Media Release: Friday, June 12, 2015
Presto now available on internet connected Smart TVs
Select Samsung Smart TVs to offer Presto app
Presto today announced that it is now available on internet connected televisions with Samsung the first manufacturer to confirm that it will offer access to Presto’s subscription video on demand (SVOD) streaming services on its Smart TVs.
Presto subscribers can now enjoy their favourite movies or TV shows on Samsung’s 2012, 2013 and 2014 range of Smart TVs, with the 2015 models coming soon.
To take advantage of this exciting new development, owners of Samsung’s 2012, 2013 and 2014 Smart TVs can download the Presto app for free from Samsung Apps on the Samsung Smart Hub. Presto subscribers can access thousands of hours of ad-free movies with a Presto Movies subscription for $9.99 a month, experience unbelievable TV content with a Presto TV subscription for $9.99 a month, or get the full Presto Movies and TV experience with the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription for $14.99 a month.
The launch of Presto on select Samsung Smart TVs continues the trend of widening Presto’s compatible device offering, which recently added a selection of iOS and Android smartphones. Presto is also already broadly available to TV screens via Google Chromecast. A full list of supported devices is available here: www.presto.com.au/devices.
Presto will make further announcements on new devices in coming months.
Shaun James, Director of Presto and On Demand, said, “The big screen experience for Presto has proven to be incredibly popular since we arrived on Chromecast, and we’re thrilled to announce direct availability on a range of Samsung’s Smart TVs. We look forward to continuing our roll-out to living room big screens over the coming months so more and more Presto subscribers can enjoy our great content on the largest screen in the house.”
Hit shows now screening on Presto TV include the gritty new crime drama, Aquarius, starring David Duchovny in his return to broadcast television. Duchovny stars as Sam Hodiak, a decorated World War II veteran and homicide detective with a complicated personal life, and whose investigations put him on the trail of the notorious Charles Manson. All 13 episodes of Aquarius are now available on Presto TV and Presto Entertainment until June 26, afterward, Presto will be releasing a new episode of Aquarius each week to match its US broadcast on NBC. Also showing in Presto TV and Presto Entertainment are The Firm, which picks up the story of attorney Mitch McDeere a decade after the events in the John Grisham novel and 1993 movie; Matador, which chronicles the story of a DEA agent recruited by the CIA to infiltrate a professional soccer team to investigate illicit activities by the team’s owner; along with a host of other exclusive programming including zombie horror drama The Walking Dead; hit Hollywood buddy dramedy, Entourage, and the hilarious and often rambunctious comedy Modern Family.
For movie lovers, Presto Movies and Presto Entertainment subscribers can enjoy the epic sci-fi hit, Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg who joins a worldwide war between good and evil played out between transforming robots; moving prison drama, The Shawshank Redemption, starring Tim Robbins as a man struggling to prove his innocence from a crime he didn’t commit; and kids’ favourites, The Goonies and Over the Hedge.