Hey, Presto! Foxtel's Netflix rival launching March 13
24th Feb 2014 | 01:20
For $20 a month you get unlimited movie streaming
Months after it was officially announced, Foxtel's movie streaming service Presto has finally been given a proper launch date.
From March 13, Australians will be able to stream Foxtel's complete suite of movie channels via PC, Mac and compatible iPads for $20 a month, with no lock in contract.
The service offers both a live stream of Foxtel Movies Premiere, Foxtel Movies Comedy, Foxtel Movies Romance, Foxtel Movies Thriller, Foxtel Movies Action, Foxtel Movies Family, and Foxtel Movies Masterpiece, as well as on demand movies from these channels.
Anyone want to Play?
Presto is being offered alongside Foxtel's other streaming service, Foxtel Play, which means that anyone hoping for a true Netflix experience of movies and TV shows is likely to be disappointed with the Presto lineup.
To counter this, Foxtel also announced today its plans to offer some special pricing on its movie package on Play, adding the Showcase channel for HBO programming at a discounted price.
Whether this appeases Game of Thrones fans disappointed by the pay TV operator's plans to block competitors like Quickflix and Apple TV streaming the program when season 4 launches in April, is yet to be seen.
- Hey Presto! It's a Foxtel Play review for you to read!