a selection of eligible Telstra NBN plans. It’s worth noting that you will only get the Kayo-compatible Telstra TV device with Telstra’s TV + Internet Bundle.

Telstra bundles

There are many ways you bundle Telstra NBN. If you’re looking to tailor your bundle to your own needs, the broadband plans below are the best place to start. Once you’ve decided on an NBN plan, Telstra will offer a selection of add-ons you can take on as part of your monthly plan.

If you’re looking for a Fetch TV bundle, your first option will be Optus but it’s not the only option. Aussie Broadband, iiNet, Dodo and iPrimus all offer Fetch TV bundles. Below is a small snapshot of those providers’ plans.

If you’re looking for a Fetch TV bundle, your first option will be Optus but it’s not the only option. Aussie Broadband, iiNet, Dodo and iPrimus all offer Fetch TV bundles. Below is a small snapshot of those providers’ plans.

Are there Optus Foxtel bundles?

Unfortunately not. Foxtel is part-owned by Telstra, so naturally there’s no chance they would offer Foxtel bundles for the competition. As we’ve outlined above, Fetch TV is your Foxtel alternative if you’re an Optus customer. There’s also Optus Sport, a dedicated streaming service for football fans which comes included with most Optus mobile and broadband plans. Here’s a refresher on the most popular Optus broadband plans if you’re hoping to bundle Fetch and Optus sport.