Tag: STARZ

This section focuses on providing useful information on the services provided by STARZ. STARZ (from here on, Starz) is a premium cable network that offers a selection of motion pictures and original TV shows. Starz’s main office is in the Meridian International Business Center, Colorado. Their slogan is “Obsessable” which implies that they have binge-worthy show and movies to keep customers “obsessed”.

Depending on your service provider, Starz serves up to twelve multiplex channels – six 24-hour multiplex channels, all of which are simulcast in both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) – as well as a subscription video-on-demand service called Starz On Demand.

You can access Starz in different ways. The most common way is through your cable provider. However, there are several other ways to stream Starz even if you do not have or want cable. Some popular methods are through Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and through their stream on-demand app, Starz (formerly Starz Play). Starz Play was the primary method used to stream Starz on consoles like PlayStation and Xbox.

The app was also available to Starz subscribers of Verizon FIOSAT&T U-verse, Cox Communications, Xfinity by Comcast and DirecTV but it was later merged with Starz.com on April 5, 2016.  The new Starz app replaced Starz Play. However, PlayStation 4 users lost access to a dedicated app and instead had to opt to subscribe through PlayStation Vue or third-party streaming service to be able to watch Starz on PS4 consoles.

The new Starz app allows subscribers to sign in and stream content on demand. Starz offers a free 7-day trial and you can cancel your subscription at any time. At the time of writing, the only cable provider that does not allow you to connect with the Starz app is Comcast. The Starz app allows for offline playback, so users can download and stream content without an internet connection.

Other than that, you can directly subscribe to Starz via their website and use your credentials to log in to Starz on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire Stick, Android, and iOS and other supported devices. However, there are steps that you have to take to activate Starz before streaming on third-party devices. The Starz help center is also available 24/7 to offer assistance with any of their services.

Starz costs $8.99 per month as an add-on via Amazon Video and Hulu (both offer a free trial). The price the same if you subscribe directly. Netflix subscribers, despite previous hiccups between Starz and Netflix, also have access to some shows like Outlander and Power at no extra cost.
Comcast and STARZ Dispute
An ongoing dispute between Starz and Comcast could see the cable company dropping the network from its lineup. Comcast and Starz are currently unable to reach a deal with Comcast planning to replace Starz with Epix come December 2019. Comcast plans to offer Starz as a stand-alone package which will see customers paying an extra $12 to access shows like Power and Outlander (more info below).
StarzPlay App

To roll out its premium pay-TV brand Starz into the global marketplace, Lionsgate launched the Starzplay app. Starzplay branded channels are available in the UK and Germany on Amazon Prime Video. Starz original drama series Vida and Sweetbitter, both of which debuted in the US on May 6, are available. Older series like Boss, Survivor’s Remorse and the Royals are already available. All future Starz originals will be released on the same day they launch in the US.

How Much Does Starz Cost?
STARZ costs $8.99 and $13.99 a month and the price depends on where you subscribe. For example, when you subscribe through the STARZ app directly from STARZ, you pay $8.99 a month.

If you add STARZ to DirecTV/AT&T TV you pay $13.99 a month. The cost also varies per the different cable companies. Amazon Prime members can subscribe to STARZ with Amazon Channels which allows users to watch wherever they watch Prime Videos. You can see a price breakdown for various platforms here.
Free Starz Trial
You can sign up for a free STARZ trial if you subscribe through the app, Hulu, SlingTV, YouTube TV, or through Amazon Channels, etc. It’s a free seven-day trial, just enough to get a taste of what the network has to offer. You can read more about how to get it here.
How Many Devices Can You Watch STARZ On?
With a paid or trial subscription, you can watch Starz on up to four of the supported devices at the same time. You can also pause on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. For example, you can move from your TV to your tablet or smartphone with no issues in playback. You can manage devices just as easily with your subscription.
Supported Devices

iPhone, iPad, & iPod running iOS8 or greater
Android Devices Running Android 4.0.3 or higher
2014 and newer Kindle Fire tablets running Fire OS 5 or greater
All Kindle Fire Phones
4th Gen Apple TV
Amazon Fire TV and Fire Stick
Nexus Player
NVIDIA Shield
Razer Forge
2nd Gen Roku 2,3, and 4
Roku Stick
Xbox One and One S
Xbox 360
Select 2014 and newer Sony TVs running Android 5 or greater
Select 2014 Samsung Smart TVs with Smart Hub
Microsoft Windows 7 or newer
Apple OSX 10.5.7 or newer

How To Download Episodes On Starz?
You can download TV shows and movies for offline viewing through the Starz app but there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. They are:

Downloading is only available on select Android and iOS phones and tablets
Some titles are not available for download
International viewing restrictions apply
Downloaded movies and TV shows will auto delete 2 weeks after you initially downloaded
Titles will also auto-delete if the title goes out of its licensing window

How to activate Starz Using activate.starz.com

Here’s how to use the activate.starz.com website along with your Starz activation code that you get from the Starz app. How To Activate Starz To activate STARZ, you need a paid subscription or the 7-day free trial offered with the …

iPad Not Playing STARZ Videos

If your iPad is not playing STARZ videos, here’s what you can do to fix it: Check Service The first thing you want to is to check that Starz is up and running. You can use an online service like …

