Cable network Starz launches $9 per month streaming package for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV

By , Apr 5, 2016

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Starz, a premium cable and satellite television network, today announced a brand new video service which permits owners of the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV to stream shows for a low monthly fee of just $8.99 per month.

A companion iOS app lets subscribers download full episodes to watch offline but does not offer live streaming. On the fourth-generation Apple TV, it supports universal search so you can ask Siri for shows to watch, including original ones like “Outlander”, “Power” and the upcoming “American Gods”.

New streaming service for cord cutters

Subscribers can access more than 2,400 television shows, original series and popular Hollywood movies including “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Later this year, Starz will stream the latest “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” movie. The standalone service allows for up to four users watch simultaneously and virtually unlimited downloads.

The Starz app is now available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch in the iOS App Store.

To download it onto your fourth-generation Apple TV, search for ‘Starz’ in the tvOS App Store. You can sign up for the Starz service within the app, using the In-App Purchase mechanism.

Starz is also available to Android fans in the Play store.

What Starz has to offer

Some of the biggest Starz Originals in 2016 include:

  • Black Sails
  • Outlander
  • The Girlfriend Experience
  • Power
  • Survivor’s Remorse
  • Blunt Talk
  • Ash vs Evil Dead
  • The Dresser

Exclusive hit movies on Starz in 2016 include:

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Inside Out
  • Pixels
  • Concussion
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Ricki and the Flash
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
  • Cinderella
  • Tomorrowland
  • The Wedding Ringer and Ant-Man

And here are the top movie and television programming on the new Starz Encore:

  • I, Robot
  • Fever Pitch
  • Never Been Kissed
  • 22 Jump Street
  • Dances With Wolves
  • Gone Baby Gone
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Spider-Man 3
  • Superbad
  • Total Recall
  • True Grit
  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Different Strokes
  • The Jeffersons
  • Gun smoke

Cable, satellite and premium pay TV subscribers can authenticate themselves within the Starz app to stream shows at no additional charge.

Competitive landscape

Starz’s $8.99 monthly subscription fee compares favorably to Netflix, which starts at $7.99 per month. But more important than that, the new Starz service is cheaper than other services from big networks, like HNO NOW which costs $14.99 per month or Showtime that will set you back $10.99 per month.

In celebration of the launch, the second installment premiere episode of “Outlander”, Starz’s hit series, will be made available beginning April 7 for streaming and download, two days before its official April 9 premiere at 9pm ET/PT.

Source: Starz

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  • White Michael Jackson

    I wonder how many cable programs have this now and how much does it cost collectively versus just getting HD cable.

  • therealjjohnson

    Just paying for those 3 movie channels…proves why its more cost effective to just get a cable subscription for “most people”.

  • EDiTOR9

    What is HNO Now?

    • outta here

      HBO now is the app you use when you dont have HBO thru your cable service…its just like HBO go but its a standalone service that offers live HBO channels as well…all thru the cable/sat needed

  • Works with cable too. But this is honestly a better option for me than SHOWTIME as it offers more movies. HBO is still the king though.

  • What does a LOCK icon mean? We are seeing on the Roku in the living room some of the movies have a Locked Icon, and its the Starz app. However in other room on the Xbox One its still Starz Play and there are no movies listed with Lock Icons. WTF?

  • Is it because they have combined the 2 streaming services and the locks are what we would see if we also had the standalone service?