It\u2019s official. Australian television company Foxtel is shutting down its Now App, pushing its users to Foxtel Go App. In a press release, the company said the move aims to provide a simplified mobile streaming experience for customers.\r\n\r\nFoxtel made the announcement on September 16.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSince September 17, Foxtel Now subscribers, including Foxtel Kids app users, are being redirected to download the GO app. In a statement, Alice Mascia, a Foxtel executive said that by focusing on one app, they will be able to provide customers with access to features and support that are not available on the Foxtel Now app.\r\n\r\nMascia added that they are \u201cinvesting in the Foxtel GO app to provide all our customers with the best of TV and on-demand on their mobile device\u201d.\r\n\r\nWith Foxtel Go, Foxtel customers can now stream their favorite sporting events and drama series away from the big screen. Similar to Netflix, Go users can also stream on multiple devices at the same time. It also features parental control options dedicated to kids using the streaming app.\r\n\r\nMeanwhile, customers using Chrome or Safari browsers on their PC or laptop can watch Foxtel at watch.foxtel.com.au. Foxtel's GO service is available for all Foxtel and Foxtel Now customers as part of their subscription, at no extra charge.\r\nAbout Foxtel Now\r\nFoxtel Now App was launched in June 2017 as an evolution to the Foxtel Play streaming service. Foxtel developed the service in an effort to counter Netflix\u2019s growing popularity at that time.\r\n\r\nIt featured a low-priced and flexible bundles, giving greater freedom and access to sign up to Foxtel\u2019s entertainment content. It also arrived with the addition of HD streaming on select devices and brand new user interface. These enable the ability to stream Foxtel Now to the big screen via Google Chromecast.\r\n\r\nFoxtel Now offers 5 entry-level packs then, with prices ranging from $15 to $39.\r\nConfused Foxtel Subscribers\r\nAfter the shutting down of the Foxtel Now App was announced, questions from confused customers surged on the company\u2019s website. Most of them worried that the Foxtel Now service itself has shut down.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nTo set things clear, Foxtel Now is still live. The shut down is only applicable for Foxtel Now on mobile devices like phones and tablets. Thus, Foxtel Now will still be the streaming app for all other devices, including smart TVs and game consoles.\r\n\r\nMoving forward, if Foxtel Now subscribers suddenly want to switch to mobile streaming, they would have to go to the Go app. But, if they want to stream using a PlayStation 4, for example, they will still have to use Foxtel Now.\r\nFoxtel Now vs. Foxtel Go: What\u2019s Their Difference\r\nThe difference between Foxtel's Now and Go is very minimal. The two are almost the same service that makes everything more confusing.\r\n\r\nFoxtel in a previous blog post has explained the key difference between the two.\r\n\r\nEssentially, GO is a service that allows subscribers to stream live sporting events or TV shows. It also comes with a set-top box subscription that allows users to stream videos-on-demand.\r\n\r\nOn the other hand, Foxtel Now streams TV over the internet. It allows subscribers to watch live TV or stream shows from their package over compatible devices. Foxtel Now is a standalone product and is not part of a Foxtel set-top box subscription.