Starz Live Stream: How To Access

In order to gain access to the live stream for STARZ, you need to activate STARZ. STARZ live streaming allows you to watch shows and movies on demand. You can view the schedule here. Popular shows on STARZ like Outlander …

STARZ Programming President,Carmi Zlotnik, Quits

Carmi Zlotnik has announced that he plans to resign as the programming president for STARZ. Zlotnik’s main responsibilities were for the development, production and programming strategy of Starz originals. However, after a decade of service, the long time employee will …

How To Get STARZ On Roku

For users already subscribed to STARZ, you can download the channel and start watching right away. You’d only need to activate STARZ on Roku using your existing credentials. Roku launched support for premium channels like STARZ and Showtime way back …

AT&T To Insert Ads When Users Pause STARZ & EPIX

The advertising department of AT&T has decided that ads will be introduced when users pause Epix or STARZ channels on DIRECTV and AT&T TV Now. AT&T first introduced the feature in late 2018 where viewers began seeing ads when they …

How To Get Starz On Apple TV With Comcast?

How to activate Starz on Apple TV with Comcast? Unfortunately, Comcast does not let customers activate Starz on an Apple TV. Current Comcast subscribers can only watch Starz through their cable box. How Do I Activate Starz on My Apple …

How To Download Episodes On Starz?

To download episodes on Starz, you need to install the STARZ app or StarzPlay. Sign in and activate Starz. Select your TV show or movie and tap download to watch anytime, anywhere — even offline. Starz lets subscribers download videos …

STARZ To Release Streaming App Internationally In 2020

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 …

Comcast Customers To Pay More For STARZ

Comcast customers who want to keep Starz as part of their cable package may soon have to pay  $12 more per month. The plan to dump Starz from its packages comes as the cable giant battles the network over how …

Comcast & Starz Still Can’t Reach A Deal

STARZ is set to lose a significant portion of its cable subscribers after Comcast decided to replace 17 Starz channels in its Xfinity TV package with movie channel Epix. News of the changes, which takes effect Dec. 10, saw shares …

STARZ Has New CEO – Jeffrey Hirsch

STARZ finally replaces former CEO, Chris Albrecht who left the company earlier this year. The new CEO and President, Jeffrey Hirsch, is no stranger to the company as he was promoted from his position of COO (a position he held …

How To Get STARZ On Netflix

In the beginning, circa 2008, Netflix used to stream over 2,500 concerts and featured STARZ movies. Then, in 2011, STARZ pulled its content from Netflix. At the time,  Starz accounted for 8% of domestic Netflix subscribers’ viewing (in the United States). …

How To Watch Starz Online

As a startup that was once a spinoff network, STAZ has come a long way. The network now offers original TV series, thrilling documentaries, and a line up of huge blockbuster hits. There’s no way that you could miss out …

AT&T + STARZ Sign Multi-year Deal

AT&T and STARZ have agreed to a multi-year content carriage agreement which will see AT&T’s customers having more options in terms of content and value. The new deal permits AT&T to offer content from STARZ and STARZ Encore premium linear …

Comcast Planning To Drop Starz By End Of 2019

Update: Comcast and Starz reached a new deal and STARZ will remain a part of Comcast’s cable line up. Comcast, the only cable provider not to integrate with the Starz app via http://activate.starz.com, has announced that it plans to drop …

Starz Movies – What To Watch & Why

Starz may just be the streaming platform you need in your life right now. The premium cable channel has long since cut its cords and began offering live and on-demand streaming through their own app as well as third-party streaming …

Starz Documentaries – What To Watch & Why

Documentaries are an effective way to introduce yourself to new topics, as well as allow yourself to gain another perspective on certain topics you may already be knowledgeable in. Starz TV shows are already addictive and their selection of documentaries are all the …

How Much Does Starz App Cost?

STARZ costs between $8.99 and $13.99 a month depending on how you subscribe to the service. For example, when you use the STARZ app to subscribe directly through STARZ, you pay $8.99 per month. However, when you subscribe to STARZ …

Getting Help With Your STARZ Subscription

STARZ offers a decent selection of original shows and movies. There’s no doubt that you can spend hours streaming Outlander or Power. There’s even a free trial for new subscribers to get a taste of what they have to offer. …

How to Cancel STARZ Subscription

To cancel STARZ subscription: 1. Open your browser and go to starz.com. 2. Log in to your Starz account. 3. Select the Subscription link at the bottom of the page under the Account section. 4. Click the Cancel Subscription link. 5. Give a reason for canceling …

Starz TV Shows – What To Watch & Why

With a Starz subscription, you can watch some pretty descent original series and movies. And, its all for the low price of $8.99 per month if you get it directly from their website. There’s also a trial that lasts for …

Everywhere You Can Stream Starz

Starz has a steady growing selection of original content that can keep you occupied for weeks. It’s also one of the reasons why it’s one of the best streaming platforms. While you can stream Starz via the Starz app, you …