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STARZ Play Streaming Subscription Review

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STARZ Networks offers STARZ Play, a streaming service that lets you watch hit movies and popular original series. You can stream from your computer or smart device.

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Can’t get enough of Outlander? STARZ Play is an app from the STARZ cable and satellite television network that allows you to stream their library of popular films and original television series. The network is a global media and entertainment company that operates under a subscription basis. With a STARZ cable or satellite subscription, you can enjoy the included streaming service, STARZ Play, for free. But not all hope is lost if you don’t subscribe with your TV provider. Without a subscription, you can stream from the STARZ Play app as a standalone package, for $7.99 per month. With STARZ Play, you can enjoy current or past episodes of STARZ Original Series.

Participating providers for STARZ Play
DirecTV Xfinity
Dish AT&T
Verizon Charter Spectrum
COX Optimum
Mediacom Suddenlink
Amazon Channels

While the list above gives a few top TV providers, there are additional providers not listed that also participate. To add on STARZ, you can do so online, or by phone.

Compatible Devices with the STARZ Play app

You can access STARZ Play on a variety of different devices and platforms, including:

Device/Platform Name: Devices/Platforms:
Amazon devices Kindle Fire Tablet 3rd generation or newer
Kindle Fire Phone
Amazon Fire Stick
Amazon Fire TV
Android Phone and Tablets Running Android 4.0.3 or newer Android TV
Nexus Player
NVIDIA Shield
Razer Forge
Apple TV 4th generation Apple TV running tvOS 9 or newer
Computer Operating System Microsoft Window 7 or newer
Apple OSX 10.5.7 or newer
Browsers Current version of Edge
Current version of Chrome
Current version of Firefox
Current version of Safari
iPhone, iPad and iPod iOS 8 or newer
Roku 2nd Generation or newer
Smart TVs Sony TVs running Android 5 or newer
Select Samsung Smart TVs
Xbox 360
One

What are the benefits of STARZ Play?

  • STARZ app. With the STARZ Play app, you can access and watch original series, and most movies. Additionally, you can enjoy full downloads, and search through every big genre. The app lets you download full movies and shows, and watch them anytime, anywhere – even offline.
  • Free trial. If you want to try out STARZ, you can take advantage of a free 7-day trial. To get the free trial, all you have to do is download the STARZ app from the App Store, Google Play Store or Roku Channel Store. Then, start your 7-day free trial by using your Apple, Google Play or Roku ID. Simply create your STARZ profile, and start streaming on a supported device. If you do not cancel your trial within the 7 days, you will be charged the $7.99 monthly subscription fee.
  • Multiple devices. You can enjoy STARZ On Demand on multiple devices with a lot of TV providers.

Pricing and packaging

While you have to purchase a STARZ cable or satellite subscription, you can download the STARZ app for free from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or from the Roku Channel Store.

For access to STARZ Play through the mobile app without a cable subscription, you can purchase a standalone plan for $7.99 per month. By purchasing the $7.99 per month subscription, you can subscribe to the STARZ app on Apple and Android smart devices, and Apple TV and Chromecast. You will pay for your subscription in advance of the covered month.

To add STARZ onto your cable or satellite package, you will have to contact your TV provider to find out specific pricing. On average, adding STARZ on can cost anywhere from $10 to $29.99, more or less.

How many devices does a subscription support?

You can register a maximum of five devices at any one time. If you try to connect more than five devices, you’ll receive an error message. If you wish to add an additional device, you’ll have to delete one of the previously registered devices.

With a single STARZ Play subscription, you can simultaneously watch different streaming content on up to two devices. If you’d like to watch more than two simultaneous streams, you’ll need to sign up for another STARZ Play subscription at $7.99 per month.

Pros and Cons of STARZ Play Streaming Subscription

Here are a few things you can expect from STARZ Play Streaming Subscription:

Pros

  • STARZ Play streaming. STARZ Play comes with your STARZ subscription. It is the online streaming service that comes with participating providers.
  • Media options. You can choose from the hottest and most popular movies and TV shows. Many are award-winning, and the hits of today’s culture.
  • Family options. Not only does STARZ offer a lot of today’s popular movie options, but it also brings back the family classics that are suitable for everyone in the family, like Monster’s Inc.
  • Register multiple devices. You can register a maximum of five devices at any one time and can simultaneously watch different streaming content on up to two devices.

Cons

  • Subscription required. In order to start streaming, you need to select your cable, satellite, or telco company TV provider, and enter in your STARZ account information. Or, you can subscribe to the app as a stand-alone package.
  • Internet connection. To stream with STARZ Play, you need a high-speed internet connection. It is required that you have wired Internet connection, Wifi, or 4G. The minimum required bandwidth is 2.5 Mbps, but 6 Mbps is recommended for the best experience.
  • Internet Connected Device. STARZ Play is not available on all Internet Connected Devices. In fact, it is currently only accessible with a few devices. The network is working on adding more providers to the list.

