Updated: March 26, 2023
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Can a foxtel dish be used to access other commercial channels?

we have a number of tv's one for foxtel the others for commercial channels. on one we cannot get channel 7. so I thought with a splitter we could use the disk to access that channel is this possible.

Hello, thank you for using Howly.
Yes, you can use the normal TV channels, but you'll need the right equipment and setup (including your aerial/antenna). Plus, the method you use to do it will depend on the type of Foxtel box and system you've got.
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I have a tv aerial but I cannot get channel7 on on of the tv's. I also have a dish (for foxtel) I thought with a splitter I could connect the tv in question to the dish with a splitter but would that be legal?

Splitting Foxtel to two properties is not illegal. For example, Foxtel Approved 2-Way Signal Splitter is the easiest and most cost effective way to split your incoming Foxtel signal to multiple Foxtel Boxes, iQ or iQ2 devices.

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I only have one foxtel box


I see
Foxtel residential subscribers with a Multiscreen Pack can login on 5 devices and have 2 of them streaming at the same time.

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Could I be watching different channels at the same time? and is a Multiscreen Pack an additional cost?

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If you're on the Platinum Plus bundle, then Multiscreen is included in your subscription
Yes, you can watch different channel at the same time on two different devices

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OK so it would cost more

Pricing for Multiroom is as follows: Min additional cost $250 for 1 month with an iQ3/iQ4 or $200 for 1 month with an iQ2.

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Thanks, as a pensioner I think i'll forget it. Thank you again I will end the chat.

I'm sorry, to make it clear: Multiscreen lets you watch Foxtel in another room by either: casting the Foxtel Go app to your TV using Google Chromecast or Apple AirPlay or. using the Foxtel app on eligible Smart TVs or PlayStation 4 and Multiroom allows existing customers to get a second Foxtel set top box in another room without having to pay for an entire subscription again.
Not at all, Mark! Is there anything else I can do for you today?

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No Thanks again Bye

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