Tuesday, 01 December 2015 11:01

Presto’s Big Bang onto Android TV 5.x no longer a theory


Presto has not only launched its Android TV app at long last, seasons 1 to 7 of the Big Bang Theory explode onto Presto today too.

The Big Bang Theory has arrived on Presto at last from today, with seasons 1 to 7 ready to watch, and season 8 arriving on Presto ‘in 2016.’

Shaun James, Presto’s CEO, said, “When we announced The Big Bang Theory would be coming to Presto, we knew it would make a big splash, and the response from our subscribers has been overwhelming. We’re delighted that from today, fans will be able to stream the first seven seasons of this hilarious comedy exclusively on Presto.”

Other comedies and shows of note on Presto include the first five seasons of Modern Family, as well as shows including Veep, Parks and Recreation, Louie, Flight of the Conchords and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

All of these shows can be watched on select smartphones and select tablets, PCs, Macs, Google Chromecast, played via Airplay on Apple TV as well as select smart TVs, including now those running Android TV 5.0 and above, which include Sony smart TVs and Google Nexus Players.

And that’s the second part of today’s news from Presto - its new native Android TV app is now available.

If you have an Android TV, you can fire up Google Play and download the Presto app for Android TV.

More below, please read on!

Shaun James, Presto TV CEO, popped in again and said, “We are seeing a trend amongst the world’s leading consumer electronics makers towards using the Android TV operating platform, delivering smart, internet-powered entertainment easily to the big screen.

“Presto’s arrival on Android TV leads the platform’s move into Australian living rooms with an app that allows consumers access to Presto’s extensive movie and TV content in an easier and more intuitive way than ever before.

“The launch of Presto on selected Sony Android TVs and Google Nexus Players is the next step in delivering even more big screen options for existing and new Presto subscribers. Our timing couldn’t be better as we begin streaming the biggest comedy show in the universe, The Big Bang Theory, which has arrived on Presto today.”

Other December content on Presto (a full list is here) includes ‘Home and Away: An Eye for An Eye’ special event, which is Presto’s ‘first local commission,’ as well as hit TV programs including Bates Motel season 1, Homeland seasons 1-4, Parks and Recreation seasons 1-6 and movies including Unbroken, The Social Network and Fifty Shades of Grey.

As per usual, if you haven’t yet trialled Presto, the SVOD provider offers a 30 day trial of its TV and movie streaming service.

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