How to legally watch The Walking Dead season 8 in Australia

23 October 2017

The Walking Dead

Zombie-tinged misery fest The Walking Dead is back for its eighth season, fresh out of the crypt today. If you're looking for your next dose of heartache and gore, here are a couple of easy and legal ways to keep up.

Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now - Foxtel's revamped streaming service - is probably the easiest way to watch The Walking Dead in Australia. The packages including The Walking Dead is pop, which is billed at $15 per month, and there's no lock in contracts. Since season three has 16 episodes, you're looking at around $60 watch it all, depending on whether or not you've already used a free trial. 

If history repeats and the season is split into two parts again, you may need to cancel at the end of November and resubscribe in February if you only want to pay when new episodes are being added. 

Foxtel Now also includes live TV, so you'll be able to watch each episode express from the United States as it airs live at 1:30pm (AEDT) on Mondays, and stream it shortly after.

Foxtel Now is available on iOS, Android, PlayStation 4, Google Chrome on Windows and Mac, Telstra TV, and Chromecast. The PlayStation 3 and Xbox One run the older Foxtel Play app, which can access the same content, but won't let you watch in high definition.

If you need to catch up or need a refresher, you'll also find the first seven seasons of The Walking Dead available on demand on Foxtel Now.


If you're happy to part with a little more cash, you go all in and take out a proper Foxtel subscription. To watch The Walking Dead, you'll need to get the "drama combo" at a minimum, which is billed at $46 per month. If you sign up online before November 4, you're able to sign up for a no contract plan with your first month and iQ3 set-top box free. There is however a $100 standard install fee.

As with Foxtel Now, new episodes of The Walking Dead will air at 1:30pm (AEDT) on Mondays and repeat at 7:30pm (AEDT). You'll find them on FX HD.

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