Thursday, 10 December 2015 12:17

Presto’s eye now on PS3 and PS4 at home and away


Presto is now available on Sony’s PS3 and PS4 consoles as Sony kicks off 20th anniversary Playstation celebrations and Presto gets set to air new content.

The PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 have long been used for far more than just games - they are movie and music players, and can run various apps among other features, which now includes Presto

As you might expect, you need to have a registered PSN account, after which PS3 and PS4 owners can download the Presto app, enter in an existing username and password or sign up for the service and stream movies and TV shows to their heart’s content.

Presto naturally talks this development up as the company continuing to ‘massively increase the ways in which subscribers can enjoy Presto on the biggest screen in the house.’

To celebrate the PlayStation’s 20th anniversary, and Presto’s arrival on the platform, the company says it has ‘curated a special collection of its hit programs, designed with gamers in mind, to mark the occasion featuring: The Big Bang Theory, Mr. Robot, Heroes, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire, Entourage, Adventure Time, Parks and Recreation, Flight of the Conchords, Grimm, The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’

Shaun James, Presto TV CEO, said, “The launch of Presto on PlayStation 3 and 4 consoles represents another big step in providing existing and new Presto subscribers with great new ways to access our premium TV and movies on demand on the big screen.

“PlayStation 4 already offers fantastic and immersive experiences full of game-filled adventure and drama. With the addition of Presto, we’ve made those experiences even richer with Presto’s premium TV and movies from action packed thrillers to hilarious comedy and everything in between, and for gaming fans, our specially curated collection will offer a brilliant selection that is sure to appeal.”

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Michael Ephraim, MD of Sony Computer Entertainment Australia, said “Partnering with SVOD service Presto is part of our mission to transition PlayStation 4 into an all-encompassing entertainment device, making it the only digitally connected entertainment system to offer all available streaming services in Australia.

“The Presto service is one of the best on the market with hours and hours of some of the best and most critically acclaimed on-screen entertainment. Now everyone can easily access the Presto library through PS4 and watch their favourite TV shows and films whenever they want.”

Also joining on Presto in December are hit TV programs Bates Motel season 1, Homeland seasons 1-4, Parks and Recreation seasons 1-6; and movies Unbroken, The Social Network and the currently showing steamy drama Fifty Shades of Grey.

As per usual, if you haven’t yet tried Presto, the company invites you to a 30 day free trial of its TV and movie library. 

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