The 28-year-old has struggled for game time at Preston since joining the club from Fulham for the start of the 2016/17 campaign.
A statement from Preston said: “Eoin Doyle had a successful loan spell with Richie Wellens’ side in the first half of the season and the club hopes Ben can have an equally enjoyable period.”
Pringle is Oldham’s third new signing this week, following Kundai Benyu and Zeus de la Paz to Boundary Park.
Southampton remain in the hunt for Red Bull Salzburg's Amadou Haidara and are reportedly readying a £15million offer.
Aston Villa are reportedly weighing up a summer move for out-of-favour Huddersfield defender Michael Hefele.
Southampton are lining up a summer bid for Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy, reports claim.