Presto Launches Free 30-Day Trial For New Customers

Presto Launches Free 30-Day Trial For New Customers
To sign up for our daily newsletter covering the latest news, hacks and reviews, head HERE. For a running feed of all our stories, follow us on Twitter HERE. Or you can bookmark the Lifehacker Australia homepage to visit whenever you need a fix.

Streaming entertainment service Presto is finally offering a free trial of its full TV and movies subscription bundle. Prospective customers can try out the full Presto package with a free 30 day trial which includes newly added HBO shows such as Rome, Big Love and Hung.

If you’ve never used Presto before, you’d be forgiven for assuming it came with a free 30-day trial already. After all, the “try-before-you-buy” model is pretty commonplace among streaming services, with both Stan and Netflix in the US offering free 30 day trials.

While it may have been late to the table, Presto is finally offering the same deal. New customers can sign up for a free 30-day trial of its premium Presto Entertainment bundle, which includes access to all movies and TV shows.

Presto is set to expand its TV offerings to coincide with the 30-day trial. New shows premiering on the service include Grey Gardens, Temple Grandin, You Don’t Know Jack, Game Change and the aforementioned HBO titles. Its movie lineup, meanwhile, includes past and present films from MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, ICON and Entertainment One Films Australia.

At the end of the 30 day free trial period, customers can choose between Presto TV or Presto Movies for $9.99 a month, or continue with the Entertainment bundle for $14.99 a month. There are no lock-in contracts. For more information about the service and compatible devices, head to Presto’s website.

As we have noted in the past, Presto’s current offering isn’t particularly great value for money. Stan is priced at $10 a month while the local version of Netflix has been all-but-confirmed to start at $9.99. Both comes with TV shows and movies.

Still, if Presto’s selection of movies and TV shows appeal to you, at least you can check it out for a month with no obligation to subscribe.


  • What I said with the same story over at Giz, I’m not willing to join anything where I can’t watch it on my TV and only my iOS device. No HD or Playstation App I won’t bother. Foxtel are just not trying hard enough.

    • It does seem a little confusing that they’re holding back on what people want. I mean… what would it really cost them to provide the best-quality service and secure the market?

      ‘Not trying’ is right, but baffling. Why aren’t they trying? They can do better than this! They SHOULD do better than this! This ‘toe in the water’ baby-step bullshit isn’t going to cut it. Get in there, you fuckers. The public isn’t going to shower you with money at this tentative and tepid offering to justify developing it further. That’s not how this shit works.

Show more comments

Comments are closed.

Log in to comment on this story!