Not sure if Foxtel’s Presto TV and movie streaming service is for you? You can now try it free for 30 days. Back in January, Presto was more expensive than the competition and lacking a good selection of content –- but how does it compare today?
Shaun James, director of Presto, has said that since launch the service has been undergoing fine tuning as well as receiving new TV shows and movies. It’s also now got compatibility for a range of the latest Android smartphones as well as the iPhone 5 and 6. You are not limited to just one device either -– you can watch one Presto account on up to four different bits of tech around your home and two simultaneously. New content includes every episode of Rome as well as Hung and Big Love. Later in March Presto will be premiering new HBO films, such as Grey Gardens, Don’t Know Jack and Game Change.
Having a try before you buy option is a great way to take the streaming service for a test drive and find out if it’s for you without having to pony up any cash. The signup process is straightforward, but you do need to enter your credit card details, despite not actually having to pay. If you do decide to stick around, then Presto will set you back $9.99 a month for either Presto TV or Presto Movies, while both bundled together it's $14.99. While there is no ongoing commitment, it is worth noting the competition — Presto is more expensive than Stan for $10 a month with both movies and TV included, or the rumoured $10 a month price for Netflix when it launches later this month.
Aside from your smartphone, you can watch Presto via your iOS tablet, Windows PC, Mac or Chromecast. Head over to Presto to sign up for your free trial.