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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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    AdamDecember 17, 2018

    What does it mean when I get the stream overload message on the STARZ app? I’m currently watching on my Xbox.

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoDecember 19, 2018Staff

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks for getting in touch! We don’t have information about why you get a stream overload message on the Starz app. It would be best to get in touch with Starz to consult about the error. Hope this clarifies!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    KenDecember 5, 2018

    The STARZ streaming app works fine on one of my Apple TVs but won’t work on the other. It only displays the home page and you cannot click on anything. If you go to series or movies nothing loads. What could the issue be?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaDecember 10, 2018Staff

      Hi Ken,

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

      Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with streaming STARZ on your devices. You should be able to stream STARZ up to five devices at any time. However, you need to register a device first. Moreover, you can only simultaneously watch different streaming content on up to two devices. Please be sure to register first your device.

      If the problem persists, it would be a good idea to directly ask STARZ customer support.

      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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    MemeDecember 2, 2018

    There is an original Starz show airing at 8 tonight. I have the Starz app. When will the episode be made available for streaming?

    • finder Customer Care
      CharisseDecember 7, 2018Staff

      Hi Meme,

      Thanks for reaching out to finder.

      New episodes from the current season of any Starz Original are available on the Starz app on the same day they are aired. If you also want to catch up on past seasons, they are readily available for you to binge watch on.

      Enjoy watching!

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    OmargNovember 18, 2018

    What if i just download the App and not subscribed to a monthly payment package, will i still can whats movies and tv series?

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoNovember 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Omarg,

      Thanks for reaching out! To successfully view the shows on the Starz app you must create an account and activate a subscription.
      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    PhyllisNovember 17, 2018

    I would like to start Stars but I want to use on my roku and my tablet which one should I sign up for to get it in different places the app or on roku

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoNovember 21, 2018Staff

      Hi Phyllis,

      Thanks for your inquiry and for visiting our page! To view the Starz on both the Roku and tablet, you must create an account to start from the Starz app that you can access easily on the Roku or a tablet. Simply download the app to create an account.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    noneNovember 12, 2018

    thought standalone using adsl connection was enough no wonder why i do not have cable or other for 10 yrs plus appears up selling everything else except your own product. is it $7.99mo in November 2018?

    • finder Customer Care
      AshNovember 13, 2018Staff

      Hi John,

      Thank you for reaching out to us,

      Yes, if you will purchase STARZ as a standalone without any subscription, it will be $7.99 per month. Once you are subscribed, you may access STARZ app on your Apple/ Android Devices as well as Apple TV and Chromecast.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again to us if you have additional questions that you need assistance with.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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    FrancesNovember 9, 2018

    I have STARZ add on on Amazon can I watch on the STARZ app, my username and password for amazon are not working

    • finder Customer Care
      AshNovember 10, 2018Staff

      Hi Frances,

      Thank you for reaching out to us.

      For the STARZ Play (application), the log-in information that you will use is the one you registered when you sign-up for STARZ. This is regardless that your provider is Amazon.

      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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    veronicaOctober 26, 2018

    I have accepted s 7 day free trial of STARZ on my phone. How can I watch it on TV?

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoOctober 27, 2018Staff

      Hi Veronica,

      Thanks for your inquiry. To watch STARZ on your TV, simply download the app on your tv and log in.
      Once you’re set up you can watch your favorite tv shows on your TV.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Cheers,
      Nikki

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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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