You should know about purchasing Fetch TV through internet providers

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Are you ready to boost your home entertainment experience? Do you want the ability to pause, rewind, and record your favorite TV shows? or Or perhaps you want to watching on-demand movies or catching up on TV dramas? Fetch maybe is your option.

With Fetch, you can access channels from SBS, Channel 7, Channel 9, and Channel 10 to Discovery and HGTV. Additionally, you have the option to buy or rent from a selection of 9,500 movies. Fetch offers included free channels or premium channels starting at just $6.00 per month.

Wait, don’t rush to subscribe to the plan. Before using Fetch TV, you need to buy a Fetch box, either the Mini 4K or Mighty. The prices range from $199 to $449 from retailers like JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, or The Good Guys. Sometimes you may receive additional discounts or a number of free months of premium channel packs from your internet provider when bundled with their internet plan. Meanwhile, you may opt to pay a monthly fee instead of purchasing your Fetch box outright.

Fetch BoxPriceWatch Catch-Up TV RecordingHard Drive
Fetch Mini 4K$199.00NoNoNo
Fetch Mighty$449.00YesRecord up to 585 hours of TV1TB

Are you aware?

If you get the Fetch equipment from some internet providers, you may not be able to use it after switching to a different internet provider.

Which internet providers offer Fetch TV?

ProviderFetch Pricenbn PricePlans
Telstra$8.25/mth (24 mths) +$85/mth+nbn Plans
iinet$5/mth$59.99/mth+nbn Plans
Aussie Broadband$10/mth$65.00/mth+nbn Plans
Aussie Broadband$10/mth$80.00/mth+nbn Plans

Should I purchase Fetch TV from an internet provider?

The short answer is no, or at least I wouldn’t do that. I would buy it from a retailer. Let’s compare from the following aspects:

Price: The official price starts at $199, and sometimes you may get a discount, such as $139. The important thing is that when you buy it outright, you own the equipment completely. With most internet providers (except Telstra), you need to pay a monthly rental fee for the equipment indefinitely. This means that if the monthly payment is $10, it may end up costing you more if you stay longer than 17 months.

Restriction: If you buy the box from a retailer, you can use your Fetch box with any internet provider. However, if you purchase or rent the Fetch box from an internet provider, the Fetch box is not transferable to another ISP.

Of course, one thing that has a disadvantage can also have an advantage. If you want to try out Fetch TV to see if it suits you, you can pay the monthly fee. Sometimes, when you rent the Fetch box from an internet provider, you may access paid channels for free for a number of months. This is a good chance to try the new service. If it meets your needs, you can cancel your rental subscription and buy the equipment outright.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Yes, Fetch TV includes Free-to-Air channels (via antenna) and other free channels like Homeful, Moviesphere, Haunt TV, and more. The full list can be found at Fetch TV Included Channels.
The short answer is no. You must have an internet connection to use Fetch TV, even for Free-to-Air TV or recordings. You might be able to use it for a few days without the internet, but after that, you’ll see a ‘Box Locked’ or ‘Connection Error’ message.
According to Fetch TV, you will need 3 Mbps per box and 15 Mbps for 4K content. Therefore, for a single person, an NBN25 plan is sufficient.
Absolutely, you need to pay for a membership to access content on streaming apps such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+, and others. The full list can be found at Fetch TV Streaming Apps.

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