If you don’t know how to get Foxtel in another room without a box, this guide is for you!
Foxtel’s service is available through the TV receiver box and the Foxtel Go app.
If you want to watch Foxtel without relocating your box or entirely without one, continue reading to learn how!
To get Foxtel in another room without a box, you can cast content to your TV through the Foxtel Go app to Android and iOS monitors. Moreover, you can cast from the computer browser, or connect an HDMI splitter for multiple outputs.
Let’s unwrap everything!
How To Get Foxtel in Another Room Without a Box?
Tip: Try all methods, surely at least one will work for you!
1. Method – Cast Foxtel Go App
Note: This method works only on Android mobile!
The Foxtel Go app on Android mobile devices allows you to cast content wirelessly by using the TV’s default casting feature, and you don’t need the Chromecast dongle.
However, whether this will work depends on your TV and whether there is a built-in cast function such as Miracast.
On the other hand, many Smart TVs such as Sony, Hisense, Vizio and TCL have in-built Chromecast (no dongle), allowing you to cast instantly.
Here’s exactly what you need to do:
- Connect the TV to the same Wi-Fi as your phone.
- Open the Foxtel Go app on your Android mobile.
- Select the Foxtel content you want to cast to a TV.
- Tap on the “Cast” icon at the top-right of the screen.
- Then, wait for your TV’s name to appear on the list.
- Tap on your TV to start casting Foxtel Go content.
Note: Some TVs, such as Fire TV and Firestick, won’t be automatically discoverable, so you’ll need to enter the settings and open the screencasting feature manually.
2. Method – Google Chromecast
The best-working and smoothest way to watch Foxtel in another room without the box is to use the Google Chromecast dongle.
This method will work even on a non-smart TV, and the only requirement is for the TV/monitor to have at least one working HDMI input on the back panel.
You’ll need to set up your Chromecast, though, so here’s a full tutorial:
- Plug the Chromecast into the TV’s HDMI input.
- Get, install and sign in to the Google Home app.
- Then, tap “Devices” and then “Add New Device.”
- Follow the steps to connect Chromecast to Wi-Fi.
- Connect the Foxtel Go phone to the same Wi-Fi.
- Open Foxtel Go and select content for casting.
- Tap the “Cast” icon at the top-right of the screen.
- Select the Chromecast from the casting devices.
That’s it. Simple as that, you are now watching Foxtel content in another room without relocating your box or even without one.
Note: If you want to switch to another TV, you must repeat the steps for setting up Chromecast and relocating the dongle.
3. Method – Use the Apple AirPlay
Note: This method works only for screen casting to Apple TV, iMac and MacBook!
So, if you have an Apple device and want to share Foxtel Go content wirelessly, you must use the Airplay feature.
However, this wouldn’t be possible if you’re using an Android mobile due to the lack of an Airplay function or a non-Apple TV with an iOS phone.
You’ll need an iOS phone (iPhone) and an Apple monitor such as Apple TV!
Here’s how to cast Foxtel Go using the AirPlay feature:
- First, connect your Apple TV/monitor to the Wi-Fi.
- Connect the Foxtel Go iPhone to the same Wi-Fi.
- Open the Foxtel Go app and select any content.
- Then, press on the AirPlay icon at the bottom left.
- Then, wait for the Apple device’s name to appear.
- Finally, tap your Apple monitor to start the casting.
That is everything needed. After the above steps, you should see the content from your Foxtel Go app on your Apple TV.
Note: Disconnecting your phone from the Wi-Fi will interrupt the casting session!
4. Method – Use an HDMI Splitter
Another straightforward way to watch Foxtel Go without a box in another room is by using an HDMI splitter, so your TV box can deliver signals to two TVs.
The installation is straightforward, so here are the steps:
- Plug the HDMI splitter into your TV box HDMI port.
- Get a long enough HDMI cable to reach your room.
- Connect one side of the HDMI cable to the splitter.
- Plug the other HDMI cable side into the second TV.
- Optional: Connect your primary TV to your splitter.
So, now, when you’re streaming content from your Foxtel TV box, the same broadcast will be available on both TVs.
You don’t necessarily need to watch the feed on both TVs, though!
You can use your second TV however you want and only switch to the Foxtel HDMI source when you want to watch.
Reminder: To switch between the HDMI sources, go to the “Input” or “Sources” TV menu!
5. Method – Cast from the Browser
Another quick way to watch Foxtel in another room is to use your network to transmit streams from your browser to another TV.
This is only possible if your TV has an in-built casting feature or uses a Google Chromecast dongle.
Cast from Safari:
If you have an Apple computer, go to the Foxtel Go website and tap the Box + Arrow button at the top of your browser.
Then, simply click on the “Cast” icon and select your discoverable unit.
When you’re casting, the entire content from your browser should appear on the TV from the other room.
Hence, you can go to the Foxtel website and start streaming anything you want.
Cast from Chrome:
If you’re using the Google Chrome browser, go to the official Foxtel Go website and click on the three-dot menu at the top.
Then, you must click on “Cast…” and select your discoverable unit from the list.
Reminder: for your TV to be discoverable, it must be connected to the same Wi-Fi or router as your streaming browser computer.
6. Method – Get the Foxtel TV App
If you have a smart TV, especially Android, you need to check the content store to find out if the Foxtel Go app is available for download.
If yes, you don’t need to cast anything from the phone, you simply need to download the app, sign in and start watching right from the smart television.
Unfortunately, not many smart TVs have Foxtel Go available in their content store, but if you use Android TV, the Google Play Store indeed provides the app.
7. Method – Use Screen Sharing App
If you’re wondering how to get Foxtel in another room for free, we’ve got a pretty weird but tested and proven method to get your Foxtel content in another room.
There are a few requirements, though:
The idea is to install the same screen-sharing app on your PC and smart TV.
This will allow you to share your computer screen with your TV using the app and then start streaming Foxtel Go.
Here’s a complete step-by-step guide:
- Connect your computer and TV to the same Wi-Fi.
- On the TV, download a screen-sharing application.
- We advise using the free Anydesk or TeamViewer.
- Download the same application on your computer.
- Open the screen-sharing app on the TV and the PC.
- Use the IP shown on the PC to connect via the TV.
- When you connect, the TV will show the PC screen.
- From there, open any browser and start streaming.
This method doesn’t even use the Foxtel Multiscreen allowance.
You simply watch Foxtel on one monitor (your PC) and copy the output on the TV using the screen-sharing application.
Note: The quality might not be the best, but you can enhance it through the screen-sharing application settings.
8. Method – Watch Foxtel Online
If you have no alternatives, you can permanently relocate the computer/laptop to another room and watch Foxtel through your browser.
You only need to go to the official Foxtel Online Version.
This is straightforward streaming, so you will need an active internet connection.
You can use any browser; it does not matter if you have a Windows or macOS computer.
Tip: Foxtel online streaming is available from anywhere you go within Australia!
How to get Foxtel in another room without a box? Use your Foxtel Go app to cast any content to an eligible TV or the Google Chromecast dongle.
Alternatively, you can cast Foxtel through your browser, use a screen-sharing app or connect an HDMI splitter.
We hope at least one of the methods worked for you!
Finn Wheatley holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from UCL, London. He helped small data science consultancy firms, helping large corporations to grow their data capabilities, deploy advanced machine learning-based analytics and troubleshoot tech-related issues. Check out more about him here.