Foxtel's Presto Movie Streaming Halves Price To $9.99 A Month

When it launched back in March, Foxtel’s no-contract streaming movies service Presto cost $19.99. From Sunday, that price will drop to $9.99 a month.

How Many People Use Netflix In Australia?

Netflix is rumoured to enter Australia early next year (that was later essentially confirmed), but that doesn’t stop a few enterprising Australians from accessing it now. Actually, it’s more than a few.

Briefly: Best Steam Sale Deals, Celebrity Selfies, Fish-Killing Spiders

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: the best Steam Sale gaming bargains, the angriest anti-Foxtel rant you’ll ever hear, scientists discover that spiders kill and eat fish too.

Presto Coming To Android Tablets, Chromecast In July

Foxtel’s movie streaming service Presto will be coming to select Android tablets — and Google Chromecast — this July. This will provide Presto customers with a fuss-free way to watch movies on their TV screens with no cables required.

Briefly: Foxtel Pirate Jailed, Uber Adds Pizza, Tough Video Games

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Foxtel pirate gets six months in jail, Uber offers free pizza delivery for Melt customers, why do people “enjoy” difficult video games?

Why You May Need To Stop Watching Game Of Thrones

If you’re a fan of both the Game Of Thrones TV show and the fantasy books it is based on, we have some troubling news for you. Yesterday, Season 4 officially crossed over into uncharted territory, revealing plot details and characters that have yet to show up in the actual books (George R. R. Martin is still in the process of writing them y’see). You now have the unenviable choice of spoiling future books or blacklisting the TV show entirely.

Briefly: Foxtel Blasts Game Of Thrones Pirates, Astounding Abodes, Decomposition Explanied

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Foxtel’s open letter to Game of Thrones pirates, get 20 per cent off ASOS clothing, the 10 best houses of the year.

Ask LH: Will Game Of Thrones Season 4 Be On Google Play?

Hey Lifehacker, Google Play has recently begun selling TV shows in Australia. I’ve noticed that some new-release episodes have been made available on the Play Store shortly after their broadcast in the US (namely The Walking Dead). Given that the new season of Game Of Thrones is beginning this coming Monday, I wanted to know if it will be made available on the Play Store. I’m aware of HBO’s exclusivity deal with Foxtel, and that it won’t be available on iTunes, but I’m definitely not going to take out a Foxtel subscription just for one show. Any insights?

Foxtel Presto: Everything You Need To Know

Foxtel’s Presto subscription streaming movie service officially launches on 13 March. Unlike regular Foxtel, you don’t have to sign up for a long-term subscription — but does that make it worth $19.99 a month? Here’s what you need to know about where it works, what it offers, and why there isn’t an Android version yet.