To state it bluntly – I hate Foxtel. I have used satellite, Foxtel’s various streaming services and they have all been of poor value and very disrespectful to me as a customer. Before dumping Foxtel Now (I think that’s the name but they have changed it so many times who knows) I had been watching a couple of shows where Foxtel moved them from one package to another cutting my viewing off.
So when Telstra said I had 6 months of Binge for free I thought why not but suspected this would be another Presto. Remember Presto charging heaps more because they offered “Premium Content” but in reality being underwhelming compared to the other streamers at a much cheaper price. Oh and Presto charged extra for movies. Anyway, offering less and charging more seemed to surprise Foxtel and they shut it down at a considerable loss.
So my expectations for Binge were very low. I expected some good shows but with no recent episodes as they did on Presto and perhaps a few OK movies. Boy, was I wrong. Binge has many late release movies and a very impressive list of TV shows with the latest episodes. In fact there was so much on offer 6 months later I am still finding plenty too watch. I consider this streamer up there with Netflix and Prime TV. It really is that good and is the first Foxtel product I can say is very good value. In fact I would recommend it.
Two bugbears. Closed caption is pathetic and is a disgrace for those with hearing problems and some movies had a bug where they would freeze up and return to the last scene or you would have to go back to the beginning. But even with that this is a very good value streaming service with a lot to offer. Let’s hope they keep up the good work.