New on Presto this August: A Place to Call Home and The Affair


Presto has a few surprises in store for subscribers this August. The streaming service announced that beloved Australian drama A Place to Call Home will be available to stream by the end of the month. Plus, catch US hit series The Affair starting August 10.

Presto announced key programming premiering in August, featuring the exclusive SVOD arrival of A Place to Call Home seasons 1-2, coming on August 21. The landmark Australian drama, set in Country New South Wales in the years following World War II, follows Sarah Adams (Marta Dusseldorp), who has come back to Australia after 20 years overseas to start a new life.  The period series examines love and loss against the backdrop of social change during the 1950s. The arrival of A Place to Call Home on Presto is the perfect way to see the series before its highly anticipated third series premieres on Foxtel’s SoHo Channel.

Also coming to Presto is the addition of Glee season 5. Glee takes viewers to McKinley High School to experience the hopes and realities of the school’s glee club in this highly-praised musical comedy –drama that pits ambitious and talented students against the challenge of the harshness of high-school life. Glee season 5 starts on August 2.

Comedy fan favourite Louis C.K. plays a fictionalised version of himself in Louie, and Presto adds season 4 to its line-up on August 19. Louie takes a hilarious look at the life of a newly single father as he navigates the ins and outs of everyday life in the big city.  The series includes cameo appearances of other well-known comics who also play different ‘versions’ of themselves.

Finally, Presto announced it will start streaming The Affair beginning August 10. Winner of the 72nd Golden Globe Award for Best TV Drama, The Affair explores the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. The provocative series is told separately from the male and female perspectives along with the personal memory biases and reactions one might expect.

New movies will also be added to the Presto roster in August, including kid favourite The Boxtrolls, about a boy who befriends a community of quirky, mischievous creatures whose lives are suddenly threatened by a villainous adult and who rely on their young friend to save them from extermination.

Also streaming are Crazy, Stupid, Love, starring Steve Carell as Cal Weaver, an everyday guy whose life starts to unravel following news that his wife wants a divorce. Suddenly single, Cal finds help re-entering the dating scene with the help of Jacob (Ryan Gosling), a self-styled player who takes Cal under his wing and teaches him how to be a hit with the ladies. Plus, you can watch Pixar classics A Bug’s Life and Monsters Inc.

For new clients, Presto is currently offering a free 30-day trial of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.