Watch Foxtel Now on Ubuntu Chrome

Thought I’d try out Foxtel Now to see if it’s worthy of the money they are asking. Whilst it is a significant improvement as far as quality and usability, it’s annoying to discover it won’t work in Ubuntu out of the box and you still can’t get the one package you really want (eg sports) without having to pay for a basic package, so no improvement on the pricing model despite their advertising efforts to convince you they are competing with Netflix.

Foxtel are using a simple javascript check to determine if your browsers operating system is Windows or Mac and will redirect you to /app when it’s not the correct os or version. To thwart this, simply change your user agent to a Chrome Windows one via these instructions:

How to Change Your Browser’s User Agent Without Installing Any Extensions

Happy Foxtel Now’ing on Ubuntu Chrome.

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