Top movies

You can search through movies by different genre. A few of the most popular movies you can stream include:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Risen Inside Out
Monsters, Inc. The Good Dinosaur Ratatouille
Avengers: Age of Ultron Careful What You Wish For Fathers and Daughters
The 5th Wave

You can also search through each series by genre. A few genre options including: Popular, Originals, Kids, Classic TV, etc. The following are popular shows right now:

Outlander Power Black Sails
The Girlfriend Experience Party Down Flesh and Bone
Magic City Gunsmoke Angela Anaconda
The Chair Busytown Mysteries Blunt Talk

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    abhishekOctober 16, 2018

    I would like to know the number of tv shows that starz play has to offer on its platform. also if any of them are original content and if so , how many original shows does star have

    • finder Customer Care
      AshOctober 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Abhishek,

      Thank you for contacting us.

      Starz has an approximate 32 Original Shows wherein the genre ranges from Drama to Documentaries. For the number of TV shows that Starz has to offer, there is no specific number as they broadcast 14 different channels which has their own set of TV shows. You definitely have a wide variety selection of TV shows available which will depend on the subscription that you have.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have additional questions.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    ElaineOctober 10, 2018

    We have a new LG smart tv, can I download the Starz app and get the new season of Outlanders

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesOctober 11, 2018Staff

      Hi Elaine,

      Thank you for leaving a question.

      If your new LG tv is running on Android 5 or higher then that would suffice in downloading the Starz app for you to be able to stream your shows directly onto your TV. Please note that the minimum required bandwidth is 2.5 Mbps, but 6 Mbps is recommended for the best experience. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    DeborahOctober 4, 2018

    Do Starz come on the Roku stick

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloOctober 4, 2018Staff

      Hi Deborah,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      STARZ will work on a Roku stick. If you’re already a STARZ subscriber, you can download the app right now and enjoy it free. Or, subscribe to STARZ direct through your Roku TV, Roku Streaming Stick or Roku streaming media player and try it free for 7 days (just $8.99/month after free trial). No other subscription to any other service is required.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    MaryseSeptember 10, 2018

    I let a friend use my info to download Starz on her Xbox so we could watch it, now she has moved out, how do I log her off my/remove her system from my account?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloSeptember 10, 2018Staff

      Hi Maryse,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      The only work around to log out your Starz account in her Xbox is to change your Starz password. Once you do that, her Xbox will prompt her to log in again and if she does not know what your new password is then she has no way to access your Starz account again. Hope it helps.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    KarenJune 18, 2018

    How do I cancel STARZ?

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloJune 19, 2018Staff

      Hi Karen,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      To cancel a subscription you purchased using Subscribe with Amazon:

      1. Go to Your Memberships and Subscriptions.
      2. Select Manage Subscription next to the subscription you’d like to cancel.
      3. Select the End Subscription option and confirm.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    rachusMay 4, 2018

    Why doesn’t STARZ have a search option (at least it’s not on it’s ROKU channel – nor STARZ (Amazon)? I mean, you have to know what genre “someone” has classified the movie/show you want to watch, and then browse all of the movies in every genres until you find it.

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloMay 5, 2018Staff

      Hi Rachus,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      With Starz, you can search through each series by genre. A few genre options including: Popular, Originals, Kids, Classic TV, etc. You can try uninstalling and reinstalling your Starz app to force and update just in case yours is not updated. If all else fails, you can directly contact Starz by calling 855-247-9175,

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    FeliciaMarch 19, 2018

    I have stars with my cable package but how can I stream a show to watch from the beginning? Because On Demand only has so many episodes that I have missed and I would like to see it from the beginning binge watch?

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchMarch 22, 2018Staff

      Hi Felicia,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      If you have STARZ subscription included with your cable package, you should be able to stream all of its episodes since the beginning. I suggest contacting your cable subscription to confirm and seek assitance.

      While for STARZ Play mobile app, you can access and watch original series, and most movies. Additionally, you can enjoy full downloads, and search through every big genre. The app lets you download full movies and shows, and watch them anytime, anywhere – even offline. You can subscribe to the STARZ app on Apple and Android smart devices, and Apple TV and Chromecast. No need for a cable subscription.

      Best regards,
      Rench

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    staceyMarch 12, 2018

    I have cancelled starz play , and do not have any access to it, however my online bank statement is showing a pending withdrawl of $8.99. How can I be refunded and also make sure my account is totally CANCELLED on your end. If i had access I would say , ok it must be something I did, but as previously stated I have no access or service.

    • finder Customer Care
      joelmarceloMarch 15, 2018Staff

      Hi Stacey,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Please note that we are a comparison website and we do not represent STARZ or any of the providers on our page. You can clarify this with STARZ by going to their website and at the bottom there is a CONTACT US section to speak to them about your issue. Sorry I wasn’t of help. Please send us a message again if you have further questions.

      Cheers,
      Joel

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    WilliamJanuary 30, 2018

    I have STARZ but can’t watch Gunsmoke seasons 1-6. Please help.

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldFebruary 27, 2018Staff

      Hi William,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Gunsmoke is still available on STARZ but you can stream it on STARZ ENCORE On Demand. You may want to visit STARZ main site and check out the contents available on the OD.

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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    DDecember 14, 2017

    Does the Starz app thru Amazon Fire Tv stream in 1080p? Specifically “Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    • finder Customer Care
      HaroldDecember 18, 2017Staff

      Hi D But82,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Yes, that should be in 1080p, however, you should check with their cable provider, as some notably Comcast don’t seem to support the Starz app. But generally, Kindle Fire Stick support 1080p

      I hope this information has helped.

      Cheers,
      Harold

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