THE TIM started selling the streaming service of Fox Play for your mobile phone customers. Previously, the company offered the platform only to broadband subscribers TIM Live. With the novelty, the operator markets access to the linear channels of the programmer present in traditional pay TV, including Fox Channel, NatGeo and Fox Sports.
The subscription costs R $ 34.90 per month and is not included in any mobile plan as a value-added service. The charge is made on the postpaid or control invoice; in prepaid, monthly fees are deducted from recharge credits. To join the service, you need to send an SMS with the word FOX to the number 6820.
The Fox app is available for smartphones, tablets, desktops, Apple TV and Chromecast, and on Samsung, LG and Android TV smart TVs.
Fox Play has 11 live channels, but does not include Fox Premium
The Fox catalog is public and features NatGeo films, series and documentaries, including the Airports series (Canada, Colombia, United States, Madrid, São Paulo). Other than that, the Fox Play plan includes 11 live channels, which can be a good alternative for those who want to cancel pay TV. Are they:
- Baby TV
- Fox Channel
- Fox Sports (traditional, 1, 2 and 3)
- NatGeo Kids
- NatGeo Wild
- National Geographic
- Fox Life
It is important to highlight that the plan offered by TIM is Fox Play, which does not include Fox Premium. Thus, subscribers are left without access to titles in the other package, such as The Handmaids Tale, American Horror Story and This Is Us.
Something curious is that Fox Play is not marketed directly by Fox, only by operators or UOL Play. The programmer ended the sale of streaming to the end customer across Latin America and the measure is part of the Disney + launch strategy, which will arrive in Brazil on November 17, 2020.
In addition, Fox suffered an imbroglio with Anatel for marketing TV channels directly to the final consumer, without depending on an operator. An injunction banned the programmer from selling Fox + for violating the concept of cross ownership of the SeAC Law, which regulates pay TV. However, the agency put an end to the impasse, lifted the restriction and understood that streaming channels are not classified as pay TV and, therefore, should not be regulated by the agency.