That's a question only you can answer. For $20 a month you essentially get many of the stations Foxtel airs. Packages (say kids channels) are just $6 each so its a lot easier to pick and choose what you want than traditional PayTV. The Fetch box also easily plays Netflix, Stan, FTA CatchUp TV and FTA Live TV. So you might find some of those those all you want.
Good question sssarwar!
Here are some snippert from a recent Canstar Blue review of Fetch TV:
For an extra $20 a month, you have the ability to purchase an entertainment pack, which includes over 35 channels. However, if $20 is a bit too much – or you can’t see yourself watching all the channels regularly – these packs can be broken down (as above) into four separate options, each costing $6 a month.
Channel packs are generally broken up into interest groups: for example, if you’re a sports fan you might like to select the ‘Vibe’ pack. All the usual suspects are there from what you’d expect with traditional pay TV, and extra packs like beIN Sports and Optus Sport can be added from $15 per month.
With both Fetch media players, you’ll also get these inclusions:
Fetch TV is also intuitively integrated with your Android or Apple smartphone, via a free app that also acts as a second remote control (and allows you to record programs remotely, if you’re a Fetch Mighty user).
Both the Mighty and Mini boxes also allow you to watch premium channels on-the-go, and watch shows and movies anywhere. Fetch TV really is an all-encompassing home entertainment hub, and it’s refreshing to see that, besides the lack of recording capability, there’s otherwise minimal compromise when opting for the cheaper Mini player.
Fetch TV seems to offer the best of both worlds between Foxtel and streaming services, and is a cheaper option than most pay TV plans. While you’ll be relegated to streaming much of your content with Fetch, those with unlimited broadband connections will likely not notice any difference.
Fetch is a surprisingly welcome and refreshing change of pace in the streaming world. While it seems many people moved away from traditional pay TV outlets in favour of streaming services, there’s still a market for easy-access entertainment and sports packages. Simply, you can’t get live TV and sports with Netflix, which may be off putting for many potential customers (although sports fans can stream live content via Kayo).
On the other hand, a lot of people became disenfranchised with traditional pay TV, because they found they were perhaps paying too much. This left a void in the market with people looking for streaming, on-demand purchases, and entertainment and sports packages – all rolled into one simple set top box/PVR. This is where Fetch filled that void, and we suspect it’ll become increasingly popular in the future for those looking for an easy, bundled solution to all their home entertainment needs.
Thanks, Peter. What you say is generally true for most of the things, but when I contacted the customer service, if I want to get the apps and other channels on TV, the only solution is to reconnect antenna cable back to TV. If not, the TV is not receiving any signal.
Foxtel or any DVD players etc, connect an antenna cable to from the box to TV, so the TV is functional even without switching on these new additions. But Fetch TV box, do not have a connection to the TV with antenna cable and only connects via an HDMI link. So. even if I try millions times, the TV won't receive any signal without going through the Fetch TV and it won't display all the apps on smart TV either. Using TV remote to connect TV won't work. So it is a design failure of the Fetch TV box.