Stan and Presto come to Telstra - 29th July 2015
is about to get easier in Australia, with Telstra
launching a platform for Netflix, Presto and Stan
is beefing up its TV offering with a new service that
bundles streaming services from Netflix, Stan and
telco giant is partnering with US streaming device
maker Roku to launch Telstra TV, which will offer
the big three on-demand streaming services from September.
release rentals from Bigpond Movies and TV catch up
services will also be on offer in a move that will
help Telstra take on Apple TV and Google's Chromecast.
new services expand on Telstra's current TV offering
which is based around its T-Box, a set-top box that
allows viewers to rent movies and TV shows as well
as access pay TV service Foxtel.
and content for the new service are yet to be finalised,
but the Roku 2 box is expected to cost around $100.
bundle price is reportedly being negotiated that could
allow customers to subscribe to all three streaming
services for less than $30 a month.
catch is that it will only be available to Telstra
while the Presto service won't count towards your
monthly data limit, subscribers of Netflix and Stan
will be hit with data usage charges.
media managing director Joe Pollard says Roku devices
are popular among consumers in the US, Canada and
the UK but the Telstra TV one will be tailored for
than restrict our customers' choices, we want to host
all the popular streaming video services on our platforms
and make it easy for them to get all the content they
want in the one place," she said.
and Presto will be available immediately upon launch,
while Stan will be added soon after.