STARZ has joined HBO and Showtime in offering a standalone streaming service that gives non-cable/satellite customers access to STARZ content for $8.99 per month. The app is available now for both iOS and Android devices, and content options include STARZ original TV shows like Outlander and Power, as well as a variety of feature films and classic TV shows. Cable/satellite customers who subscribe to STARZ can also sign in via the app to access STARZ content on their mobile devices.
STARZ announced the successful launch today of its "STARZ" digital retail service, providing STARZ streaming subscriptions directly to consumers and offering the first-ever download capabilities from a premium pay TV streaming service.
For $8.99 per month, fans now have the opportunity to enjoy instant access to more than 2,400 selections each month, including STARZ hit series ranging from "Outlander," "Power" and the upcoming "American Gods" and other TV content, to Hollywood hits and popular movies including Avengers: Age of Ultron and, later this year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The standalone "STARZ" service allows for up to four users to watch simultaneously and virtually unlimited downloads. STARZ is available today through the App Store for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, with the app supporting universal search through the Siri Remote. The new STARZ app is also available through the Google Play Store on a wide range of Android supported devices.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said, "Starz has entered the market today with an enormous value proposition for consumers. Our programing will now be more widely available to the 20 million broadband only homes of cord nevers, cord cutters and cord shavers, including Millennials and other underserved consumers who need other viable subscription service options.
"With the growing consumer appetite for our highly rated, award-winning and diverse original programing and vast library of movies, our elegant and powerful app is the first in the industry to allow download capability to watch premium content anytime, anywhere, without the need for Wi-Fi access. Showcasing the rebranded STARZ offerings we announced last month, we believe this innovative app will also help fortify the broadband business of many of our traditional distributors and be even more appealing for inclusion in future video bundles."
STARZ subscribers from cable, satellite and telco partners can also authenticate and view STARZ in the new, easy-to-use app. Users can purchase a subscription or authenticate STARZ directly in-app or on their PC/Mac and watch every episode of every season of the best of STARZ's original programming, as well as the biggest, most extensive movie library of all the premium subscription networks in the U.S.
As a single app destination for all subscribers who want to stream or download STARZ premium content, the intuitive content discovery design and navigation offers ease of use and a compelling user experience regardless of how the consumer purchased a subscription to STARZ. Subscribers to the STARZ sister networks, STARZ ENCORE and MOVIEPLEX, will also use this single destination app for access to streaming and downloadable content.
Further information on supported devices is available at www.starz.com/settings/faq.
STARZ Originals in 2016 include "Black Sails," "Outlander," "The Girlfriend Experience," "Power," "Survivor's Remorse," "Blunt Talk," and "Ash vs Evil Dead," and the first STARZ Original movie, 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. Popular movie and television programming on the new STARZ ENCORE includes: 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.," "Diff'rent Strokes," "The Jeffersons," and "Gunsmoke."
• TV Everywhere Usage Grows at HomeTheaterReview.com.
• RedBox to Revisit the Streaming Category with New VOD Service at HomeTheaterReview.com.