Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Chromecast proves a hit with Presto’s movie lovers

Australia’s premier entertainment streaming service, today announced that Google Chromecast has taken the lead as Australia’s favourite way to enjoy their blockbuster movies library. More than 20% of Presto views have been via Chromecast, since Presto’s arrival on the device in July this year.

As an official Chromecast launch partner, Presto is offering a special one month free Presto subscription to any customer who purchased a Chromecast device in Australia since 28 May 2014. However, time is moving quickly and this special offer ends 31 August 2014.

On 17 August 2014, Presto unveiled its new ‘all-you-can-eat’ flat rate subscription price of $9.99 a month with no lock-in contract*, which has seen a massive increase in traffic to the Presto site, along with a huge spike in Presto subscriptions.

Shaun James, Director Presto & VOD, said, “Since launching Presto on Chromecast, we’ve had loads of great feedback from people enjoying Presto on the big screen, and now, with our new, simplified pricing, we’re seeing an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from new subscribers. We’re thrilled to be offering a free one month Presto subscription to customers who purchased a Chromecast device since its Australian launch, but wanted to remind them that this great offer ends soon.”

Presto’s blend of the most recent blockbusters and classic films offers subscribers one of the bestvalue-for-money subscription movie streaming services anywhere, ad-break free. Presto features a regularly updated, premium collection of great films, allowing subscribers to watch movies online with ease. Presto’s hit movies for August 2014 include Captain Phillips, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Pacific Rim and We’re the Millers. New hits set to join the Presto line-up over the next few months include the 2014 Academy award winning Blue Jasmine,

Thor: The Dark World, Delivery Man and The Fifth Estate, along with even more movie hits and recent favourites, including Man of Steel, Despicable Me 2 and The Hangover Part 3.

All Presto movies are ad-break-free and feature the strongest line up of subscription on demand movies, plus additional access to Presto Rental pay-per-view titles*.

Subscribers can connect to Presto in minutes and are free to come and go from the service on a monthly basis, with no lock-in contract, and without the need to buy through a basic tier.

Presto offers an intuitive customer interface and delivers the best in local and international movies including curated collections, recommendations and critics’ reviews. Viewers can enjoy Presto on TV via Chromecast, selected Android tablets, iOS tablets and PC/Mac computers*. The Presto app is available on the Apple and Samsung app stores and on Google Play.

Presto continues to offer movies from all the major studios and key independents including MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Entertainment One Films Australia, ICON, Studiocanal and Transmission Films.

Presto is available to all Australians with a suitable internet connection*. presto.com.au

* Offer ends 11:59pm (AEDST) 31 August 2014. Presto was available for $19.99/mth as at 16 August 2014. Chromecast offer available to any new and existing Presto subscribers who have purchased a Chromecast device in Australia in the period from 28 May 2014 to 31 August 2014. To redeem offer, customer must purchase a Chromecast device and, following the Chromecast set up process, the customer will receive a unique code to redeem at https://www.presto.com.au/chromecast. Additional charges apply for Presto Rental (pay-per-view) titles. Ongoing subscription fees apply unless you cancel your subscription before the end of the subscribed month.

A full list of compatible devices is available at presto.com.au/devices. Internet connection with minimum speed of at least 3Mbps required to view Presto. Presto is available over 3G/4G networks and WiFi on compatible tablets. ISP and data charges may apply. Video quality may vary according to connection type. Only available for use in Australia. Full terms and conditions are available at presto.com.au/prestoterms.

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