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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.
Dear Lifehacker I’m a huge fan of Veronica Mars and was very excited when the movie was announced as a Kickstarter project and I have been looking forward to its release, scheduled for next week in the US. However, it seems that it won’t be getting a theatrical release in Australia. I want them to make more Veronica Mars movies so I’d like to legally access it and give them my support. What are my options for doing so in Australia?
Dear Lifehacker, I’m a fan of seeing movies at the cinemas. I know the food is very expensive but what annoys me at one chain is that they have package deals and “add-ons” but no individual pricing for specific items. I know supermarkets are expected to display unit pricing, but at the cinema there is no way to work out if you’re being overcharged. Is this legal?
Foxtel’s new online movie streaming service ‘Presto’ will be arriving on March 13 with prices starting at $19.99 per month. The service gives users unlimited access to the Foxtel Movies archive and seven live movie channels. New titles can be accessed on a pay-per-view basis. So is it worth the money? Lets see how the service stacks up against other no-contract offerings.