STARZ plans to release the StarzPlay streaming app to international markets in 2020. This, after a successful launch in Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico, and the U.K.
Starz has experienced great success with the Starz app domestically, remaining ahead of the streaming curve with more than 5.6 million OTT customers to date, and that number continues to climb.Jeffrey Hirch – STARZ CEO
StarzPlay lets you watch shows like The Spanish Princes and Dublin Murders on demand. Lionsgate, Starz parent company, also acquired Pennyworth and Doom Patrol. There are also movies such as Hitch, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and No Country for Old Men.
Expanding our direct-to-consumer product into the global arena with the launch of the StarzPlay app gives subscribers seamless entry to our platform and premium content on their device of choice, while also providing us with access to key consumer data insights as we continue to position ourselves for success in the evolving content ecosystem.Jeffrey Hirch – STARZ CEO
Customers can subscribe through starz.com or partner platforms. A subscription costs around $5 USD depending on your country. For example, it’s £4.99 in the UK. There’s also a free trial available.
Once subscribed, customers can download the free app from their app store. The app is currently available for Apple, Android, and Chromecast devices. Once downloaded, activate Starz and stream away.
Starzplay lets up to four users to watch and enjoy offline downloads of select shows and movies. It is available via iPhone, iPad, as well as on a wide range of Android supported devices.
In Mexico, Starz subscribers via pay service Totalplay can authenticate and stream content. Starz is looking to authenticate subscribers from other international cable partners soon.
Starzplay is currently available via Apple TV in Europe and Latin America. In France, Germany, Mexico, and the UK via Amazon Prime Video channels.
In Mexico, it is available via Izzi as well as Totalplay. In Spain, it is available via Orange and Vodafone. In France via Orange and in the UK via Virgin Media as well as in Canada via an alliance with Bell Media.