While Presto didn’t use to advertise exactly how many movies were in its library, there were 10 genres available. We estimated that a monthly subscription would have given you access to about a thousand movies, which were constantly changing. We had a Full Movie and TV Library for details.
The movie selection included titles from the movie channels run by Presto’s parent company, Foxtel. However, there was some delay in the journey from Foxtel broadcast to Presto streaming. Presto had a decent range of films both newer and older – certainly more than enough to keep you entertained on a night in. Notable movie titles included Jurassic World, Insurgent and even Fifty Shades of Grey. At the other end of the spectrum there were modern classics like Shaun of the Dead or The Truman Show. It was a diverse and comprehensive list. Like browsing the shelves of your local video library; titles were added regularly, too.
Presto’s TV section featured full seasons of popular TV dramas including City Homicide, All Saints and Packed to The Rafters from Seven’s stable, along with some acclaimed HBO dramas like True Detective and comedies like Silicon Valley and Girls. The real drawcard, though, were the more recent shows. Some of them, like Aquarius, Mr Robot or American Crime, were seen on Presto before being available anywhere else. All in all, there was a nicely diverse range of shows on offer. Most of them well known and many from US premium cable channels like the aforementioned HBO, as well as Showtime and USA Network. There was very little “filler” in Presto’s library – the service did a good job at building collections that would appeal to a wide audience.