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Presto for Chromecast

May 28, 2014

By Colin Mann

Presto, Australian pay-TV operator Foxtel’s OTT service, has announced its upcoming availability on wireless video streaming device Google Chromecast. The news follows Google’s announcement that Chromecast is now on sale in Australia and sets in motion Presto’s foray onto household TV screens.

Presto’s announcement is accompanied by news that the entertainment service will be broadening its availability across selected Android tablets offering even greater access to Presto’s premium ‘all-you-can-eat’ movies service. Presto will arrive on Google Chromecast and selected Android tablets starting in July. The service features content from Foxtel Movies channels, boasting a regularly updating collection of films, ad-break free, for A$19.99 (€13.60) per month.

Shaun James, Director Presto and VOD, said there had been a great response from its customers since it launched Presto in March 2014. “Our customers are really enjoying the unparalleled access to the quality and recency of movie titles available within a Presto subscription. There simply isn’t any other Australian movie service offering the quality of movies all included for one low monthly subscription price. Today that offer is even more compelling as we announce plans to bring Presto to the big screen in our customers’ living rooms via Google Chromecast. What’s more, we’re also making the move to Android devices to continue our push to make Presto accessible to as many people as possible,” he added.

Viewers can already enjoy Presto via PC, Mac and iOS tablets and starting July on their home TV using Google Chromecast along with selected Android devices.

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