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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.

STARZ Play Review
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 $8.99 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 $8.99 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 $8.99 per month. By purchasing the $8.99 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 $8.99 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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    MichelleMarch 31, 2019

    The movies come in different language? Like Spanish?

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesApril 1, 2019Staff

      HI Michelle,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      STARZ Play offers “pop-up” closed captioning on every feature and program that was released the year of 1998 or later. Closed captions can also be in Spanish. You may check the subtitle settings per movie to see what captions are available for that movie. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    M&jMarch 18, 2019

    Can I stream Starz on my Crave on Xbox one?

    • finder Customer Care
      MaiMarch 18, 2019Staff

      Hi M&J,

      Thank you for visiting Finder.

      I’m afraid you are unable to watch STARZ on your Crave using an Xbox one. Although it is already on the works to become available to Xbox and to all other Crave-supported platforms including Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.

      While it is not yet available through Crave, you may download the STARZ app to your Xbox One and you should be good.

      Hope this helps and ​please feel free to contact us back should you require further assistance. 😊

      Kind Regards,
      Mai

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    CarolMarch 7, 2019

    I am an Optimum subscriber. How do I get Starz on my mobile devices?

    • finder Customer Care
      CharisseMarch 8, 2019Staff

      Hi Carol,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      In order to watch Starz on your mobile devices, you need to download Starz app from Apple or Android app store. Once you have completed the installation, you can then access Starz content through the Starz mobile app by logging in with your Optimum user name and password.

      I hope that helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    KevinMarch 7, 2019

    I have started using the app on my iPad. I noticed that when I download episodes to watch on a plane, when no connection is available, It doesn’t work due to no connection. Am I missing something re “downloading”. Netflix, iTunes and Amazon downloads work flawlessly this way?

    • finder Customer Care
      johnbasanesMarch 8, 2019Staff

      Hi Kevin,

      Thank you for reaching out to Finder.

      Have you configured where the Starz app stores your downloaded movies? This may be the reason why you are unable to access them. Another reason may also be that there is no downloaded content on the device when you used it. Download content when you are still connected to the internet and ensure it gets completed before you get your device offline. For further assistance, you may also reach out to a Starz customer service representative to assist you. Hope this helps!

      Cheers,
      Reggie

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    OrenFebruary 17, 2019

    Hi, I live in Israel. What’s my best option to connect/subscribe in order to be able and watch outlander freely?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaFebruary 18, 2019Staff

      Hi Oren,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      STARZ Play is only available in the US. Thus, you can’t use STARZ Play in Israel to watch Outlander. You may need to use other services to watch this show.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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    AngelzJanuary 21, 2019

    I just subscribed to the Starz for the 3 month promotion of $5 a month. I’ve been wanting to watch Outlander for a long time now and am so happy I can now! However, I am noticing the days I stream 1-3 episodes that my data usage is significantly higher than it usually is. I’ve been watching this as my household went over our limit with Comcast last month.

    How much data does Starz use per hour to stream please? Is there a way to choose video quality? Any information would be appreciated.

    Thank you!

    • finder Customer Care
      ValJanuary 25, 2019Staff

      Hi Angelz,

      Thank you for leaving a question. Since we do not have a specific answer to how much data is used per hour, we may recommend you to get the specifics with Starz directly. There is a 7 day trial and after so you will be charged $7.99 monthly. The video quality will depend on the release of the shows. You can stream select STARZ titles in HD, but only on Chromecast, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and the web platform on your HDCP compatible computer setup.

      Hope this helps

      Regards,
      Val

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    AngelJanuary 7, 2019

    I have a Vizio Smart TV but the STARZ app is not available. How can I stream the app to my tv?

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoJanuary 8, 2019Staff

      Hi Angel,

      Thanks for getting in touch! You can go to this page for streaming device options.

      Hope this helps and feel free to email back if you have questions.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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    RissJanuary 6, 2019

    I took advantage of the Starz promo free 7- day trial then $5/month for 3 months in late December, so I have the app on my phone and able to watch there. I want to watch it on my Sony smart tv, and I have Amazon prime video. I went and got a free trial via Amazon, and my account says free 7 day trial then $8.99/month. How do I sign in using my $5/month account? I already canceled my Starz order on Amazon. I hope I’m making sense, I’m tech-challenged. Thanks.

    • finder Customer Care
      AshJanuary 7, 2019Staff

      Hi Riss,

      Thank you for contacting finder.

      Indeed, you may purchase a Starz subscription with Amazon Prime but it will be $8.99 per month. The $5 for 3 months subscription that you had in December was just an offer which was valid until the 31st of December 2018. You may also purchase a stand alone subscription for Start which will cost you $7.99 each month.

      I hope this helps.

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

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    KellyDecember 27, 2018

    Can I create a kids profile and limit access to explicit materials?

    • finder Customer Care
      ValDecember 29, 2018Staff

      Hi Kelly,

      Thank you for leaving a question. Yes you can create a kids profile with STARZ. And once you have downloaded the app, STARZ app have Parental Controls – STARZ included that feature. From the STARZ website, just go to ‘My Account,’ and block what you don’t want your kids to watch. Just make your PIN easy to remember and you’re all set.

      Hope this helps!

      Regards,
      Val

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    MarthaDecember 19, 2018

    I’ve subscribed to Starz through my cable provider for a while now and use the app for free often. Just today I noticed they have locked a lot of content on the app. Have they changed their subscription tiers? Is a cable subscription no longer sufficient to access all streaming content?

    • finder Customer Care
      ValDecember 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Martha,

      Thank you for leaving a question. This could be the free 7-day trial downloaded from the App Store, Google Play Store or Roku Channel Store. If you do not cancel your trial within the 7 days, you will be charged the $7.99 monthly subscription fee. Otherwise, if you have subscribed to a specific plan and are not getting what you signed up for, you can call STARZ directly at 855-247-9175.

      Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Val

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