• Announces support for AirPlay
• Launches new mobile tablet app
Presto has announced subscribers now have access to stream a massive library of its premium TV and movie programming in high-definition (HD) with more than 2,500 hours available and more being added each day.
The news comes as the premium subscription on demand (SVOD) provider also announced support for AirPlay for Apple devices and launched a new updated mobile and tablet application.
From today Presto subscribers can access a constantly growing selection of movies and TV in HD from a number of supported devices which include select Apple and Android smartphones and tablets, 2012-2015 model Samsung Smart TVs, Google Chromecast and now, Apple TV using AirPlay on iPhones and iPads.
Presto will also be a launch partner for Telstra’s new Telstra TV service on Roku expected to launch soon. Presto is also well advanced with its expansion plans for additional smart TVs and games consoles and is expected to make further announcements on these and other devices soon.
Presto HD streams up to 1080P and uses an adaptive bitrate to ensure the best quality video for a given internet connection while providing a smooth streaming experience. Viewing on Presto is unmetered for Telstra Bigpond residential subscribers and Foxtel Broadband subscribers.
Presto’s new mobile and tablet app adds great new features including: Watchlist access, letting subscribers keep track of favourites and view on the go; Play-Next-Episode functionality, which screens the next show in a series; Parental Control and Registered Devices View, so subscribers can review ratings settings and devices on the go. This combined with Presto’s new HD and 5.1 Surround Sound support are all wrapped in a new, sleek user interface providing an improved user experience for subscribers.
“Presto customers have enjoyed streaming our great movies and drama since launch, but feedback has consistently shown a strong desire for HD,” said Shaun James, Interim CEO, Presto.
“Today we’re thrilled to say HD has landed and landed in force on multiple screens, including support for AirPlay on Apple TV. We’ve been trialling our HD streams for several weeks and many savvy customers who discovered our early HD content were suitably impressed with what they saw. We will launch with more than 2,500 hours of HD and intend to quickly update the remainder of our content to make it available in HD. This is great news for Telstra residential Bigpond customers and Foxtel Broadband customers who will have unmetered access to Presto’s HD content.
“Presto is also delighted to make AirPlay available for our customers using iOS devices and we have also updated our mobile and tablet app, adding a range of fantastic new features which will be most noticeable to those using tablets.
“We are committed to continuing to innovate the Presto service and we have a lot more great announcements still to come.”