Presto, the new online movies service, launches today. The service offers a monthly pass to stream Foxtel Movies both live and on-demand, offering access to Foxtel’s popular movie content with a regularly updating collection of great films, ad-break free, for $19.99* a month.
Today’s news comes as Presto confirms a new addition to its movie channels. Starting 10 April, the newly announced Foxtel Movies Disney will also be a part of the great programming available to Presto subscribers, bringing with it the magic of Disney’s much-loved movies including a range of classic titles, contemporary films and Disney-Pixar box office hits.
Presto’s movie line up, available to customers as part of their subscription, features an impressive collection of blockbuster releases from 2013 such as: A Good Day to Die Hard, Iron Man 3, Identity Thief and Oz the Great and Powerful along with a host of others and a huge collection of past favourites.
Currently Presto is only available on PC, Mac, iPhone and iPad. Apps for Smart TV's and Android are expected to be added in coming months.
Throughout the month of March, additional hits will join Presto including Star Trek: Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger and This is the End, followed in April and May by The Great Gatsby, Fast & Furious 6, Monsters University, World War Z and Elysium. All of these titles and more will be available with a Presto subscription.
Foxtel CEO Richard Freudenstein said, “starting tomorrow, Presto is officially open for business. Last month’s announcement that it was on the way created a big stir and we’re looking forward to sharing Presto’s library of recent favourites and classic hits with Australian movie lovers. Presto is a game changing new way to experience great movies, when and where you want, for a price per week equivalent to what you’ll pay for just one standard iTunes movie rental.”
Presto is available as a special offer to new customers for $4.99* in their first month. 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.
The new movie service features an intuitive interface and delivers the best in local and international movies including curated collections, recommendations and critics’ reviews from Rotten Tomatoes.
All Presto movies are ad-break-free and the service offers films from all eight Foxtel Movies live channels including: Foxtel Movies Disney, 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.
Foxtel Movies offers the best 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.